Ordinance, catering permits approved
A couple of catering permits were approved and an ordinance was passed repealing an outdated law at the July meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, July 10.
A public hearing was held prior to the regular meeting regarding the two catering permit applications. During the meeting the two permits were approved. One was for the VFW to hold a beergarden at the City Park during the Idaho County Fair. The other was for the Xi Beta Rho Sorority to provide beverages at the City Park for the Ride Idaho event Monday, August 6. Both permits were applied for through Doreenís Main Street Saloon of Cottonwood.
Ordinance #229 was read and approved. It repeals the law on the books dating back to the early 1900ís that prohibited businesses in town from being open on Sundays.
The council will also continue to look at the outside burning ordinance. Fire Chief Greg Sonnen and Fire Commissioner Ron Grant have both gone through it and suggested some changes that the rest of the council will look at and bring back to the August meeting.
Mayor Denis Duman also asked the councilors to peruse the cityís alcohol code, and bring any suggestions to the August meeting.
Pat and Marietta Holman from Walco, Inc. were in attendance. They are proposing a 2% increase to the sanitation rate. This would amount to about 35 cents for residential service. Rising fuel costs is the main driving force behind the rate increase. The city will address this in their budgeting. They also said they may be back in a few minutes to see about negotiating a longer term contract.
In the reports Pat Holthaus noted they had about an 18% loss between pumped and sold water which may indicate an undetected leak somewhere.
In the water project Roy Uhlenkott said the bulk of the main lines have been placed. They are waiting to finish it until the street work gets done then they will tie in the new lines and abandon the old ones.
Ron Grantís only report in the sewer department is that they are looking at buying more aluminum sprinkler pipe.
In the street report Jack Duman said the mag chloride application is about done. Next up will be a large sealcoating project set for the latter part of July. Included will be Main Street and King Street which will see some temporary closures. As the project date gets closer the city will get a notice in the Chronicle as to exactly when those closures will happen.
In the fire department report, Grant said Homeland Security told him they have been paid by the railroad company for the foam used fighting the tie fires. The city should be getting a reimbursement check for that. They had just 1 fire in the past month.
In the Planning and Zoning report Grant said they are looking at the comprehensive plan as to how to tweak or update it to address possible future annexation, such as the housing area.
Councilor Pat Holthaus relayed a concern from a citizen about a large dog that has been leaping over the fence around its yard and going after people who are walking by. Heís worried about it going after a youngster. Police Chief Terry Cochran said he is aware of the situation but canít do a whole lot unless someone signs a complaint or he sees it himself.
In final business the council set a budget workshop for next Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

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