Annie Fassbender addressed the council in public comment over having to cancel the firemen’s fundraiser over the stove at the new City Center. Pat said it wasn’t a commercial kitchen. Annie said she’d gone to the health dept. and that the city’s building inspector said she could have three fundraisers in three months. This will be on next month’s agenda.
Under fire department news with Chief Shawn Heywood, there is a new hire. He complained about communication between Sierra Brooks and Loyalton and will check on using the Babbitt repeater for mutual aid.
Resolutions were approved; one was accessing
Federal Excess Personal Property and one for response away from one’s official duty station and being paid portal to portal.
The mayor reported a “blip” with two missing checks which have had stopped payment. Finance Director Kim Lombardi said the checks were not generated off the software system and it’s been reported as theft.
The mayor warned on the budget and to be checking into what is being spent.
On the wastewater treatment plant litigation, Councilman Brooks Mitchell reported the Courts had accepted amending the motion for fraud.
With the discussion of rental agreement for the City Center Auditorium, the issue of the stove was again raised. Kim felt it was no different than what was done at the social hall with the museum right next door to the kitchen. Curator Jackie Mitchell suggested using the “fabulous” new kitchen at the senior center and suggested progressive dinners from there to the auditorium. It was lengthy discussion and Phyllis felt a lot of money was wasted for not using the kitchen.
Brooks will check with the insurance carrier about cooking with artifacts. Pat will follow up with the city’s building inspector. Jackie said she wouldn’t object if there were proper venting.
The fees for rent now are: Social Hall $65 per day plus $100 refundable cleaning deposit; Loyalton Pavilion, $65 per 50/100 people refundable cleaning deposit only; City Center Auditorium, $30 plus $100 refundable cleaning deposit.
Jackie Mitchell detailed the City Center yard on the west side, and stated Wayne White will donate time to move historic equipment and Travis Marsh will use city equipment to scrape off the grass and prepare for gravel of which Joy Engineering donated two loads. She said she had $1,000 remaining in the museum fund and she's called SPI about using metal beams for a shade wall to protect historic ranching and farm equipment with shade walls around the perimeter of the former yard.
A special meeting was held Friday, Oct. 23rd regarding expenditures on the City Center.