Cleveland Town Councilmen debated plans for a new, $2.5 million community center at ThursdayвЂ™s Town Council meeting.
Councilmen stressed that they wanted public opinion on the matter and said they wouldnвЂ™t move forward on the project before receiving feedback.
вЂњWeвЂ™re going to weigh every opinion of everyone in town whoвЂ™ll come forward,вЂќ said Councilman Bryan Christensen. вЂњWeвЂ™ll find out whether this will benefit them and if this is a good idea.вЂќ
Town officials posted a flyer asking for volunteers to help form a committee for the project.
Councilmen gave mixed opinions about the possible community center.
вЂњWeвЂ™re filling a need to the community in our town,вЂќ Christensen said. вЂњLook at the value Cleveland will have with this building. I honestly think we should take this to the next level.вЂќ
Councilmen also discussed the likelihood of increased taxes to support the building.
Councilman Carson Grimm said, вЂњThe economy is crashing, and people will be worried about there finances.вЂќ
Councilmen decided to use a survey to gauge community interest.
Town clerk Jamie Jensen said, вЂњWe need to get the public support behind us, especially on a project like this.вЂќ
- Cleveland Town elections scheduled for November were cancelled because of a lack of candidates running for positions. A new State law allowed candidates to be appointed rather than elected if there was no opponent vying for the seat. Councilmen Kobi Erni and Grimm will be reappointed to four-year terms.
- Councilmen decided to purchase a news snow plowing truck. The truck would cost approximately $53,000.
- Councilmen discussed purchasing electronic water meters for citizens. The change would save time and money checking the meters. Electronic meters would also provide more accurate readings.