Town Christmas light judging scheduled Jan. 14-18

Second December meeting canceled

LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council convened for their regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. Mayor George Siglin, Councilmen Joe Welte and Steve Edwardson, Councilwoman Brandie Cook and Clerk Ritch Reyes attended the meeting.

Siglin said the town of Lingle would be moving forward with the town’s Christmas light contest. Siglin said they would be eliminating the honorable mention award but would still be awarding money off of winners’ utility bills for first through third places.

Contest winners will receive $100, $75 and $50 off of their utility bill for first, second and third places, respectively.

Siglin said the judging will occur the week of Jan. 14-18.

Edwardson reported the town had a positive margin for the month, amounting to $488.30, leading to a carryover margin of $40,496.77 since the beginning of the fiscal year. He explained this number was low for this month but was due to the billing cycle’s timing.

Edwardson also noted the town’s sales tax money amounted to a little over $13,000 but wasn’t listed on this month’s bills. As a result, the next month’s billing cycle will show a much higher margin.

Edwardson said the bills for the month amounted to $84,270.35.

Cook asked about a grant from Goshen Economic Development for training. She said she had redone the application and was looking to proceed with the process.

Reyes told Cook he had not submitted the grant but would be willing to do so.

The town council will also be looking to update their town ordinance to reflect the state statute regarding the age to possess and use nicotine delivery products and tobacco.

Additionally, Reyes reported the town had received the fully executed COVID-19 relief grant.

Siglin informed the council Larry Haefflin and Jeremy Ochsner, in the town’s maintenance department, had been working on getting the generator hooked up to the well to prevent issues should a power outage occur.

The Lingle Town Council’s next regular meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 5 p.m. in the Lingle Community Center.


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