Candidate for District #3 county commissioner Bob Stechert attended the Orchard City Town Board meeting on Jan. 11 to meet informally with trustees and others, and to sound out issues.
Stechert introduced himself during constituent time and offered to meet with any of the trustees or public following the regular meeting's conclusion.
Although Stechert is seeking to represent District #3 (North Fork Valley) on the Board of County Commissioners, members of the board are elected at large by all county voters. Orchard City is in Commissioner District #2.
Stechert, an attorney and Rogers Mesa orchardist, said that supporting the county's agriculture base is important. He also said he is interested in preserving the county's lifestyle options while at the same time encouraging economic growth. He said he is concerned to see local businesses struggling under current economic conditions.
In other business, the trustees dealt with the following matters at their Jan. 11 meeting:
• A question on the town check register from Jerry Brunemeier revealed the town had purchased a new tapping tool for use on the West Side pipeline. Three other tools the town had for the job didn't work, reported Mike Morgan of the public utilities department. Morgan said that the pipeline contractor paid most of the cost for the tool. No figure was stated.
• Mayor Don Suppes announced that trustee committee assignments for 2012 would remain the same until after the April 3 municipal election. In other appointments, Melissa Oelke was named town clerk; Larry Beckner will remain the town's attorney; Pete Blair will serve again as town auditor; and, official notices will be posted according to state law at Town Hall and published in the Delta County Independent.
• Trustees approved listing the town's Eckert storage building for sale.
• The Board approved the Proffitt subdivision.
• Trustees heard first reading of an ordinance vacating the Best Neighbor subdivision, which was created as a lot split in 2003. Mayor Suppes explained that vacating a subdivision requires a full ordinance process. A public hearing and final vote on the vacation petitioned by owner John Stafford was scheduled for the board's Feb. 8 meeting.blog comments powered by Disqus