Fire Ban Still in Effect at Merritt
Friday, 09 November 2012 14:14
THIS REMINDER IN TO KVSH.....THERE IS STILL A FIRE BAN AT MERRITT....IF YOU ARE CAMPING AND HAVE A WOODBURNING STOVE IN YOUR TENT, YOU MUST HAVE A SPARK ARRESTOR TO A CHIMNEY. UNDERLYING CONDITIONS ARE STILL QUITE DRY, AND THE FIRE BAN WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT INDEFINITELY.
Valentine Regular City Council Meeting
Friday, 09 November 2012 09:45
The Valentine City Council met last evening at the Valentine Public Library meeting room for a regular monthly meeting. A public hearing was opened at 7:15 to review an application for a liquor catering license for Cherokee Travel, doing business as the Raine Motel. The license was approved.
A request for a special liquor license for beer and wine tasting on December 8th at Henderson IGA was approved. The request by Plains Trading Company for a liquor license for a wine tasting at the Bull Bash on February 9th was also approved.
A request by representatives of Centennial Hall for financial assistance with sewer back up cleanup was discussed. City manager Shane Siewart advised the council that the city does not make it a policy to pay for such cleanup efforts. Centennial Hall was asking for help with the bill to fix the problem. A motion was approved for a $1,500 grant for maintenance assistance.
There was discussion about vacating a portion of 8th street or vacate and sell the property. It was unanimous to vacate the street that has not been used for numerous years. The property will not be sold.
An economic development program revolving loan fund loan for $34,000 for Angie Ericson for relocation and expansion of her business was approved. The loan would be at 4% interest with part of the loan for five years and the remainder for 10 years.