City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their December meeting Monday, Dec. 12.
A motion was passed by the council to approve closing off Madison Street from the water tank to the top of the hill as a sledding hill when conditions warrant.
Martin Fowler reported that water projects are done for the year. He also reported there was a 22.9% water loss for the year but it was only 12.3% from July to the end of the year.
A city credit card resolution was passed with the only change being to go with an offer from Cottonwood Credit Union instead of the one from U.S. Bank. Discussion ensued on policies for per diem and other uses but nothing was finalized.
An alcohol beverage license was approved for Debeeann and Randy Thompson of the Busdastublup Saloon & Grub.
A lease renewal request from the library was approved as was an airport lease for Mike Nuxoll of Hometown Auto & Ag.
The encroachment permit was finalized for The Hangout. It was approved at the November meeting but the paperwork needed to be completed.
Also a management policy was approved regarding the reporting of accidents and illnesses for city employees. This was at the request of the city’s insurer.
In the street report Jack Duman noted the crew has been plowing and sanding streets and also trying a new de-icing chemical on some streets.
He also reported on the progress of a couple of grant applications. The magnesium chloride grant has been approved for fiscal year 2009. Along with this the city later passed a dust abatement resolution.
He said there is also a grant application in to help resurface Broadway.
In the fire department report Mayor Denis Duman reported they had a couple of vehicle extrications in the past week. He also reported that they received some turnouts from the Richland, Washington fire department. These would be an upgrade of their current ones.
In the land and buildings report, Max Nuxoll reported the bell is finished and when the weather improves it will be installed in the sidewalk extension near the fire station.
Shelli Schumacher reported that the Prairie High School “Pirates in Action” group will be putting up Christmas lights in the city park on Saturday.
The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
The next meeting of the council will be Monday, January 9, 2006, at 8 p.m.