Lakeview’s Town Council approved a resolution addressing its acceptance of an ODOT Special Cities Allotment Grant during their Tuesday, Jan. 28, regular session.
Resolution No. 858 addresses the aforementioned grant, awarded by ODOT in the amount of $50,000, which will be utilized for varied improvement work on South M Street.
These activities include chip sealing, crack sealing and raising of manholes and existing water and sewer infrastructure as needed.
Town Mgr. Ray Simms said that the Town applied for the grant last September, and the total project cost has yet to be determined.
Much of the needed work resulted from the wear and tear resulting from heavy truck traffic during the construction of the Ruby Pipeline construction project in recent years, he said.
In Mayor/Council updates, Mayor Mike Patrick commented on his presentation of the Community Improvement award at the Jan. 15 Winter Gala Awards Banquet, issued to Jack Nicol, progenitor of the MC Chuckwagon exhibit near the junction of highways 395 and 140.
Patrick presented the award to Will Cahill, who will forward it to Nicol, as the latter was unable to attend the event.
A pre-construction meeting for the town swimming pool construction project was discussed briefly. Councilor Sharon Faulkner expressed concern of the timeline for work as it related to the normal opening of the pool season.
Councilor Mike Warren commented briefly on the Jan. 27 meeting of the Warner Creek Correctional Facility Prison Advisory Committee.
Town Mgr. Ray Simms said that the certification process is currently underway for the state Business Energy Tax Credit Incentive (BETCI) that will be applied toward the USDA loan that financed the town’s geothermal project.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the project’s success will likely be held in the spring, Simms said.
Lakeview’s Town Council will next meet in Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m.