City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their June meeting Monday, June 8 with a light agenda.
A public hearing was held prior to the regular meeting on a request by Gordon Harman to vacate an alley adjoining some property he owns. There were some concerns expressed about emergency vehicle access if the alley is closed. No action was taken at this time.
Police chief Terry Cochran was authorized to sign up with eForce at $1500 per year. This helps considerably with his crime and investigation reports to the state police.
The council also authorized obtaining a military surplus pickup that would be used to help with sanding and plowing of streets in the winter. The vehicle will be obtained for only the cost of going and picking it up through a program between the military and law enforcement agencies.
The agreement with Paradon Consulting, an engineering firm, is ready to submit. They will do the engineering for the Lewiston St. project Street commissioner Jack Duman reported an unexpected snag in the project in that all existing sidewalks will need to be ADA compliant, which could lead to excessive costs as very few sections along the project area are ADA compliant at this time.
Shelli Schumacher reported the community hall project is likely to go to bid in late August-early September. There is a lot of preliminary stuff that needs to be done prior to letting of bids.
Ron Grant reported the fire department just 2 calls in the past month, for an extrication and for ambulance crew assistance. He said several firemen will be attending a fire academy in Kamiah this weekend.
In new business Brittny Behler made a request to have a “Design to Dance” class on Mondays in the basement room of the hall for 3 to 18 year olds. The class would run from 2 to 6 p.m. A charge of $30 per month was approved as that was the charge made to previous dance classes.
The date for the city budget hearing was moved to Sept. 8 as they had previously set it for Labor Day.
The council will hold a budget workshop on July 21.
The council adjourned at 8 p.m. The next regular meeting will be Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m.