Lakeview Town Council’s Tuesday, March 12, regular session primarily focused on general updates from councilors on varied committees and liaison assignments, among other general discussion.
9-1-1 Dir. Scott Utley informed the council of two dispatchers training at the Department of Public Safety Standards Training (DPSST) academy at that time. Other updates included continuing work on the 9-1-1 mapping system, with major Forest Service roads and other features being implemented into the system.
Public Works Dir. Ron Wilkie reported that traffic signage on South E Street near the intersection of South 1st Street had been completed. This followed an action earlier this year in which the council approved making South E completely one-way only in traffic direction between South 1st and 5th streets. Previously, a brief portion of South E Street was open to two-way traffic near the Lake County OSU Extension Office.
Town Mgr. Ray Simms reported completion of the 2013/14 budget for 9-1-1 by Wednesday, March 13, which would then be submitted to the Lake Emergency Telecommunications (LETS) 9-1-1 Intergovernmental Council for their review. The IGC then has until May 1 to comment on the budget as presented, he said.
Mayor Mike Patrick updated the council on the recent March 7 meeting of Oregon Small Cities, held in the western Oregon community of Winston. A National Guard lieutenant spoke of community projects the Guard is available for as part of their training. Mayor Patrick suggested the pool restoration project as a proposal.
“We could get quite a bit of our work done with that,” he said.