Jackie Savage, Crawford's town clerk, gave her unsolicited appraisal of the Crawford Town Council. The good news is she thinks they are doing a bang up job.
She prepared a report, "Just A Reminder," for the mayor and trustees. The occasion for her kudos was to remind the council that in April 2014, three trustees have to decide if they will run again or leave the council. There are no term limits for trustees. Hetty Todd's and Mike Tiedeman's four-year terms will be completed. Christopher Brown was appointed as a trustee this past April 6 to fill the vacancy when Christie Young resigned. He will also have his term completed. Each can choose to run again or not, and others in the community may decide to run for those three openings.
Whatever happens next year, Savage wanted the council to know what they, along with staff, have accomplished.
"Often it goes unnoticed how much everyone does," she wrote in her report.
According to Savage, this council, led by Mayor Susie Steckel, has initiated the Source Water Protection Plan, the flood plan, joined FEMA for wildfire, mudslide and flood protection, created an Emergency Water Management Plan, established a credit/debit card policy and an investment policy, made a formal contract with the cemetery on water shares of Clipper Ditch, banned retail sales of marijuana, protected the town's water source on BLM's usage plan, installed a new infrared security system and initiated paving of I Street and Greenwood.
She writes that this council has supported DCED drought resistance farming education, a Delta County Housing grant application, Delta County Correctional Facility remaining open, the Creative Coalition to support and promote the arts and artists in the Crawford area and Crawford Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Trees.
The Crawford Town Council has obtained financial support for a handicap bathroom from the Delta County Commissioners, handicap parking from Delta County Elections office, stairway and sidewalk replacement from Cirsa and horse shoe pit reconstruction from the Crawford Chamber of Commerce.
Not only has Savage held the council in high esteem, but on several occasions Mayor Steckel has thanked the council and staff for working together and accomplishing a lot.
Besides Todd, Brown and Tiedeman on the town board are James Sorensen, Wanda Gofforth and Larry Kontour.
There will be a work session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at town hall. The public is invited.blog comments powered by Disqus