Brooks, referring back to the trailer park, talked of having a lien on the park if sold. Councilman Mark Marin couldn’t understand how they can’t just shut the water off. Mayor Pat Whitley said if sold at auction, it will just pay County taxes and the City would lose money. Councilman John Cussins wanted to charge for back charges. Brooks stated they’re losing $1,800 a month even with those paying. Kim said the park is paid in a lump sum, not knowing who is or isn’t paying. John told of making multiple calls to HUD and needing jurisdiction. He felt it best “if City just turns it off.“ Mark agreed although John said the City doesn’t own the shut off valve but told of wasted water with swamp coolers and water leaks. Pat suggested a restrictive device but was told it would require a plumbing ordeal. Brooks made a motion to shut the water off to the trailer park. Mark thought that a good idea. Brooks moved to have Counsel compile a letter to the courts and to the property owners to give notice. Mark seconded, stating, “They’ll come to the table and something will get done,” and it was unanimous.
CITY OF LOYALTON has been offered a maximum of 100 free rain barrels by Good Ideas, a company focused on water conservation. Freight is included!
City Finance Director Kim Lombardi was concerned on where rain barrels would be stored. Councilman Brooks Mitchell and Mayor Pat Whitley knew nothing of rain barrels and were about to dismiss the idea until City Clerk Tracy Smith and from the audience, Jan Buck, urged in favor of the program. Brooks was to look into it. If interested, call City Hall, (530) 993-6750