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County Council Notes March 1, 2011

Article Date: 
4 March, 2011 - 06:00

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Kevin Edwards – Interlocal Agreement for Tow Dispatch Service
The council authorized the Sheriff to execute an agreement to utilize a central tow dispatch service in the same way the county utilizes a shared dispatch for fire, ambulance, and police.

Ned Mecham – Purchase Property Adjacent to the Fairgrounds from Morgan School District
See Council Decides Against Land Purchase on Page 1

Public Hearing to Amend Sections Or Portions of Sections 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5F, 8-6, 8-8, and 8-10 of the Morgan County Code Pertaining to Appeals and Variances
See County Council Eliminates Board of Appeals, Chooses Paid Appeal Position Alternative  on this page.

Grant Crowell – Final Release of Escrow Agreement and Completion of County’s Interest for Summer Ridge #1
Passed unanimously

Grant Crowell – Resolution CD-11-04 Appointing Members to the Morgan County Planning Commission
See New County Planning Commission Members Appointed on this page

Airport Advisory Board – Phase 2 Hanger Leases
Approval was given to begin leasing the phase 2 hangers at the airport.  Six in favor with Chairman Kelley opposed.

Airport Advisory Board – Lease with Wayne Wilkinson for a Pilot’s Lounge and Airport Manager’s Office
This would provide a 12 x 32 feet space to house an office, a public restroom and a small area for pilots to prepare for flights.  
Approved unanimously to pursue the lease.  The Airport contributes approximately $40,000 a year towards the county general fund from fees, leases, and other revenue that are greater than the airport expenses.

Ronda Kippen – 2011 Budget and Upcoming Park Needs
See Investment in Parks Political Suicide? On this page