Acting on what is described as "an emergency situation," Cedaredge trustees at their June regular meeting approved cost estimates by Adam Conway, golf course grounds superintendent, for repair of a leaking irrigation ditch on the back nine, holes 13 and 14.
Estimated total cost would be $13,500.
"This issue needs to be treated as an emergency," Conway noted in a memo on the situation, "as continual saturation of these holes could potentially result in personal injuries through cart accidents and pedestrian accidents, the loss of several mature trees, (and) the loss of large areas of turf."
In other business, the town board dealt with the following matters:
• The town paid a total of $11,447 to acquire an easement for sewer line along Jay Avenue.
• The Cedaredge Library reported 60 adults, 20 teens, and 60 to 100 children aged k-5 participating in the summer reading program.
• Trustees adopted a resolution setting "sewer plant improvement fees for commercial accounts and bulk water rates."
• The town board approved four ordinances dealing with the following matters: shutoff and resumption of water service; flood damage prevention; provisions regarding the $10,500 salary of the municipal judge; and, the town administrator explained, an ordinance adding specific language describing what are prohibited areas for placing signs under the town's new sign code.
• Approved combining the town's code enforcement officer position and animal control officer position into one staff job.
• Chamber of Commerce president Larry Murphy reported that about 75 percent of the AppleFest booths are reserved. He also announced that Carol Peterson is leaving her post as half-time chamber secretary.
• On a split 6-1 vote, the board approved personnel changes moving Dave Wall to public works foreman and hiring a new water treatment plant operator. Barbara Murphy would continue working in town hall under a grant-funded program for an administrative intern.blog comments powered by Disqus