cleanup set for March 26-April 9
The Cottonwood City Council set the 2-week period from March 26 to April 9 as Cottonwood Spring Cleanup at their March meeting Monday, March 10.
Details on where the inert waste dumpsters will be set up will be provided in the next week or two. They moved it up from the end of April so that citizens can bring their spring yard cleanup waste here instead of taking it to the rural dumpsters.
In other business, a lease agreement was approved for Seubert Enterprises, which has taken over the fueling business at the airport. Terms were to be the same as for the previous owner.
Another airport lease was requested by a Wisconsin man who wants to build a new hanger. Action was tabled until Mayor Denis Duman gets back from vacation as he was the one working on this matter.
A public hearing was held on updating the building codes for the 2003 UBC to the 2006 UBC. There was no public comment. No action was taken by the council as the Planning and Zoning Commission was short of a quorum at their meeting and had no recommendation to the council. Shelli Schumacher reported the P & Z was able to hold their public hearing and also had no public comment.
Jack Duman reported they won’t hear anything on the sidewalk and street grant applications until at least the end of March.
He also reported that the highway district consortium has called for bids on mag chloride so they should be set for dust abatement when things dry out this summer and that becomes necessary.
He reported that he and public works superintendent Roy Uhlenkott are looking into some drainage problems around town and will be setting up a public meeting soon on drainage issues in the Terrace Addition.
Schumacher reported one of the heat pumps at the Community Hall has been replaced. She also reported the Horizons group is looking into a grant that would refurbish the hall. They missed this year’s grant cycle so it will be 2009 before anything happens.
She also reported that the high school art students have completed the sign for the new public works building and it has been installed.
Ron Grant reported that remodeling is nearing completion inside the fire station. He said that Mayor Duman is looking into having an open house for both the fire station and the new public works building when work is completed.
A Memo of Understanding between the city and the Fair Board was approved regarding use of the fairgrounds facilities in case of a disaster.
Acting mayor Jack Duman read a letter from Mary Reed about concerns over traffic on Lewiston St. by her home, in the school zones and children crossing the street. Duman and Uhlenkott said many of the issues she raised are already being addressed.
The council meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m.