Tonight’s Havre City Council meeting will bring the final votes on two ordinances, first votes on two other ordinances and a few expenditures: a grant, an easement and a lease.
Before any of that, there will be a public hearing concerning the second ordinance up for final vote, the one to extend the moratorium on medical marijuana establishments until May.
After some public discussion, the council will hold its final vote on the modifications of the city’s animal law, combining Title 6 Chapter 2 Dogs and Chapter 3 Animals into a new Chapter 2 Dogs, Cats and Other Animals.
Aside from combining chapters, the change creates distinctions among the definitions of and penalties for nuisance animals, aggressive animals and vicious animals.
Then council will vote on extending the medical marijuana moratorium.
After finishing the older ordinances, two new ones, fresh from the Ordinance Committee, are coming up tonight.
The first changes the City Tree Commission to include a representative from the Parks Department, and the second changes tree law and its enforcement, in a couple of ways.
One of the last measures to be taken up is to renew the lease with the Saddle Butte R/C model airplane club.
The club is coming up on the end of its current five-year lease next year. The club is acting early because it is looking into some changes to the model airfield.
The current lease was a source of frustration for former Mayor Bob Rice, who wanted to end the city’s agreement with the club four years ago.
“That was the (previous) mayor and his stupid walking path,” Saddle Butte R/C Club President Dave Keeley said. “But it’s all been handled.”
Keeley said the club is now looking to sign a 20-year lease with the city.