Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Kaye Carlson and Donna Hunt. Mayor is G. Paul Miller. With all present Tuesday:

  • NUISANCE ORDINANCE: Heard recommendation from Garfield County Prosecutor Matt Newberg regarding enforcement of nuisance and zoning ordinances. Discussed downtown residential living and conformance to the city's zoning ordinances.

  • PLANNING GRANT: Authorized Miller to sign documents to apply for a $25,000 planning-only grant from the USDA Rural Development for upgrade of the Zumwalt water system. The 25 percent required match by the city will be made by a contribution of $5,000 in labor and $2,280 cash. Unanimous.

  • COMMITTEES: Voted to discontinue the standing Police and Fire committees. Unanimous. Council members were assigned to committees (chair listed first): Audit, Fuchs and Hunt; Cemetery and Library, Hunt and Carlson; Ordinance, Gillis and Ruchert; Park, Golf and Pool, Hunt and Carlson; Streets and Utilities, Fuchs and Ruchert and Garbage, Hunt and Gillis.

  • MAYOR PRO-TEM: Elected Fuchs as mayor pro-tem. Unanimous.

  • GOLF COURSE: Authorized Miller to sign golf course agreement when it is ready. Unanimous.

  • LIGHTING: Learned the lighting plan calls for 14 new lights and removal of 12 lights. Cost to operate the new lights will be $26 to $27 per month, compared to approximately $13 to $14 per month for the current cobra lights. The grant covers installation of the light fixtures only, and the city is required to provide matching funds of $13,000.

  • KIOSK: Learned a kiosk in Pioneer Plaza would contain information on Pomeroy, Garfield County and the U.S. Forest Service.

  • BUILDING PERMITS: Authorized the Miller to sign an interlocal agreement with Garfield County, with the city paying for inspection services directly to the county rather than paying half of the fee collected from the sale of permits. Unanimous.

  • POOL: Voted to advertise for a pool manager with lifeguard certificate, and five other lifeguards, rather than hiring a manager and six lifeguards. Unanimous.

  • SMOKE FREE: Voted to adopt an ordinance designating the main City Park smoke-free during approved community events. Unanimous.


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