By Michael Heins
The Havre City Council Monday night approved the promotions of three Havre Police officers and one firefighter and created a Historic Preservation Committee.
The three police officers promoted included: Jerry Nystrom, to the rank of sergeant; Shawn Ostberg, completed his one-year probationary period successfully and was approved for promotion to police officer ; and Ryan Linder will be appointed to a probationary police officer vacancy position.
Timothy J. Evens was confirmed as a firefighter after completing his six-month probation.
The city council also approved appointments for the commission members and president of the Historic Preservation Committee.
Emily Mayer Lossing was appointed president. Committee members appointed were Toni Hagener, Jack Brandon and Allan Ost for two-year terms and Keith Doll and Debik Rhines for one-year terms.
In other action, the council approved:
Several resolutions, including 3302 authorizing certain transfers among the various budget appropriations; resolution 3303 amends resolution 3297 to provide for a term of two years for the historic preservation officer; resolution 3304 was approved to vacate a portion of Main Street, 19th Avenue and the alley ways in block 4 and 5. A public hearing will be scheduled for March 20 to vacate a portion of Main Street.
The resolution was made to abandon these streets due to non-use.
A conditional approval was given for a light subdivision. The subdivision had been rejected earlier but some of the issues have been resolved. The conditional approval is based on the addition of street curbs and gutters being installed.
"The project has to be built to the city of Havre's standards," said Ron Bastin, Public Works director.