9/17/2013 12:46:00 PM Claremont City Council
No roosters to crow in Claremont
By Tara Lindquist
The Claremont City Council followed up on their animal ordinance during their meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
City Attorney Mark Rahrick drafted an updated the city's Animals and Fowl Ordinance. The council made a few changed to the draft, the city council will approve the Animal Applications, the limit for fowl will be 24 and no roosters will be allowed. The council approved resolutions 13-18 approving publication of ordinance by title and summary and resolution 13-12 and amendment to the fees schedule.
The council also discussed the building inspector looked over the building at 238 West Front Street and found that the structural integrity of the building appears sound and performing well. A few council members would like to get plumbing, electric and roof repair estimates before committing to take over the building. If the city takes over the building free for a public use, they would only need to pay $397 for deed tax and recording fees. This motion failed.
The city has had several complaints about David Dickie's apartment building with the garbage that is always full and overflowing. It has been an ongoing problem for years and never improves. The council said Dickie has received calls, letters and even citations from the sheriff's office. City Attorney Rahrick will help Liz prepare an Official Disorderly Use Notice, which will require him to address the problem.
The council approved the following in regards to sidewalk improvement project:
Resolution 13-16: A Resolution Declaring Cost to be Assessed and Ordering Preparation of Proposed Assessment.
Resolution 13-17: A Resolution Hearing on Proposed Assessment with sixty days to pay entire assessment with no interest.
Under the Committee and Community reports the following was discussed:
Alison Ross, on behalf of the Hogfest Hogjog, said they plan to donate $500 from Hogjog from the last couple years to go towards park equipment.
Public Works Committee reported Gary's cell phone needs to be updated and Ryan Would like a cell phone so he doesn't have to give out his personal number, the council approved both.
The council will tour the water plant and the wastewater facility to September 23.
The water tower was cleaned on Sunday. In the past there was three feet of sediment, now with the treatment system there was only ten inches.
The council approved Jennifer Tollefson as a First Responder.
The council will meet again on October, 8 at 7 p.m.