After 16 years, Deputy City Clerk Julie Iskra is retiring as of March 21. The top candidate for her replacement is Wendy Perkins, who will be resigning her position on the city’s planning commission to take the full time position.

The City of Dunsmuir held a public hearing soliciting public input on possible activities to be included for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Program application during their March 5 Council meeting.

The council is submitting a Community Development and Housing application for CDBG and can request a maximum of $3.5 million for projects that are shovel ready, with all environmental and engineering work done.

The city’s sewer main replacement qualifies for this. Economic development and low income housing were also discussed.

In other business, the 2019 audit was completed by a third party and accepted by the finance director Blake Michaelsen. There were some findings, including that the city’s intake software does not match the main accounting software.

The audit recommended further training for compliance.

It was also found that the sewer has lower revenue. Through the years the Mott Airport has been borrowing from the general fund and this amount has built up to a total of $80,000. Dunsmuir has a $90,000 deficit, which has been known to the council.

The audit is available to the public. The next financial meeting is March 18 at 5 p.m. at city council chambers.

David Clarno spoke to the council about the importance of Dunsmuir’s Chamber of Commerce, of which he is a member.

He said that after a 10 year slump, more businesses and community events are supporting the town and showcasing it as a viable destination.

The chamber was recently able to hire a part-time employee. They will use $10,000 from the city council to promote Dunsmuir.

The Visitor Center is run by volunteers, and more volunteers are needed for events,” said Clarno. The chamber board of directors meets on the first Tuesday each month.

A survey about the community’s vision and goals survey was sent out with this month’s billing statements. Copies of the survey questionnaire can be picked up at city hall or the Dunsmuir library.

Councilor Bruce Deutsch announced that on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Building Dunsmuir’s Future will be held at the community building. This event is to bring people together to show what Dunsmuir used to be like when it was the largest city in Siskiyou County and encourage people to work together in developing a strong tourism trade.

Councilor Dave Keisler announced that there will be a golf tournament to support the backpack program for children on April 25 at the Lake Shastina Golf Course. People can sponsor tee signs by donating $50. For more information contact Keisler at (530) 925-9365.

After 16 years, Deputy City Clerk Julie Iskra is retiring as of March 21. The top candidate for her replacement is Wendy Perkins, who will be resigning her position on the city’s planning commission to take the full time position.