In the Minutes — POMEROY COUNCIL

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Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Dave Laughery, Melody Hirsch and Donna Hunt. Mayor is Alan Gould. With Hirsch and Gillis absent Tuesday the council:

GARDENS: Accepted a three-year trial period for Green Thumb Gardens, proposed by Lisa Lund of the Pomeroy Community Center. Lund requested using the undeveloped boulevards for a community garden. She said maintenance is included in the plan, so the gardens would be cleaned at the end of the growing season. Unanimous.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Heard report from Garfield County Sheriff's Deputy Barkuff concerning activity during the last quarter. Activities included traffic control, unlicensed vehicles, the new ATV ordinance and two-hour parking on Main Street.

HEALTH INSURANCE: Learned the Association of Washington Counties will increase the health insurance rate by 6 percent, and dental insurance by 5.5 percent. Vision insurance rates will not be increased. The cost to the city will be a total of $8,005, Gould said.

ALMEGA CABLE: Learned Almega Cable is denying ownership of the cable system, and attorneys are trying to determine who to contact regarding a lawsuit seeking outstanding payments.

RESIGNATION: Learned Donna McGee submitted a letter of resignation from the Historic Commission effective Oct. 5.

BUILDING INSPECTION: Learned Garfield County will have an inspector available two days a week to provide building inspection services.

TREES: Learned trees near the bridges have been trimmed.

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