At the start of the December meeting of the Cottonwood City Council, Council President Ron Grant read a letter from Mayor Denis Duman announcing his resignation as Mayor of Cottonwood.
The resignation resulted from a state law regarding elected officials and leasing public property as Duman has an airport hanger lease that has come into question. The Council will likely have to have a special meeting to appoint a new mayor, likely from among themselves, and then seek to fill the vacant council post. According to city attorney Joe Wright the action of appointing a new mayor needs to be on the agenda before it can be acted upon.
With Duman and councilor Pat Holthaus both absent, the council did not have a quorum which led to the public hearing on Clint Rienerís variance request being postponed as was any action on said variance.
The city declared some property as surplus including the old extrication tools, and will call for bids on those items.
Election results were canvassed and approved.
Council meeting dates for 2016 were also approved.
There was just 1 bid received for the janitorial contract at the Community Hall. The Perrin familyís bid of $600 per month was approved on a 6-month contract.
In reports Roy Uhlenkott reported they found 1 small water leak in the past month.
There was nothing to report from the sewer department.
Jack Duman reported the House Bill 312 funds will be put into a chip seal fund.
Shelli Schumacher reported the concrete walls for the access ramp at the hall have been poured and the crew is working on inside items while the concrete cures.
The fire department had no calls during the month and there was no planning and zoning meeting.
The next regular meeting of the Council will be Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m.
2016 Cottonwood City Council meeting dates
Below are the meeting dates and times for 2016 for the Cottonwood City Council as approved at the Council meeting Monday, Dec. 14:
Monday, January 11, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, February 8, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:00 PM
Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM
Meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers located in the basement of the Cottonwood Community Hall, 506 King Street, Cottonwood, Idaho.
Any persons with disabilities desiring accommodations for the meetings, please contact the City Clerk at least 48 prior to the meeting at 208 962-3231, 506 King Street, Cottonwood, Idaho.