By Julie Johansen
Following approval by the Huntington City Council to purchase a snow box blade for snow removal, the discussion continued to praise the maintenance crew for the procedure used in snow removal on the streets. The excess snow has been scraped to the center of the streets rather than filling the driveways and gutters on the side of the roads. This will aid in drainage when it begins to melt if the drains are not frozen and plugged up. The council was happy with the procedure.
Also during the meeting, a new business license was approved for DH Staffing, LLC. This business is owned by David Sebring and provides staffing services.
Danny Van Wagoner approached the council to request a donation for the MECCA Bike Club and the Good Rim Trailhead Memorial for Lamar Guymon. The city ordinance made it possible to donate $150. Next, the low bids for painting and new flooring in Huntington City Hall were approved. BT Builders will do the painting and Kevin Carpets will complete the flooring. This work will begin soon. The council also approved hiring Peloris Accounting to be the city’s CPA.
Lesa Miller reported to the council that Courtney Justice has agreed to be the Huntington Youth City Council (YCC) advisor. Discussion continued about some of the city activities that the YCC would be able to assist with.
Next, changes to Fire Department Ordinance 1-2019 were approved when recommended by Councilman Oveson. These changes had previously been approved by the fire department. This will enable the fire department to establish by-laws.
To conclude, council members made reports on their assigned areas of responsibility. Some of these included funding for the miners’ memorial, the Heritage Days Rodeo, the recreation department, and planning and coning. It was reported that the Heritage Rodeo is looking for another sponsor and bids for concrete at the miners’ memorial seemed high. Also, two new members were welcomed to the Huntington City Planning and Zoning Board: Dave Emery and Tom Kay.