Six year transpo plan approved
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed Lois Rice to fill the vacant council seat opened by Jean Ramsey’s resignation in June.Rice was approved by a 3-0 vote (council member Jill Vugteveen was absent) at the Tuesday, July 22, council meeting after a brief executive session to review the qualifications of Rice and fellow applicant Sandi Sunda.
In other actions:
* The council held its annual public hearing the Six-Year Transportation Plan, which was reviewed by city planner Kurt Danison, who added additional projects. The council later approved the plan, 4-0.
* Danison was also authorized to draft a letter to the Economic Alliance with the city’s top three project priorities to apply for “.09 funds” that could move those projects along. Those projects included: a complete streets project to reconstruct Whitcomb Avenue (US-97) through the downtown core; infrastructure and annexation at the south end of the city; and the creation of south end access to Chief Tonasket Park.
* The council also awarded the US-97 pedestrian improvement project to Varela and Associates, one of three candidates who bid on the project.
* The council appointed council members Rice and Dennis Brown to meet with prospective Eagle Scout Dallin Good about installing new signs at Chief Tonasket Park as his Eagle project;
The council also met on Tuesday, August 12, after the Gazette-Tribune’s press deadline.