June 13, 2013

Work progresses on city issues

Work progresses on city issues

By ALLAN TINKER

The June city meeting saw the final appearance of Mark Miller, who has resigned effective July 1 to relocate in Lincoln, ND. He stated that they weren’t selling their home in McClusky until they were sure they had one ready to live in at their new location.
Trent Naser stated there wasn’t much to report on except an end to skunks with no new sightings or complaints. The rest was business as usual.
Upon question, Naser told the council that if a pet is unlicensed, the police do not become involved unless the pet is off the owner’s property. Complaints about stray pets and the owner’s denial that the pet had strayed become an issue for the city attorney.
Naser again stressed timeliness of complaints: things that happen on Friday night need to be reported then, not on Monday morning, he said.
The use of 911 for pet complaints in McClusky is okay, he said, as it is the Sheriff’s office that initiates the actions for misuse of 911. “We don’t have the power t knock on doors to ask if they have unlicensed pets.”
Tom Giese reported he had finished some city work, including flushing all city hydrants and fixing the DOT area water leak. He noted that several areas need repaving and the city should try to get a paver in when the work is being done in the area.
An area near Holen’s has caved in around a lamp pole and needs to be investigated as there are also reports on sewer problems in the area and there may be a collapse underground of the sewer line or other problems.
The council and Giese agreed that tarring should wait until after the end of June Midsummerfest.
The Feland building has been repaired enough to be currently off the action list, except for a hanging gutter pipe that needs to be attached or removed. The debris is still on the lots but Feland reported that he had hired someone to mow this summer.
 


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