Seats open on Winslow Board of Adjustments, Arts Council, Historic Preservation and P&Z committees

Winslow City Council members discussed a variety of issues during the Dec. 11 regular meeting at 7 p.m.

Highlights included:

• City Manager Jim Ferguson reminded listeners that there are still vacancies on each of the four citizen volunteer boards - Board of Adjustments, Arts Council, Historic Preservation and Planning and Zoning.

• The city continues to work on Animal Shelter improvements including roof and electric heaters. The Spay and Neuter program has 15 applications with more available. The program provides spay/neuter services at a very low cost to Winslow pet owners.

• A truck killed an individual while they slept on the pavement in the Pilot Truck Stop parking lot. A long term solution for the safety of Winslow homeless visitors has eluded city officials for a number of years. A number of civil rights issues preclude forcing indigent persons off the streets. The property owner and city officials are actively working to improve safety at the empty truck stop.

• Leadership Academy Graduates for the recent class were announced: Russell Mekel, Dan and Becky Taylor, Ron Craig, Roy Hadnot, Tess Kenna, Frita Lomahoma and Bryan Scarloso.

• City Engineer Mark Woodson discussed flood plain revisions to the city area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEM) accepted a more accurate map which removes 800 plus buildings from flood-prone areas. FEMA will not have a new map generated for three more years. Those seeking relief from the old restrictions before new mapping is official should contact Woodson for details.

• City officials awarded McCauley Construction the Well 7s building contract.

• Council members discussed street improvements. Many streets in Winslow are in poor condition and are up for repaving,many streets need new curbs and gutters, sidewalks and streetlights. Council members discussed what streets need help now including Mikes Pike along old Denney's and westward.


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