City Council Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:39am

Council votes to oppose I-933

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously voted to issue a resolution Tuesday opposing Initiative 933, a citizen initiative addressing government regulation of private property.

Councilwoman Mary Kay Voss was not at Tuesday’s meeting.

The initiative proposes a rollback of government land use regulations to only those that were in effect as of Jan. 1, 1996, and would require governments to compensate property owners if regulations prevent owners from fully developing their land.

“I just don’t see anything positive from a city perspective, a zoning perspective,” said Councilman Dale Hensley.

The city received close to a dozen e-mails from area residents urging them to oppose the measure, and a few people spoke during a public hearing on the measure. Only one man, Ron Iverson, spoke in favor of the measure.

Vehicle impound fees will double

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance amending city law to double the cost of vehicle impound fees.

The change increases impound fees from $50 to $100. It was requested by the police department because it says processing impounded vehicles takes a lot of staff time, and the number of vehicles the department impounds continues to increase.

The new fees take effect Jan. 1, 2007.

New Library Board member named

City Council members on Tuesday unanimously appointed Carolyn Allendoerfer to the city’s Library Board.

Allendoerfer was selected out of three candidates for the position. She will serve through Aug. 31, 2009, and replaces Yoshi Shelton, who resigned from the board this past August.

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