The Kemmerer City Council gathered at City Hall on the evening of Monday, Sept. 23 for the regularly scheduled city council meeting. Despite the discussion of numerous topics during the meeting, there were only three items of new business on the agenda.
The first order of business involved a community event for this coming New Year’s Eve. The city has been planning a New Year’s celebration to take place at the skating pond (at the ninth hole of Fossil Island Golf Club), and city staff have already arranged for ice skate rentals, lighting, tables, and hot beverages.
On Monday night, the City Council discussed and voted on the possibility of including a short fireworks display in the event. Because there will be plenty of snow on the ground at the time of the proposed fireworks show, the risk of starting a fire in the process will be minimal. The Council agreed that the event will be great for the community and voted in favor of the proposal unanimously.
The second item of new business called for a vote to finalize plans for the golf course’s bedknife grinder. The City Council previously approved a plan to offer the bedknife grinder for sale ($6,000 minimum) or to trade it for mower rollers worth no less than $7,000.
The only bid that was received offered to trade $7,000 worth of mower rollers for the bedknife grinder, which met the guidelines that were laid out by the Council. The City Council voted unanimously to approve the trade.
The last new business item presented to the City Council would, if passed, establish fees for the rental of the South Lincoln Training and Event Center. A proposed 10 percent admittance fee for catering, food, and beverage was recommended; according to the Council, this fee has been in the range of seven percent to 12 percent for the most part. Also, there has been a different fee structure for small businesses and individuals, who were assessed a lower rate than large companies.
The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the 10 percent admittance fee, which will be the same for all businesses and individuals going forward.
When the votes on items of new business were concluded, discussion turned towards the Farmer’s Market. The final summer Farmer’s Market will take place this coming Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9-12 a.m. However, the Farmer’s Market will continue through the winter this year by moving inside into the old Hams Fork Realty building. The indoor Farmer’s Market will take place once a month—on the third Sunday of every month—instead of once a week, as it does during the summer.
The next meeting of the Kemmerer City Council will take place on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.For the complete article see the 09-26-2013 issue.
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