By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
With a light agenda and a light council the Monday evening meeting went fairly fast.
Mayor John Shevlin and Councilwoman Wendy Judisch were both absent, with permission, leaving Sandy Syvertson chairman to run the meeting with aldermen Wally McHenry and Karla Breding.
There was discussion and eventual voting action (passed) on R-1037 dealing with a revolving loan of $6,000 to the Pondera Regional Port Authority.
The full resolution may be viewed by interested parties at city hall during normal working hours.
On another passing vote, with a recommendation from Syvertson, Krista Keiper OTR/L and Jamey Byrnes, manager of the local IGA store, were appointed to the Park & Recreation board.
On Jan. 21, letters were mailed to voters who had previously signed up for the annual or permanent absentee list, requesting the voter to update their address in order to receive their ballots by absentee for elections through January of 2012.
Even though the law refers to the list as “permanent” absentees, the voter needs to return an annual letter confirming the voter’s mailing address before an absentee ballot can be mailed to the voter.
The ballot can only be mailed once the confirmation card is received back from the voter. Often voters move or will be away from their regular mailing address during the election cycle and the confirmation letter ensures that the voter has the opportunity to specify the correct mailing address for each election.
SET TO GO — Cowgirl Taylor Judisch is ready to launch a free throw on a technical against Shelby with just 2.7 seconds to lay in the game. The Cowgirls line up at the half court line, most likely they are unaware they are under a ‘We’re #1’ poster. Conrad was number one on Saturday, stopping the Lady Coyotes 48-34 on their court. I-O Photo by Barb Ender
The Cowgirl basketball team picked up two big road wins over the weekend.
Friday the team handily stopped the Badgers 58-42 and Saturday they pounded their next door neighbor, 48-34.
In Cascade, the home girls already held a 17-11 lead going in to the second quarter and then went to the locker room leading 27-18.
Over the second half they coasted to the win.
Junior Rashelle Johns and sophomore Moranda Brenteson both cashed in for a nifty night on the floor.