In the minutes - POMEROY COUNCIL

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Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Stephanie Newberg, Paul Miller and Donna Hunt. Mayor is Alan Gould. With Newberg absent Tuesday:

  • PLANNING GRANT: Heard report on status of planning grant from Michelle Bly of Progressive Engineering. The application was written to update the city's small system water management plan and a feasibility study to look at incorporating the Zumwalt Water users into the city's system. There has been no formal notification on the grant status.


  • SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Heard monthly report by Deputy Steve Krouse of the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. Krouse said he had spoken with an individual regarding charges being brought against an illegally parked RV and littering. He also said one of the biggest current problems is people who acquire new dogs and fail to have them licensed.

  • SIDEWALK: Learned the Tenth Street Sidewalk Project is completed. Gould said change orders to include curbing from the school parking lot towards Arlington Street and painted crosswalks at 10th and Pataha Street were approved by the Transportation Improvement Board.

  • PAYMENTS: Approved payment of the fifth billing of $14,138 to McCalls Classic for a portion of the sidewalk project. Also approved payment to Anderson Perry amp; Associates for $1,830 for engineering services on the sidewalk project. Unanimous for both..

  • SEWER DAMAGE: Learned sewer damage claim filed by Chere Resnick, 1228 Columbia has been forwarded to the city's insurance company.

  • BUDGET: Learned public hearing for the 2012 budget is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. in council chambers. Council members received preliminary budget estimates to review.


  • WELL DRILLING: Tabled discussion of well drilling within the city limits until the Dec. 6 meeting. Gould recommended the council consider preventing drilling without council permission.

  • FEES: Learned business license fees may be increased by 3.5 percent in 2012. Gould recommended other fees remain the same as 2011.

  • LEVY: Passed resolution setting the levy certification increase for 2012 at 3.4 percent. The dollar amount will be $5,347 over 2011. Unanimous.


  • RV PARKS: Discussed proposal for utility rates for RV parks. Water is metered, and the sewer be charged at the city's regular rate. Each space would be assessed a charge of $1 per night for each rented space. The owner would provide the city with a monthly detail of usage. Quarterly bills will be issued in advance with sewer charges to be assessed in arrears for the previous three months.

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