The survey, which was drafted by Mayor Juliana Lucchesi, will be distributed in the next utility billing process and will also be accessible on the city’s web site.

In an attempt to increase public engagement with members of the community, the Dunsmuir City Council will send out a survey regarding the future of the community and priority for city services.

The survey, which was drafted by Mayor Juliana Lucchesi, will be distributed in the next utility billing process and will also be accessible on the city’s web site. Hard copies will be available at the City Hall and the public library.

Results will be synthesized into a draft vision statement to be discussed during three public meetings.

Afterward, a final draft of the city’s vision statement will be presented to the planning commission and city council for final comments and approval.

All meetings will be advertised and open to the public.

In other business at the Jan. 31 meeting, Mark Allen, the new Community Service Liaison was introduced. Allen started working in the position of code enforcer/animal controller last Monday.

Also introduced was Tina Fava, the Dunsmuir reporter for Siskiyou Media Council, and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Paulus, who was hired last October and will be working in the south county.

The council voted in favor of raising the rent for city owned hangars at the Dunsmuir Municipal Mott Airport from 12 cents to 20 cents per square foot. The increase will net an additional $5,000 annually. Hangars are on a yearly contract.

The council also discussed options for replacing the Public Work’s loader, which is no longer performing to its optimum and is not in compliance with California Air Quality Board standards.

The council decided to share the backhoe with the water department until they hear from Public Works about the cost and estimated life span of two other vehicles to trade in.

Dunsmuir City Clerk Julie Iskra will be retiring after 15 years. The City of Dunsmuir is accepting applications for her position.