City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular October meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11.
A public hearing was held on the request for annexation of the housing area with no oral or written comments presented.
A visitor at the meeting was Jay Hinterlong of Idaho County Recycling. He gave an update on the new recycling center.
In reports there was 7.4 million gallons of water pumped and 6.8 million sold for a loss of 7.5%. City Clerk Carol Altman later updated that figured to just 4.5% when the water used by the highway department is accounted for. No new leaks were reported.
In the land and buildings report Shelli Schumacher reported that Dean and Maria Gehring have donated a chest freezer to the Community Hall.
Ron Grant reported there were 3 fire calls this past month plus the 3 vehicle accident on Highway 95.
In old business CEDA was approved as the grant administrator for RFP and Riedesel was approved for the professional design service. In a later development, Jim Rehder of CEDA reported Monday, Oct. 19, that the Department of Corrections has turned down the proposal so the housing development project is a dead issue for this year but could be resurrected next year. Rehder reported CEDA will continue with a survey on the need for entry level salary and senior citizen housing which is what the project was proposed for. If the project is resurrected next year they will have that part done.
In other business a catering permit was approved for the Bräts & Brew Fest on Nov. 5 in the Hall.
Bids were also opened on the city surplus with only some of the items being bid on and sold. High bids were approved for those items that received bids.
The next regular meeting of the council will be Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.