Business as usual at Lingle Council meeting

Logan Dailey/Lingle Guide Mayor Al Unverzagt listens at Wednesday night’s council meeting as department heads provide their bi-monthly reports to the Lingle Town Council.

LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council convened for the second regular meeting of October Friday evening. Mayor Al Unverzagt was present with Councilmembers AJ Lambert, Kathy Wilhelm, Brandie Cook and Micah Foster.

The council approved a variance for Tommy Grubbs who is building a one-car garage within the property boundary setback. 

Police Chief Endra Andrews informed the council of a string of vandalism complaints she has been investigating throughout the town.

Fire Chief Kasey Bangerter reported the fire department would be conducting a fire safety seminar at the school, and a haunted house and chili feed at the fire hall Oct. 28-30. The department is also selling raffle tickets at $20 apiece for a Stag Arms rifle. To purchase tickets, visit the Lingle Fire Department Facebook page or speak with a member of the department.

Clerk/Treasurer Ritch Reyes reported the trademark for the town had been filed and accepted.

Town Supervisor Larry Haeffelin reported he had been working with the schools on some of their heating pumps. He said they were able to change out a regulator and have fixed the problem. 

Haeffelin also reported the Town had ordered new, bigger signs noting the jake brake restrictions within town limits. 

Councilman Lambert shared his view on the jake brake ordinance, asking the council to take a step back. He cited research he had conducted which showed minimal difference in noise (decibel) levels of compression release engine braking systems on both muffled and unmuffled engine exhaust systems during periods of braking and acceleration. 

The next meeting of the Lingle Town Council is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Lingle Community Center on Main Street. 

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