Wednesday, November 9, 2005
More people will be authorized to spend town funds if the Oak Creek Town Board approves a proposal at its meeting tonight.
Currently, only three town officials -- Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman, Karrie Littman and Nancy Crawford -- are authorized to sign town checks. Town checks require two signatures.
Tonight, the Town Board will consider adding several of its own members to the list of authorized individuals.
"By having more town signers, we are giving ourselves more versatility," Littman said.
The Town Board also will hear from a few community members, including Tony Morgan, about dog citations. Morgan is one resident who thinks a recent barking dog citation he received is unjust.
The Town Board will not discuss a related issue about whether the town should keep dogs picked up by police officers at a holding facility in Oak Creek instead of transporting them to the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. Oak Creek police Chief Linda Koile recently asked the Town Board to consider the option because it would save the town's small police force time and money if it didn't have to make the constant roundtrips to and from Steamboat.
Littman said Koile is researching the proposal and that the Town Board will address the issue at a future meeting.
Also tonight, the board will hear from Kevin Gaden, manager of the electric company from which Oak Creek purchases its electricity.
"He just wanted to come in and touch base with the board members and address any concerns they might have," Littman said.
After Gaden's visit, longtime community member Don Reed is scheduled to ask the board to allow him to sell Christmas trees in town. He would donate a portion of his profits to the Oak Creek Hockey Association, Littman said.
The Oak Creek Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at Oak Creek Town Hall. This will be the board's only November meeting.
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