Council OKs use of Norley Hall to Cancer Foundation

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

Judy Larson and Mitch Hauer from the Community Cancer Foundation met with council members requesting the use of Norley Hall at Blue Sky Villa on March 15, 2013.

Council members approved the request on a vote of 3-0. Alderman Ron Widhalm had an excused absence. Rick Moss, Drew Lesnik and Karla Breding were the voting aldermen.

Two building permits were presented, one for an entry arbor at 120 S. Main and the other for a re-roofing project at 202 S. Delaware.

Rich Anderson, PWD, gave a quick report noting storm drains in town have been cleaned and a water pipe was replaced.

Chief Gary Dent said the CPD received 151 calls for the month of November. It was some what of a light month due to some weather, he noted. In part, there were two thefts reported, lots of lockouts, six rides home were given, 12 domestic situations were called in, three alarms were answered and various assists to other agencies were given.

Jean Duncan and Ron Bassham have resigned from the police commission. Duncans are moving to Whitefish and Basshams are moving to Idaho. Ken Larson, CHS Principal, is the remaining board member. If you would like to serve on the police commission, contact either Mayor Wendy Judisch or Chief Dent.

The commission handles complaints against officers and is involved in the hiring process.

Easements dealing with gas line hook-ups with Kevin and Colleen Moritz and McFarland and sons were approved.

The Ordinance 405, dealing with Industrial Park zoning passed on a 3-0 vote.

Discussion took place on the Safe Routes to Schools grant application. The grant will affect 11 residents if passed. The grant will pay for sidewalks, however, after they are put in, maintenance will be on the burden of the residents. For now action on the grant application was tabled.

The next regular meeting of the council will be on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Mayor Judisch said it may be in city hall or back at the library, it depends on the remodeling pace at city hall. Interested people will have to check for the agenda.