Jeff Wilson, acting on behalf
of the Trevor Haag Memorial Little League Baseball Tournament, made two requests
of the council at the July 13 meeting: to allow more time for field lights to
remain on during cleanup and field preparation should a game run late. He stated
it is normally
when lights go out in the park, but it could possibly take longer.
Wilson’s second request
concerned allowing overflow campers, in self-contained R.V.s, to be allowed to
park overnight at the east end of the city park should they not be able to find
accommodations in an R.V. park. Motions passed approving both requests.
The memorial tournament hosts
26 teams from four states with 300 registered players. It is becoming well known
in the Pacific
and generates good will and business for Orofino. This is the seventh annual
Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament to be held in Orofino. It is scheduled for
Friday through Sunday, July 23-25.
After lengthy consideration,
two special use applications: Jennifer Dunaway and Lyle Finney respectively,
were temporarily, granted special use permits in separate decisions.
It was noted that to assist
these businesses, which are already in operation, in a timely manner that they
each be granted permits for the period of one year with the following
conditions: they are temporary; subject to revision or revocation; do not set a
precedent for any future requests, and may be re-determined at any time. Any
complaints brought against the businesses will be investigated. Each application
is non-transferable, requires an operating license, and is only for the present
qualifying residence. To protect R2 zoning, the daycare facilities are allowed
to care for six children, including two of their own – not to exceed eight
children at any time.
A motion was passed to pay
for half of the (paint) supplies used to paint the fair barn and exhibit
building – up to $810. The supplies were mistakenly purchased (from an out of
county vendor) and painting underway before final approval from the city was
given stipulating local purchases only.
Clearwater Substance Abuse
Workgroup (CSAW) recently donated checks in the amounts of $247.80 and $348.80
in support of police participation in non-underage drinking activities.
new, 2009 Dodge Charger vehicles are currently being equipped with police
equipment in Utah.
Some equipment is on backorder. The vehicles should ready by mid August. The
purchased one of the older squad cars.
Between Oct. 8,
and July 7,
50 parking citations were issued in Orofino. This is an average of approximately
five per month. Unpaid traffic tickets, which are also state violations, may be
issued state citations with enhanced fines and allowing for possible suspension
of a driver’s license if applicable.
Chief Wilson is one of 35
individuals in the United
to be selected to attend the National Institute of Justice’s Rural Law
Enforcement Institute. It is held the first week of October, with all expenses
paid. Due to his excellent qualifications, he was also invited to participate,
all expenses paid, in a Small Agency Summit to be held in Ft.
the first week in August. This conference helps small agencies identify
opportunities available, for which they might qualify.
A first reading took place of
an, as of yet, unnumbered ordinance known as the Orofino Child Care Facility
Citizens are asked to report
anyone taking items, which are placed for donation to thrift shops, as thefts of
donated goods have been occurring.
The Council meets every
second and fourth Tuesday, at
at the City Council chambers, 217 1st