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Pateros increases compensation for firefighter calls

Rock Garden Holding project moving forward


PATEROS – The Pateros City Council held two public hearings and passed two ordinances and one resolution as its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 17.

A public hearing on the 2023 budget amendments including:

• General Fund - $10,000 for firefighter compensation, repair and maintenance.

• Hotel/Motel Fund - $15,000 for website design, movies in the park.

• Sewer Capital Fund - $45,000 for completion of solar grant.

A second public hearing to change compensation for firefighter calls from $10 to $15, and adds the city clerk as an authorized person to waive late fees in bona fide hardship cases.

Approved ordinances and resolutions included:

• Ordinance 805 – 2023 budget amendment,

• Ordinance 806 – Office hours/firefighter compensation/late fee policy.

• Resolution 2023-11 amending the Pateros Municipal Code (PMC) to adopt the above ordinance changes.

Council also agreed to move forward with REVISE web services to update the city website.

The council also set a public hearing for the next regular council meeting at 6 p.m., May 15, to review the Shoreline Master Program.

Planning Committee member George Brady said the preliminary plans for the Rock Garden Holdings project include seven units with a downstairs commercial and upstairs residential area and appears to be moving forward and should be complete in a year.

The committee also looked at a Warren Avenue property where the city has been having issues with snow restricting passage to one lane at Independence Street.

“I think we agreed to at least start with the idea to prevent parking on the first 30 feet,” said Brady. “We’ll stripe it and then prevent any parking there to try to minimize the problem of cars hanging out in the roadway during most of the year and also when we have three feet of snow there.”



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