Winlock Mayoral candidate Lonnie Dowell and City Council candidate Aaron Mummert were appointed Planning Commission members during the Oct. 14 Winlock City Council meeting in advance of the Oct. 16 Preliminary Industrial Park presentation by developer Benaroya.
Council Member Denise Green, who had been a candidate for Mayor until placing third during the August Primary Election, abstained from endorsing Dowell, citing a potential conflict of interest if Dowell were to subsequently win the race for Mayor.
Oct. 28 was identified as the date for a public hearing to discuss a 2014 Property Tax Levy and is scheduled to start at 7:20 p.m. in City Hall.
Ordinance 1011, extended the city’s moratorium against the establishment of medical marijuana collective gardens by 60 days as the council scrutinizes Draft Ordinance 1012, regulating the approved zones and locations for Collective Gardens. A deadline to approve the ordinance was set at Dec. 1.
Dennis Baker, Water Sewer Superintendent, summarized a report to regional authorities regarding an unavoidable discharge into Olequa Creek experiencing after experiencing five inches of rain during a four-day span last month. He said inflow and infiltration issues continue to plague the crumbling 1960's failing concrete lines.
He cited Tenino's 450-gallon drum to filter and keep membranes clear of solids, calling it "a filter aid." La Center and Ilwaco have similar plants, he noted.
City Clerk/Treasurer Tedi Curry reported for Public Works Superintendent Gregg Robinson in his absence that the school district has agreed to share the cost of batteries for the flashing caution lights in school zones, but not the maintenance.
Sidewalk repair following First St. project was approved, and Pacific Power will provide emergency power supply generator maintenance through 2014.
Council meeting adjourned 7:50 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is Oct. 28 at 7:15 p.m. in City Hall.Early notice: The Nov 11 Council Meeting has been rescheduled for Nov. 18, due to the observance of Veterans Day.
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