City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their March meeting Monday, March 19, a week later than originally scheduled due to lack of a quorum available for March 12.
Steve Didier, candidate for Idaho County Commissioner, and Herb Lindsey, candidate for Idaho County Sheriff, appeared at the meeting, introducing themselves to the Council members.
Jack Duman reported that Cottonwood was approved for a BST grant for 2013. They will be using this in the Terrace Addition. The City will also be the agent for Asphalt Emulsion product bids for product to be used by the city and local highway districts.
Pat Holthaus reported there was about 11% water loss in January/February. There was also an update on the Oak Street water project which will be reported on more at the next meeting.
Ron Grant reported the Division of Environmental Quality approved the 2011 land application report. He is also working on what to do with the storm drain grant, eying a mid-summer project.
Shelli Schumacher reported she is working on a grant to redo the cement between the Community Hall and the Kuther Building. A waiver was approved on hall rent for the Relay for Life fundraiser but a waiver was denied for an NICI request.
In the fire department report Grant said they had 3 calls in the past month and 10 members of the department attended a training in Orofino.
Under unfinished business the council approved the VEBA Health Reimbursement program that had been discussed at several previous meetings.
Tri-Co upped their monetary request on the hall cleaning contract and with that the council decided to put the contract out to bids.
Ride Idaho’s request to use the City Park for camping on August 6 was approved. Approximately 350 bicycle riders from all over the nation will be in town then as part of a bicycle tour of the state.
In new business an ordinance was passed to clean up an omission from an earlier street name change ordinance. When First Street was changed to Clark Street, the portion of First Street east of Prairie Elementary School was omitted from the change. This ordinance corrects that.
The Rad Easement was discussed. Mayor Denis Duman will visit with the Rads on this matter.
The annual Cottonwood Community Cleanup was set for April 15 to May 15. As in past years the City will have rolloff bins placed at the corner of Idaho and 2nd South Street to be used to deposit yard waste, tree branches and inert clean-out-the-garage stuff.
In correspondence a thank you was read from the girls basketball team thanking Terry Cochran for the welcome home from state. The city also received notification from the Arbor Day Foundation that they have again been named a Tree City USA community.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. The next regular meeting will be Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m.