Council approves alcohol permits
The Cottonwood City Council held their January meeting Monday, Jan. 10 and approved several alcohol beverage permits.
Permits were approved for the Mini-Village, Royale Room, Harley’s Bar & Grill, Country Haus, Cash & Carry, Country Still, Rieners Grocery and Rodonna’s Cottonwood Bowl.
It was reported that Planning & Zoning has recommended passage of the International Building Code. A public hearing on this is scheduled prior to the next council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.
The sidewalk plan was reviewed and a special meeting has been set for 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, to discuss this further as well as work on the sidewalk grant application.
Meeting dates for the year were approved. Council meeting will be held on the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. with the exception of October when the meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. This is due to the Columbus Day holiday.
In the water report, Martin Fowler noted that the water production was down by one-third from last year. Water sold was down only slightly which indicates that a large portion of the leaks have been stopped.
In the police report, Joe Newman reported he is sending in his packet for advanced POST certification.
In the sewer report Max Nuxoll reported only that they are still discharging into the creek.
In the street report Jack Duman said he is working with engineers on the proposed summer projects.
In the Land and Buildings report the flagpole and signs for the ballfields were discussed. They are ready to install once the weather cooperates.
Also the airport grant for this summer was discussed. Mayor Denis Duman said it will be for sealcoating and striping of the runways.
In the fire department report it was noted that the department is working with the EMT’s and ambulance crew on new procedures.
The council approved pay increases for the city employees and also approved changing payroll periods from once a month to twice a month.
The council adjourned at 9 p.m. The next regular meeting is set for Monday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m.