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Smooth council meeting, everything passes

 


Havre City Council held an ultra-efficient meeting at 7 p.m. Monday night.

First, the council unanimously approved the final reading of the two tree ordinances that had been in committee for a while until making it to council at the Oct. 18 meeting.

The first ordinance changes the city tree commission to include a parks and recreation department representative. The second ordinance changes what the commission can enforce and how.

The council approved a resolution for a supplemental budget for the Community Oriented Policing Services grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Then the topic of the lease for the Saddle Butte Radio Control club's model airport was resumed from the last meeting.

At the Oct. 25 meeting the club sought a renewal of their lease well in advance of the current lease ending next spring. Council members requested that the lease be held until the this meeting, to give time for a change in the lease made regarding public access to the city walking trail that goes through the leased land. A quote given to the Havre Daily News by Saddle Butte President Dave Keeley had inspired constituents to call their representatives on the council and those questions needed time to be addressed.

In the week following that meeting, Mayor Tim Solomon sought the suggested changes with the city attorney and went over the changes with an approving Saddle Butte R/C Club.

At Monday's meeting, the lease, with the addition of a sentence addressing the path, was met with approval from all.

When Councilman Gerry Veis expressed appreciation for the club working with the city on the changes, Keeley said that the issue at the last council meeting was a big misunderstanding.

"Well, that's what happens when you get quoted," Veis said.

Havre City Council held an ultra-efficient meeting at 7 p.m. Monday night.

First, the council unanimously approved the final reading of the two tree ordinances that had been in committee for a while until making it to council at the Oct. 18 meeting.

The first ordinance changes the city tree commission to include a parks and recreation department representative. The second ordinance changes what the commission can enforce and how.

The council approved a resolution for a supplemental budget for the Community Oriented Policing Services grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Then the topic of the lease for the Saddle Butte Radio Control club's model airport was resumed from the last meeting.

At the Oct. 25 meeting the club sought a renewal of their lease well in advance of the current lease ending next spring. Council members requested that the lease be held until the this meeting, to give time for a change in the lease made regarding public access to the city walking trail that goes through the leased land. A quote given to the Havre Daily News by Saddle Butte President Dave Keeley had inspired constituents to call their representatives on the council and those questions needed time to be addressed.

In the week following that meeting, Mayor Tim Solomon sought the suggested changes with the city attorney and went over the changes with an approving Saddle Butte R/C Club.

At Monday's meeting, the lease, with the addition of a sentence addressing the path, was met with approval from all.

When Councilman Gerry Veis expressed appreciation for the club working with the city on the changes, Keeley said that the issue at the last council meeting was a big misunderstanding.

"Well, that's what happens when you get quoted," Veis said.

 
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