Wrapping up in just over 30 minutes, the town council’s first meeting of the year covered routine topics like the possibility of purchasing new road closure signs, the need to amend the town budget due to increased expenditures in the solid waste department and Public Works Director James Schilling raising the possibility of the town buying a snow blower to help with snow removal efforts along streets.
President of the Council Rolane Christofferson presided over the meeting, due to the absence of Mayor Ron Kiosse because of medical reasons. New to the council is Cindy Bond who was serving at her first meeting as Ward II council person. Other council persons attending include from Ward I Clinton Rakes and Fred Rambur.
Topics during the January 9 meeting also included the process of updating the town’s ordinances, which date as far back as 1910 and announcing the date for the annual dog registration day.
Council members Cindy Bond, Fred Rambur, Rolane Christofferson and town employees Lynn Schilling and James Schilling also made plans to attend a training seminar in February given by the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority.
The first reading of the proposed zoning ordinance took place. A brief telephone conference with Town Attorney David Freedman established that Christofferson had the authority to sign the proposed zoning ordinance as acting mayor — a question raised by audience member Dennis Haughian.
Published January 15, 2014