Durng the August 12 Melba City Council meeting the council elected Cory Dickard as the council president. Councilman Stapleton commented on the ease of traffic flow from the 4th of July fireworks after Deputy Lowber of the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office gave his July activity report.
Melba School District Superintendent Andy Grover presented information on projects at the school campus including an Eagle Scout project for an ADA compliant sidewalk at the entrance gate to the Football Field and Track. Due to early termination of irrigation water Mr. Grover requested use of a fire hydrant for water to irrigate the football field This item was undertaken for advisement and consideration.
Rosie Peck, representing Walter’s Butte Grange appeared before Council reported the Grange is in the process of dissolution as funds are not available to continue. Ms. Peck requested assistance from the City for water/sewer and trash billing; National Grange will be taking over the building, but in the interim, the existing Grange does not have the $62.82 monthly charges available. Melba City Council suggested Grange members look into other options for funding.
At the September 2 council meeting and public hearing for the 2013-2014 city budget there were no public comments offered up, nor were there any written comments submited.
Further business included adoption of appropriations for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, two resolutions establishing fees for water and sewer rates were approved. It was proposed and dismissed by a consensus of council that a break in water rates for the month of September occur due to early termination of irrigation water this year. A public hearing for October 14 at 7 p.m. for a notice of intent to sell the property at 202 3rd Street was set. Council declared a minimum value of $7,000.