Too many in the audience: Dunsmuir council meeting postponed

Skye Kinkade

Due to an overcapacity crowd at Dunsmuir’s City Council chambers Thursday evening, the council’s meeting had to be postponed until a larger venue could be arranged.

The meeting, which had many items on the agenda, was rescheduled for May 1 at the Dunsmuir Community Building, 4835 Dunsmuir Avenue, beginning at 6 p.m.

Mayor Dave Keisler apologized to the overflowing crowd for the inconvenience and thanked everyone for attending.

“I realize some of these issues are very important to you. Everybody has the right to speak,” he said.

The following are agenda items from the meeting:

• Letters of Interest for the Historic Management Commission and possible appointments;

• Discussion and staff direction regarding Dunsmuir Recreation and Parks District’s closure of the city ball field to dogs;

• Discussion regarding the solid waste surplus fund;

• Discussion and possible action regarding the cancellation of April 2014 water rate increases, to be replaced with fixed metered rates and an increase to summer water allotments for residential customers;

• A resolution allowing FireWhat’s use of Mott Airport and to declare support for the FAA Certification of Authority;

• Possible adoption of Mount Shasta’s protocol manual;

• Increasing funding for Dogwood Daze;

• A review of CDBG and EDBG loan portfolio, 1990 to current.

Under new business, the council will discuss the following items:

• A resolution for environmental services from North State Resources for the Butterfly Ridge Project;

• Sidewalk improvement project

• Solid waste department reserves

• Request to waive a utility deposit of $175 by the A Church of His Presence to be located at the old Methodist Church at 4303 Oak Street

• A resolution requiring city council members to edit staff reports on those items they have placed on the agenda;

• Discussion and possible action regarding the Big Fish Program and possible Trout Derby;

• Hiring of a psychologist to counsel the city council on decorum;

• Discussion and possible action regarding a citizen-organized solid waste franchise scheme;

• Setting the date for a council goal setting and budget priority meeting; and

• Discussion regarding city support of the Community Garden on Cedar Street.