City Council meets
Jack Duman submitted a letter of resignation from his city council post at the December meeting of the Cottonwood City Council Monday, Dec. 9.
The council will need to appoint someone to serve in his place until the next city election.
There was a public hearing prior to the meeting on the increase in out of town sewer and water rates. There was no one in attendance but the city did receive some written correspondence. Later in the meeting both rate resolutions were read and passed.
The Cequel Communications/Suddenlink lease was approved by the council for Mayor Denis Duman to sign.
The council also approved continuing the janitorial agreement with the Perrin family.
A proposal brought up last month to increase wages for the full-time city employees was also approved with an increase of 5% starting January 1, 2014.
The results of the November election were accepted.
Council meeting dates and times for 2014 were also approved and will be printed in a future issue of the Chronicle.
A catering permit for Trestle Brewing Co./Pacific Cabinets was a approved.
Police Chief Terry Cochran discussed closing of Madison St. again this year for children sledding.
Pat Holthaus reported a loss of 18.6% with 2.5 million gallons of water pumped and about 2 million sold.
Ron Grant reported the sewer department is still working on the re-use permit and with the city’s insurance carrier on the equipment damage at the treatment site. Grant also reported he is working with the stormwater grant people to get the bill settled.
Shelli Schumacher reported just 1 comment received on the hall basement remodeling. She said they will likely do the work in phases with the first one being removal of some walls to make the council chambers smaller.
In the fire department report Grant said they are looking at a memo of understanding with the County on a decon trailer.
The council meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m. The next regular meeting will be Monday, January 13 at 7 p.m.