Included in the motion was a patrol car and one-time payment

By Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

In a somewhat brief Hines Common Council meeting Monday, Feb. 27, it was stated that the City of Burns was ready to take over the police reserves program as had been previously discussed between the two cities.

Councilor Dick Baird made a motion to transfer the police reserves program to Burns, including the reserves patrol car that the city had received at no cost from a non-profit organization and a one-time payment of $3,000 for wages. The motion passed unanimously.

Also in the unapproved minutes from the meeting, a citizen had requested that the city check into the system development charges for the lines that go out to the Snow Mtn. Pine Industrial Area. City Administrator Joan Davies noted that she had researched all the records available at city hall and an attorney has been consulted on the matter. Davies has also worked with a company that specializes in studies for systems development.

After some discussion, the council voted to temporarily suspend collection of the system development charges until the research is completed.

In other business:

• the council approved a business license for Cascade Wireless;

• the council approved Ordinance 298, which amends Ordinance 294 by removing the exhibit outlining mitigation rates for fire services and allowing the rates to be set by resolution of the council;

• Councilor Baird reminded the council that he would still like to have a trailer for bottle and can donations to raise money for the park.

The next Hines Common Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at city hall.

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