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February 2013

As we move into the month with the toughest name to pronounce correctly (or should that be correctly pronounce?), one of the many focuses of our City Council is keeping
our community as visually appealing as possible. A big step towards doing just that was the passing of a new sign ordinance at the last council meeting in January.
Like most ordinances, it’s a bit wordy to go into the finer points here, but the Reader's Digest version is, anyone planning to post any signs on public right of way is now

February 2013

The only constant seems to be change. We now have people manning the front desk at city hall:

  • Ÿ Heidi Jones of Carson is on Mondays
  • Ÿ Annette Taylor of North Bonneville is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Ÿ Jim Runkles of North Bonneville is on Thursdays and Fridays

I am very excited about this arrangement as each person brings different skills which we can tap, and having three people will make it much easier to arrange for coverage when someone is sick or is on vacation.

Administrator Report 1/22/13

Public Works

  • Continuing to look at options to overhaul of one or more lift stations.
  • Obtained quotes to clean and inspect the clear well at the water pump house.
  • Completed the Water System Plan for Council review.
  • We are working on a report on the city’s water use.
  • We are also working on a Request for Qualifications for a Hydrogeologist for the new well.
  • Repaired the 30 broken pathway lights.

Building

Billing Reminders

Sewer bills for 2013 will be set based on winter water averages (Nov - Feb). Water bills are based on actual water consumption. Below are listed a few examples of water usage, to lower your consumption conservation tips are available at city hall.

January 2013

We’ve made it to another new year, and I’m excited about some of the possibilities we have facing us in 2013.

As Mayor Stevens mentioned in his January post, we’ve hired Jim Runkles to partially fill the Deputy Clerk position, and I anticipate hiring another person very soon. Finally bringing city hall back to full staffing will help us be more responsive to both citizens and our city council, and I hope to be able to concentrate more on some of our big projects.

January 2013

The New Year has begun with a number of changes for our city and some pretty wild weather. We went from rain to snow to ice and back again, said goodbye to a member of our City Hall staff and one of our City Councilors and launched our new web site.

Administrator Report 1/8/13

Public Works

  • Working with pump manufacturers and city engineer to scope a potential overhaul of one or more lift stations.
  • The electrical panel at pump station 4 failed on New Year ’s Day, blowing a pump starter and transformer.
  • We are working to make a final draft of the water system plan ready for the January 22 meeting.
  • We are working on a report on the city’s water use.
  • Someone broke about 30 pathway lights over New Year’s. I’m estimating a cost of around $1,500.

Building

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