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Page 6 The Times-Journal July 28, 2016 council pursues weed abatement; will review animal ordinance A larger-than-usual Hammer also noted that the city's ordinance Alan Cunningham of the Councilors also: . -- heard Councilor crowd attended the Julythe Chamber has received e- regarding animals in town. Arlington TV Cooperative --heard David Anderson Denise Ball report that the meeting of the Arlington mails about people She explained to the council who stated that the note his concern about the Sanitation Department has City Council when it met at panhandling in the park, and that she had previously been Cooperative had received a lack of volunteers for the Fire no problems at this time. the city hall July 6. Nineteen asked if a signcould becited for having the chickens grant from the Gilliam Department. -- heard Councilor Leslie residents wereinthe visitors' installed with a non- in town, and presented to the County Court and, as of July -- agreed to change theWalborn report that a water gallery, emergency phone number to council letters of support she 6, had secured the funding to entrance into the city hall line broke on a recent Councilors' heard an call. Sgt. Jon Terland of the had received and copies of purchase the building which parking area to one-waySaturday, but was repaired Arlington Community Gilliam County Sheriff's animal ordinances from will become the 'head house' traffic, the same day by the Public Chamber of Commerce Office recommended that the other communities that allow for the equipment for the -- heard Mayor Bufton Works crew. report from Leslee Hammer council update its ordinances chickens in town. proposed fiber optic phone, suggest that landscaping at -- heard Councilor Diane that noted that the Show 'N pertaining to the park area. Mayor Jeff Bufton internet and televisionthe city hall be improved and Wetherell report that the Shine car show will be held Sgt. Terland reported that appointed a committee of system, that the Public Works staff Chine Creek Golf Course is Saturday, July 30, at Earl Deputy Sean Bishop is councilors Leslie Walborn, The council agreed that can do the bulk of the work. running well. Snell Memorial Park; that a working on the city's weed Diane Wetherell and the city's resolution -- heard Councilor -- agreed to donate representative of Community abatement process and that Marshall Swope to review regarding the TV Swope report that two gravel to the Columbia Hills Counseling Solutions had Sheriff Gary Bettencourt is the city's ordinance. Cooperative should be buildings at the airport may Manor construction project. met with the Chamber to working with the ClarksCity Attorney Ruben amended to include internet need to be torn down. -- conducted an explain the services that regarding their property. He Cleaveland had made some service. -- heard Councilor executive session to discuss entity provides; that new noted that the city's new changes in the franchise Councilors heard fromRobert Christensen ask about current litigation with legal 'name' bricks for the ordinance dealing with agreement thecityhas with Peter Mitchell, executive the filing deadline forcounsel, and, in subsequent Veterans' Memorial at the nuisance and weed Light Speed Network anddirector of the Port ofcandidates in the November open session, agreed to park are being offered for abatement matters "is strong presented the amended Arlington, that Harry Lee election, and about the city continue with ongoing legal $75 each; that the Woolery enough for the Sheriff's document to the councilwants to renew his lease for and the Fire Departmentcases. Committee Oktoberfest Office to enforce, however, noting that LSN had agreed property at the airport, and working together to maintain The Arlington City celebration is scheduled for the purpose is to get the to the changes. Cleaveland directed City Recorder Pam the numbers of firefighters Council will meet again in Oct. 14-16; and that the homeowners to come intoindicated he would give a Rosenbalm to send a new-- heard Councilor Dougpublic session Wednesday, Chamber is moving forward compliance." copy of the agreement to Port lease to Lee, who is currently Hammer report that Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the city on the project to install a Councilors voted to allow of Arlington commissioners in Korea, noting that he will everything regarding the hall. water slide or some form of Margo Jones to keep her four and Arlington TV have 10 days to return the streets is workin fine. water recreation device at the chickens until the council Cooperative board members, lease with proof of insurance park. has an opportunity to review Councilors heard from coverage. Fossil council contributes to car charger, receives ABATE donation Fossil city councilors denied and not considered by heard Sheriff's Deputy the council if not presented Michael Boyd report that he in person. is at the next step in the The council approved a process of abating requestfromKayleeGriffith abandoned vehicles, which is for temporary OLCC permits to send letters to individuals for a beer garden Saturday, stating that abandoned July 2, and for Saturday, vehicles will be towed and August 13, I0 a.m. to 1 p.m. allowing the owner an during the Wheeler County opportunity to respond. The Fair parade. vehicles, Deputy Boyd told The council also the council at its June 14 approvedatemporaryOLCC meeting, will be stored at the permits requested by the rear of the transfer station Wheeler County Fair Board property until they can be for Aug. 13-14 during the hauled away. rodeo. He noted that there has Gene Mortimore met been improvement on most with the council to present a properties in town, but that check on behalf of the he is still working with A.B.A.T.E. 0rganization, several property owners in The check in the amount of cleaning up their places. $1,002 is A.B.A.T.E.'s Councilors heard from donation to the Fossil Tom Wolff, manager of Ambulance Service. Columbia Basin Electric Councilors heard Public Cooperative, who reported Works Director Bill Potter that CBEC plans to install an report that water restrictions electric car charger in Fossil, were put in place as of June one of four chargers to be 1, allowing outdoor water installed in the region with use from 6 to 9 a.m. and from others at Condon, Heppner 6 to 9 p.m. daily. He also and lone. The locations of noted that burning is now the chaigers will be allowed only by permit; and published in all electric car that the Fire Department owners' smart phone would stage a yard sale July applications and on Travel 2 with proceeds going to Oregon and Oregon Tourism haven House to help pay for web sites, repair and replacement of the Councilors voted to facility's dry fire suppression contribute $750 to the system. installation of the charger Councilor Melanie and provide the in-kind labor Sperry spoke about the Fossil of Public Works staff. Ambulance Service saying Councilors acknowledged that the service isn't free. the receipt of a letter from When the ambulance is Patti Jaeger requesting called out, she said, people specific street closures will be billed. during the Bluegrass Festival "We are trying to get June 30 through July 5, and people to stop calling us for approved the closure. Mayor splinter or 'my arm hurts,'" Carol Maclnnes, however, she said, "because if you have requested that the city insurance; it is not going to recorder send an e-mail to cover these types of calls and Jaeger stating that in the ultimately you are future, all requests will be responsible for the bill. We are $500 out of the gate; if we transport to Madras, the mileage is in addition to that $500," she said. Questions about the Fossil Ambulance may be directed to Councilor Sperry, Mayor Maclnnes, or Bill Maclnnes, president of the Ambulance board. Fossil councilors also: -- approved the minutes of the May 4 Budget Committee meeting and the May 6 council meeting. -- approved the payment of May bills. -- approved closing the street for the Fossil Cruz-In July 2. -- agreed to list the lots in Fossil Heights and the Industrial Park with Tatone- Smith Real Estate Group. -- approved resolutions adopting the budget, declaring tax to be levied, making appropriations and to received state shared WE DO LUBE & OIL SERVI(;E! revenues. Jeff Schott, P,E. 135 S. Main St, ste. 206 Condon, OR 97823 Professional Engineering & Project Management 541-993-2480 jeff@ -- agreed to take part in the July 2 parade. -- voted to allow a shade awning to be installed in front of Sally's Foods July 2. The Fossil City Council will meet again Tuesday, August 9, 7 p.m. at the Jeanne Burch Building in Fossil. Council meetings are open to the public. Industrial TIRE Service, Inc. 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