City Council to meet with On Hand on housing options

Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Miller’s City Council met April 1.

Council members were asked to approve the annual C & C fireworks display in conjunction with the Fourth of July. This year’s display is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, with the fireworks to be set off on the pasture land between the high school football complex and St. Ann’s Cemetery. Approval was given, taking into account the moisture situation at that time.

LaDonna Wharton with On Hand Development Corporation asked that a joint meeting be set with the Council and On Hand regarding housing issues, and how to proceed. The meeting was set for Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in City Hall, and is open to the public.

A public hearing was held at 7:30 p.m. to transfer the on- and off-sale liquor license for The Virginian from George Quinlan to Kortney Jungemann. No one was present to offer comment, and the transfer was approved.

At 7:45 p.m., a public hearing was held regarding a request from Justin Sell for a variance, and a building permit request to erect a new house and relocate a garage. The Council had some questions regarding the request, and the matter was tabled until the April 15 meeting.

After looking at the fees charged in previous years by the Miller pool, and checking swimming pool rates of several towns of comparable size, Council members decided the fees will remain as is.

Season passes are $60 for a family and $35 for individual; daily passes are $4 for adult, $3 for high school and $1 for child; swimming lessons are $10 for adult, $10 for levels one and two, and $12 for levels three through six. Cost for a pool party is $100 up to 30 people, and $2 per person over that number, to the maximum allowed of 40 people. Weekly family and individual passes are no longer available.

Discussion was held about possibly upgrading the City’s telephone system with Venture Communications.

The Council members also went over changing to a bi-weekly payroll format, and requirements for taking sick leave and vacation leave.

City Hall will be closed between 12 noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, so office employees can attend the C & C Working Women’s Luncheon.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, April 15 at 7 p.,m.