Members of the City Council are Shelly Franklin, Kathy Berg, Leslie Sweetwood, Merle Jackson, Terry Herrin, Micki Varney and Bill Graham. Mayor is Craig George. With Sweetwood and Franklin absent Monday in a special meeting the council:
CHANGE ORDER: Authorized change order for the West Dayton Beautification Project. Changes include reduction in number of pavers, increase in concrete for sidewalks, reduction of plant size from 2-and 5-gallon to 1-gallon, and a standard drip irrigation system. The change order decreases the cost by $24,343, for a total project cost of $125,781. Contractor is Barker Inc. The project includes the south side of U.S. Highway 12 from the west end of the state Department of Transportation building to Pine Street. Unanimous.
Garfield County commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:
OPEN HOUSE: Discussed open house Sept. 9 and 10 for the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project. The meeting is from 6 to 10 p.m. both days. The Sept. 9 is at the Pomeroy High School, and the Sept. 10 meeting is at the Seneca Building in Dayton.
BANKRUPTCY: Rejected plan where SEM Crude Oil would repay the county 2 percent of a $1,600 overpaid bill. The firm has filed for bankruptcy. Commissioners said they want all of their money reimbursed.
WATER: Heard request for support in obtaining grants to improve the Zumwalt water system. A group of county residents west of Pomeroy receive water from the City of Pomeroy through a pipe that runs parallel to U.S. Highway 12. The pipe is broken in places, and has many leaks. The group wants to apply for state or federal grants to repay the water lies. Commissioners will continue to study the matter.
CONCRETE: Awarded bid for a cement walkway between the grandstands and the Ag History Musuem to low bidder Gould Custom Contract. Gould's bid was $5,920. Other bidder was Herres Enterprises, with a bid of $6,018. The bid award is contingent on the price including a metal edge to prevent damage by heavy equipment. Unanimous.