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Wellington City Council discusses advisory, authority board appointments Thursday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down jeff · 236 weeks ago More secrets. This is the problem here. Secrecy and a few people doing stuff with other peoples’ money. Property acquisition? With whose cash? Are we not in enough mess with money? Why not clue us in…. that way, if your idea(s) are good we get to feel better about them and actually know things before they hit the news. Report Reply 0 replies · active 236 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Gary · 236 weeks ago If You were to lower Your property tax people could afford to work on their property & Houses Report Reply 0 replies · active 236 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Dave · 236 weeks ago The Mayor And Council Will Tell Us What To Do.Loving All The Closed Door Meetings.Business As Usual. Report Reply 0 replies · active 236 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Reminder, the Wellington City Council is having a special meeting at noon today to take up some matters it considers urgent, which is why such a meeting was called. The council will be discussing property acquisition though they did not name the property. They could have an executive session for contractual or business matters, but Mayor Shelly Hansel said she was not certain.The council will also talk about the golf course irrigation system which has been discussed for some time. They will also appoint a person to the planning commission.At its work session Thursday, the council went over various applications for the several boards the city has. Things like the Airport advisory board, the hospital board, library board and so forth were discussed. The council is expected to make some recommendations at the next meeting Tuesday, and some will not come until March.The council had a big list of candidates and nearly everyone who applied got put on a board. Some applicants listed their first or second choice of boards.The council had a lot of applicants for the auditorium board, and might consider adding to the total number of that board. All the boards have five members unless another amount is required by state or federal law as a result of city ordinances. The city could change that if it wanted to.Council member Kelly Green said it is good to hear from more people, and the auditorium needs more promotion, so it might be a good idea to get more people involved.The council also talked more about a Community Development Block Grant. There were a few meetings on this issue, and with it they could apply for grants to make improvements on housing stock and neighborhoods in the city.Part of that is establishing a committee to do a study of the housing stock in the city. There will be 10 to 15 people on this committee and they will go throughout the city looking at houses, making notes and grading the entire city’s housing stock.That will be a big part of the grant application, which could bring the city several hundred thousand dollars to refurbish, or even remove houses that are in bad shape.There will be two members from the city itself, two from the council, two from the county, and the rest will be private citizens.The city is still soliciting volunteers for that project.If the city were to get a grant it would have to choose an area or neighborhood in the city to improve. A housing assessment done by volunteers will tell the city where the greatest need is.Mayor Hansel said neighborhood blight is a big problem in Wellington, and this could be a progressive way to move forward.“We don’t want to tell people what to do with their property, but we need to have some pride of ownership,” she said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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