Under question, Mike said it is powered by electricity. He further stated it will make a “pleasant presentation” in downtown.
The mayor found no problem and Brooks Mitchell verified it did not flash and faced downward. No permits are required. The City would only be involved if there are any complaints.
DISCUSSION over City of Loyalton’s policy of allowing water and sewer bills be paid by tenants was discussed Tuesday night. Mayor Mark Marin said he agreed with Kathy LeBlanc that property owners should be responsible and should add it to the rent. Brooks Mitchell suggested both owner and tenant should get the bill. Mark said renters don’t even know about water restrictions. Bookkeeper Kim Lombardi said City computer software doesn’t support billing the tenant. City staff isn’t asking for changes but just to get the landlords to pay. From the audience, Kristin Gallegos felt it should be the renter’s responsibility. Councilman John Cussins was right when he stated he’d turned off more water than anybody and he felt it works better with the landlord. If water has to be turned off and landlords don’t know it, pipes can break and the property owner has no idea.
Brooks moved, seconded by John to alleviate tenants and bill landlords for water and sewer. Ernie Teague voted no.
CITY COUNCILMAN Ernie Teague discussed discarded vehicles in the City at Tuesday night’s meeting. He asked County Supervisor Jim Beard about 8¢ a month paid for each licensed vehicle to pay for disposal. Jim couldn’t answer but said there’s a Plumas County program. Carla Lopez asked about those on private property. Sheriff Tim Standley stated, “Once on private property, it’s your baby.” Brooks Mitchell told about NRA and other organizations that pay for old junk cars. With Loyalton’s Enforcement Committee, it could put the 8¢ on the June ballot for approval.