Winslow City Council meeting highlights

WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow City Council met July 10 to address a short agenda. Meeting highlights include-

• Alan Rosenbaum, of public works, gave an update on the ongoing water line improvement/ installment under Burlington Northern Santa Fe rails to South Winslow. Progress is continuing with no unhappy surprises occurring.

• City Administrator Jim Ferguson is having regular discussions with Pioneer Forest Products for the implementation of their facility. Ferguson will also be meeting regularly with Navajo County representatives coordinating actions on Winslow flood plain Plan B, Pioneer Forest Products and potential City annexation activities.

• City staff and administration outlined some preliminary steps and areas for future annexation of parcels to be included within the city limits.

• A contract for $450,000 to Summit Asphalt for "chip and seal" on a significant number of Winslow streets was approved by council.

• Ordinance No. 1183 was tabled for review when Councilman Harold Soehner inquired about a potential conflict/encroachment on private property as the city establishes 350-foot setbacks at Waste Water Treatment Facilities. Setbacks are required by Arizona Administrative Code and relieve the City of potential 1,000 foot set-backs required elsewhere.

• Ken Evans III proposed that the city use their Two Star Cafe property as a venue to display two classic Winslow Fire Trucks.

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