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Library seeks mil levy approval

RONAN — The Ronan City Library Board Chairman Frank Delgado approached the city council on Monday seeking a letter of understanding for a mill levy request. The library board is hoping to have the 20 mills approved by the city council by June 14, and plans to give detailed information about the mill levy request at the following meeting. 

Delgado told the council that library’s budget will be brought before the council in a few weeks. 

If approved by the council, the library mill levy request will be on the ballot for voters this fall.  

Marc Carstens, a surveyor with Sherman and Sherman represented Rus Sherman at the meeting, proposing a land swap with the city. Sherman and Sherman proposed to swap a 63,000 square foot plot for a 44,000 square plot owned by the city. The city’s plot is located near the Ronan public works shop near Round Butte and Main Street on Ninth Avenue Southwest. The plot of land owned by Sherman and Sherman is located near the creamery mall. 

City workers expressed their concern about the land swap due to the proximity of the public works shop to the plot, stating that the plot may one day be used in a public works shop expansion.

The council moved to table the discussion until after the planning board meets. 

The city approved the annexation of the Norgaard addition. The Norgaard addition is located on the eastern end of Buchanan Street and Fourth Avenue Southwest. 

The city also approved the second reading of the solicitor’s licensing fees and penalties ordinance. The fees and penalties will be instated within the city limits of Ronan starting June 11.

The next special city council meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. to address the zoning of medical marijuana.

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