City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council held their regular December meeting Monday, Dec. 8.
A public hearing was held on the Maple Street Culvert project with no public comments. The finalizing paperwork was discussed.
In the police report, Chief Terry Cochran reported they will be getting a couple of body cameras.
In the water report Pat Holthaus reported there was 550,000 gallons lost but more than half of that was account for with hydrant flushing and flushing of the new waterline along 1st Street South. They estimated about a 10% actual loss.
Ron Grant reported on the aerators for the sewer lagoons acquired recently. They will be hooked up soon and are expected to help reduce the sludge buildup in the lagoons.
Jack Duman reported he is doing legwork for the 2015 street projects.
The fire department had 1 call this past month, a rural telephone pole fire.
Mayor Denis Duman reported that future projects for the airport include a paving and fog sealing of the runways. These will take place in 2016 or 2017.
Mayor Duman met with the property owner discusses at the November meeting and a plan will be set up for the Spring to clean things up.
Meeting dates were approved for 2015. Meetings will be the 2nd Monday at 7 p.m. except for October where the 2nd Monday is a holiday.
City Clerk Carol Altman reported that the city’s insurance carrier, ICRMP, offers a discount if the city would put together a vehicle use safety policy. The city will move forward on this.
Rhonda Wemhoff was approved as architect for the hall basement remodeling project with CEDA approved as the grant administrator. The next phase of hall remodeling will be to make it usable as a senior center.
A proposed Discharge of Firearm ordinance was read for the first time. There was a lot of discussion with the second reading tabled to the January meeting.
The next regular meeting of the council will be Monday, January 12 at 7 p.m.
City Council sets 2015 meeting dates
The Cottonwood City Council has set their meeting dates for 2015:
Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, February 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, March 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, June 8, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, July 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, August 10, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, September 14, 2015, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
Monday, December 14, 2015, 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.