cleanup is next week
The Cottonwood City Council met Monday, April 11 and talked about the upcoming community cleanup week.
The city will have a roll-off near the railroad tracks at the same location they did last year. This is a good time to get rid of those large items that would otherwise need to be hauled to the dump. This service is at no extra charge to Cottonwood residents.
Martin Fowler reported the water system is working fine as the older wells still appear to be recovering nicely since the pressure was taken off them with the addition of well #5. They are still losing a lot of their water though. 3.4 million gallons were pumped last month with 2.9 million gallons billed.
Max Nuxoll reported the inflow data at the sewer ponds doesnít match whatís going out. He feels the sensor at the inflow point may need to be checked.
Jack Duman reported that some gravel has been put out on some of the unpaved streets. He said they may have to look at some BST for Maple Street due to the increased traffic. Thatís the street by the Little League ballfields.
He said he is looking into some alternatives for the summer paving projects as the estimates are coming in very high.
He reported they have yet to receive the sign grant money and are looking into that.
He also reported that there will be a public hearing on April 28 at the Community Hall on the transportation plan. The consortium of area highway districts and cities are looking for public input on the plan.
Denis Duman reported that the new rural firetruck has arrived. He also reported that 7 firemen attended a very good training session in Coeur díAlene over the weekend. They brought a lot of information and ideas back to share with the rest of the department.
Shelli Schumacher reported that the signs are up at the ballfields. She will meet with Prairie Youth Sports next week on discussing ideas for the costs of upkeep on the fields.
She also reported that a work crew from the prison will be in town next week as part of the community cleanup to sweep the sidewalks and do some work at the Centennial Garden.
The council had some discussion on their sick leave policy. Currently they have no limit on how many days can be accrued. They decided to put in a cap of 2 months, which would translate to 320 hours. When a city employee retires they would also get a cashout for their accrued sick leave. A proposal will be written that will be acted on at the next meeting.
A budget hearing date was set for Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The council meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. They next regular meeting will be Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m.