By Crystal Thompson
Debbie Vandeberg, executive director of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, approached the city council Monday night to request the blocking of Third Avenue in front of the Atrium for the 2001 3-on-3 Hoopfest to be held July 21.
Vandeberg told the council that the Chamber is planning to have between 70 and 80 teams of four participating in the Hoopfest. Vandeberg further requested that the city provide trash receptacles and barricades for the event. A motion was made and seconded to approve Vandeberg's request; the motion was approved unanimously.
Also discussed at last night's meeting:
Minutes from the April 2 council meeting were approved.
March 31 pledged securities were approved.
The Police and Fire Committee reported on its meeting discussing the Great Falls noise ordinance. No motions were made.
The Finance Committee reported on the approval of one budget line transfer in the Library funds. An audience member objected, saying that the public was not made aware of the committee's meeting. A Finance Committee member stated that all future meetings would be posted.
Labor and Negotiations Committee reported on its meeting.
The Historic Preservation Commission updated the council on the creation of a Havre historic map, which is in its final stages of being created.
Emily Mayer-Lossing informed the council that John Mitterholzer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation will be in Havre in late May to present a slide show and speak on the Main Street Program.
The mayor reappointed Debi Rhines and Keith Doll to another one-year term on the Havre Historic Preservation Committee. The council approved the reappointment.
All approvals were unanimous, with all council members present. The next city council meeting is scheduled for May 7 at 8 p.m. at city hall.