Lingle Town Council cancels second November meeting

Holly Dorman/Lingle Guide Town Supervisor Larry Haeffelin, Town Attorney Anna Barnes, Fire Chief Kacey Bangerter, Town Clerk Ritch Reyes and Councilmembers A.J. Lambert and Joe Welte listen on as Mayor George Siglin begins the meeting.

LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council held its November meeting in which it decided to cancel the second November council meeting in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lingle Mayor George Siglin led the meeting, beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilman Steve Edwardson reported the town’s earnings and expenditures. Edwardson made special note of the just over $17,000 which came in from state and local taxes for the town when the average number is about $15,000.

Siglin excused Police Chief Endra Andrews, who was absent from the meeting. Town Attorney Anna Barnes reported her office has sent out demand letters for utility customers who have yet to pay their bills. The defendant in a vicious dog case from September has filed an appeal brief with the District Court. Barnes reported she will file a response once her office has seen a copy of the appeal. A nuisance case is set to appear before the Lingle Municipal Court once a date has been set.

Lingle Fire Chief Kacey Bangerter reported the towns old ambulance will be up for auction through BigIron Auctions on Dec. 8. An ad will run in the newspaper before the auction, as the law requires.

Bangerter also reported a turnout of almost 100 kids for the fire department’s Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating and a haunted house.

Town Clerk Ritch Reyes reported the town’s self audit is complete and submitted to the state. The fire suppression system in the Lingle Community Center has also undergone its annual inspection and passed. The Lingle Mingle Jingle taking place Friday, Nov. 12 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will happen both in the community center and at the senior center in Lingle.

The town office will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.

Town Supervisor Larry Haeffelin reported things have been “pretty slow” in his department. Flags honoring veterans will be in place all month for Veterans Day.

Councilwoman Brandie Cook reported on the Goshen County Economic Development annual banquet she attended, which took place at the Lingle Community Center on Oct. 28.

“It was set up so nice with plenty of room,” she said. “It was really nice to see how much money is going back into…the community.”

Cook said she received many compliments on how well the community center was set up for events like the GCED banquet.

Edwardson suggested to the council they cancel the second council meeting for the month of November for Thanksgiving. The council agreed and the meeting has been cancelled.

Siglin expressed his disappointment that Goshen County borders will be changed due to redistricting and growth. Approximately 2,000 residents will become citizens of another county. No final decision has been made as to who these people are or what county they will become a part of.

The meeting adjourned at 5:21 p.m.

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