Council passes school zone speed ordinance
The Cottonwood City Council passed an ordinance changing speed zones in some parts of town and establishing school zones at their regular August meeting last Monday, August 11.
The full text of the ordinance appeared in last week’s Chronicle and would establish some 15 mile per hour speed zones in school areas.
In other business Chinh Le, Jenny Schacher and Rachel Stocking were present to review the RFP’s received from architects on the Community Hall project. After discussion Ms. Le said she will call for references on the architects submitting proposals and report to the Council at the September meeting.
Bobbi Tidwell of the Cottonwood Riding Club appeared with a request to close portions of East Street and North Street during the Riding Club play days on Sept. 7 and 14. The consensus of the Council was to approve the closures to through traffic on those days.
In reports Jay Hinterlong reported that the city pumped 8.1 million gallons and sold 7.7 million during July. The city crew will be working on water meter replacements and valve repairs at the wells.
Ron Grant reported the city crew is continuing work on the lagoon seepage test. A leak between the lagoons and the agriforest has been repaired.
Jack Duman reported the city is finished with mag chloride application and will now focus on pothole patching.
Shelli Schumacher reported that NICI inmates have been working at the park, painting the bathrooms, tables and awnings, pulling weeks and cleaning up the area. The city will be looking into the lawn problems and possibly adjust the sprinkling.
In the fire department report Grant said there was only one call in the past month, a rural call. He later reported on the proposed Fire Protection Aid Agreement with NICI. After Grant explained it, Jack Duman made a motion to authorize the mayor to sign the agreement. The motion was passed.
In correspondence Mayor Denis Duman reported the city has received a thank you note from CEDA for support the city has given. Also a letter from Julie Arnzen was read concerning the loud music from the bar.
The budget for FY 2009 was discussed with Mayor Duman explaining some revisions made to balance the budget. Some reserve transfers will be discontinued and some revisions were made in the street and fire department budgets. The amended budget was approved by motion.
The council also approved transfer of the Country Haus & Village Motel Alcohol Beverage License to the new owners.
In other business City Clerk Carol Altman and City Attorney Joe Wright have been working on deeds to transfer portions of Talkington and School Streets to the hospital per an ordinance passed in 1963. Wright will be researching the legal names of the entities to prepare the deeds.
Wright is also looking into declaration of a public right of way regarding taxing unit #122 along Maple Street. He is looking into a current survey of the property adjacent to Unit #122 prior to preparing the declaration.
Wright also reported that the Busdastublup Hearing is postponed pending the outcome of the criminal hearing.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 p.m.
There will be a budget hearing on the FY 2009 budget on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.