City council has light agenda

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

The city fathers had a light agenda at their regular Tuesday meeting, which lasted just 40 minutes.

Librarian Carolyn Donath reported that assistant librarian Khrystyne Jamerson has submitted her resignation which will be effective at the end of the month. They are advertising for a replacement.

In other news from the library, there were 2,080 visitors in the month of January, down five from last year. The Friends of the Library are preparing for their annual “Chocolate Party” which was held on Wednesday.

An employee got locked in the elevator and a request to the Genevieve Reiken Anderson Fund may have to be made towards the end of the fiscal-year. Dale Sheldon’s sculptures are currently on display.

From Chief Dent, it was reported that during the month of January, there were 151 calls for service.

Among them were 11 calls for suspicious activity, one case of vandalism, a stolen vehicle that was recovered in Choteau, and various public assists.

Officers gave 11 rides home from taverns, there were two felonies and four domestic situations, one with a weapon.

There were nine animal control calls with two dogs and no cats in the animal jail during the month.

The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce requested two days use of Norley Hall on March 14-15 for their annual banquet. The request passed on a 4-0 vote.

Chief Dent requested the use of Norley Hall for a tactical training seminar in late August. The three-day-use was approved on a 4-0 vote.

The city attorney is still reviewing the interim residential building inspector contact. It is not yet ready for consideration. Discussion of the contract was tabled for this meeting.

Mayor Wendy Judisch recommended the re-appointment of Brett Huntsinger to the Police Commission board for a term of three years. The aldermen approved the recommendation on a 4-0 vote.

A Treasure State Endowment Program grant for both water and wastewater projects is being looked into for the next funding cycle which is due May 1. Preliminary engineering reports are a required portion of the TSEP grant application.

A resolution for the Study Commission review will be on the next agenda.It was announced that the county has agreed not to charge the city for this election.

The joint county-wide CDBG/TSEP/CTEP public hearing will be held Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the county courtroom for possible upcoming projects.

The next regular meeting of the council will be at 6 p.m. in city hall, 413 S. Main Street.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend these meetings and get swept up by the bustling civics-in-action buzz of your government at work.