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Consolidation talks continue with Columbus council

February 12, 2020 - 00:00
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  • Consolidation talks continue with Columbus council
    Citizen | John Jones Left to right: Mary Stavinoha,Co-chairman, Myra Santillano, Mayor Lori An Gobert (back), Samantha Gonzalez (back) -secretary, Sidney Newman (front), Abigail Santillano- Second Vice President, Madeline Aquilar, Monica Santil

Discussions about the proposed Alleyton incorporation and consolidation with Columbus continued at the Monday, Feb. 10 Columbus city council meeting.

Columbus Mayor Lori An Gobert asked Alleyton resident Roger Wade if there are additional meetings scheduled for the Alley-ton residents to voice their concerns. Wade deferred to Shirley Kirby, who stated a meeting should take place in about two weeks, and information on that will be will be advertised in the Colorado County Citizen newspaper.

In his report, City Manager Donald Warschak said both Tait and Spring Water plant filters are in service, and the remaining yard piping and electrical work is being completed at the Hill Water plant.

Bids are being accepted for work at the Front Street and RV Park lift stations. The work at these sites includes replacing electrical controls damaged by Hurricane Harvey and elevating them above flood levels.

Other council

action included:

Approving the ordinance to call a general municipal election for the City of Columbus May 2.

City Code Enforcement Officer Richard LaCourse gave a preview of extended commercial parking spaces for downtown Columbus.

A proclamation was read for the Junior Catholic Daughters Group.

Fire Chief Dusty Dittmar gave the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department annual report. Dittmar reported that the department responded to 197 calls in 2019.

Nesbitt Memorial Library and the Golf Association each gave annual reports.

Council declared a 2007 Utility truck as surplus property.

During items from council members, Alderman Michael Ridlen said he thinks the city should consider making itself a Sanctuary city for Second Amendment gun rights.