The Caliente City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting April 4.
Bonnie Hadden’s request to reduce her water bill due to a leak was approved.
Keith Larsen’s request for a $2,000 donation from the room tax fund for the Box Car Museum was approved by the council. The money will be used to replace the windows in the caboose and restrain the deck. The hope is to eventually extend the deck to the caboose.
Amanda Anderson was approved to attend the Rural Roundup grant class in Fallon on April 11. She was also given permission to use a city car. Anderson is the backbone of grant writing for the city, especially for the Depot restoration, and these classes keep her up-to-date on the latest information.
Sean FitzSimons was appointed to fill one of two vacant seats on the planning commission. People interested in applying for the remaining seat should contact City Hall. There is also an opening for city clerk.
The lease agreement with the Creative Artists of Lincoln County for use of the city’s community room was tabled as were possible updates to employee vacation and sick-leave policy. Also tabled was the possibility of contracting with Lincoln County Power District to serve Caliente.
During public comment, a request was made for updated meeting agendas to be regularly posted on the city’s website. The same person asked when financial reports are going to be posted, in order to determine how much revenue is being generated from marijuana sales.
Rowan Drive residents expressed their gratitude to the city crew for their fast response when a transformer caught fire Saturday morning in the alley behind a house. Thanks to the crew’s response within 20 minutes, there was no damage.
The next council meeting will be April 18 at 6 p.m.