MENTONE — Topics discussed at the Feb. 6 Mentone town council meeting included a boundary survey and an executive meeting to go over deputy applications.
Josh Shepherd, utilities superintendent, requested permission from the council to have a boundary survey performed on a corner lot in town. Shepherd presented a verbal estimate to the council, with the survey to be done by John Kimpel & Associates. A motion was made to allow the boundary survey and motion was unanimously approved.
Shepherd also broached the subject of the old Baker building, prompting a discussion by council members of a gaping hole on the property. Barb Ross suggested that something should be done before Mentone Days when people will be walking through that area. Shepherd stated he will contact the owner of that property to find out their intent related to the lot and will relay that information to the council members at the March meeting.
Jim Eads, town marshal, stated that they are currently accepting applications for a deputy position, following Louis Mediana’s recent resignation as deputy in order to take a position with the sheriff’s department. Applications will be accepted through 6 p.m. Feb. 10. An executive meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 to go over the deputy applications.
In other news:
- Minutes of the Jan. 9 meeting were approved as written.
- Motion was made and approved to renew insurance at the new premium presented.
- Shepherd updated the council on his attendance at the AWWA conference last weekend, stating that everything went well.
- Next regular meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 6.