LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council convened for the second regular meeting of May on Wednesday, May 19, at 5 p.m. in the Lingle Community Center with one absence, Councilmember A.J. Lambert, who was away due to employment obligations.
LaDonna Feagler, office manager of South Torrington water and sewer, asked the council to consider allowing Feagler to use the band shell in Whipple Park for a fundraising concert.
“Funds are very tight,” Feagler said. “We are looking for funds for South Torrington’s sprinklers.”
She hopes the concert would raise enough money to allow South Torrington to install sprinklers at the Adam Walter Memorial Botanical Park. The concert would be put on by Utah country music artist Brenn Hill.
Feagler told the council Hill’s music is very family friendly, and she hopes to draw at least 700 attendees from around the area. She said the performance would cost around $2,500 and she would be seeking sponsorships to pay for the concert.
“I’d help you,” Councilmember Brandie Cook said.
Cook agreed to be the liaison between the council and Feagler and was optimistic about the concert and the potential impact on the town.
The council unanimously approved the first reading of ordinance No. 352, the town’s annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Mayor George Siglin recommended keeping the pool rates the same as they were, noting they were similar to other area pools. He also asked the council to consider variances to building and planning ordinances in the town.
Siglin explained how there were times in the past when residents had obtained building permits and it had taken up to a month, and sometimes more, to complete the cycle, allowing for residents to begin on their project.
Siglin also proposed the possibility of changing the ordinance governing recreational vehicles parked on town streets, as the current ordinance does not allow recreational vehicles to be parked on the streets in that time before and after summer when the weather is nice enough to utilize those vehicles.
He recommended extending the period from May 1 to October 31, as opposed to Memorial Day to Labor Day, as is currently mandated by the enacted ordinance.
Siglin said he had spoken with Goshen Economic Development Executive Director Lisa Miller about working to start-up the recycling center. He said there were plans established to have a meeting with local town and county leaders to get something started back up.
The next meeting will be June 9 at 5 p.m. in the Lingle Community Center.