Farr West Engineering gave a presentation regarding development and maintenance of a Geographic Information System (GIF) database and web-based interface of the City’s Utility Infrastructure, approved by USDA with the scope of work. It was stated there’s still $40,000 of the USDA grant.
Names are being taken for nomination of the Richard Meder Community Leadership Award.
There was a lot of public comment over the lack of a committee to work with the sheriff’s office on abatement of the trailers illegally parked around town.
Sheriff Tim Standley gave a history of the trailer park, having to have authority and it having no owner.
From the audience, Mark Lombardi argued it was “unacceptable;” the need to demand it as “a nation of laws,” it was “inexcusable, lame excuse and insulting.”
Sheriff Standley told of the Friday court hearing where the judge granted another phase of funding, going to a funding source for cleanup of the mobilehome park and hoping for clean up by the end of the month. He told of the talk about the wind and debris, rain, mold, rats and rodents, ferel cats and debris piling up. “The sooner removed, the better for everybody,” he said.
The City’s code had been printed in the Sierra Booster and there was some disagreement with audience members whether or not a committee was now needed but can be formed at the special meeting.
Paul Rose of a Reno firm introduced himself, has toured the City’s wastewater plant and is a licensed operator with a wastewater consultant on staff and
was interested in helping with the city’s operational needs.
For the Loyalton Volunteer Fire Department Report, Assistant Chief Robert DeMartini told of a mutual aid call to Scotts Road for a structure fire with its water tender and four volunteers. It is partnering on a grant with Sierra Valley, Sierra City and Downieville and told of a grant for a water tender needed for outlying areas. He called the Timberline fire residue “the mess” hopefully to be cleaned up.
There was discussion over the City’s last attorney bill total from July to December of $104,080 and Bookkeeper Tracy Smith explained $86,850 and $9,650 were for the Cox and Cox wastewater settlement. From the audience, former Council member Brooks Mitchell questioned why it cost the City and stated it should have come out of the settlement.
Jackie Mitchell, curator of the museum, told of Craig Sheridan’s high school woodworking class building a garage for the little fire engine 15’ x 7’ with a back door and big plexiglass window and using $3,000 from her museum fund. It is to be started in September. Under question, she said it would be built on the gravel where she couldn’t put the old equipment due to community protest.
Libby Ryan questioned why Jackie hadn’t called her about the museum committee and Jackie answered she won’t start a committee.
The Council approved conveyance of real property from the City to the County for Health and Human Services facilities.
The Council was ready to appoint a new member with Allen Tidwell, Brooks Mitchell and Colby Russell applying. The ad in the Sierra Booster gave applicants until February 19th to apply so it was appropriately postponed.
A SPECIAL meeting Jan. 24th saw approval of an exclusive $25/month lease agreement with the archery club for the swimming pool building with the tenant building a $6,000 floor and making repairs, including rust on the beams, with permits and paying utilities.
Farr West Engineering gave a presentation on the Loyalton Utilities Church Stret Sewer Rehabilitation project, which is categorically exempt from CEQA.
After heavy discussion led by Council member Joy Markum and clarification of the City Ordinances read by Sheriff Tim Standley, it was approved Joy could serve abatement letters on illegal camping trailers, camper shells, RVs or mobile homes within the City.