Pinedale roundup | Council approves two orders
PINEDALE – A set of ordinances proposed by the City of Pinedale were brought forward at the City Council meeting on November 22.
Ordinance 693, amending the city code relating to the Travel and Tourism Commission, adopted in third and last reading without discussion.
The new ordinance updates sections of the code to broaden certain definitions and make the commission more dynamic to promote growth in the tourism sector and at the visitor center.
The revisions eliminate the reserved seat on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, opening up the commission to all community members involved in city affairs. The ordinance also removed language on term limits for the five-member commission, allowing qualified individuals to serve more than two terms.
Ordinance 694, regarding obstructions in public rights-of-way, was passed unanimously at second reading without public comment or discussion.
City staff drafted the ordinance to improve pedestrian and traffic safety in Pinedale. The amendments prohibit the erection of a fence, the placing of goods, seats, tables or other objects on the traffic lanes which could “obstruct the normal and free movement of pedestrian or automobile traffic”, according to the wording of the proposed ordinance.
The ordinance makes an exception for items placed on sidewalks along Pine Street with the requirement that 4 feet of sidewalk space remain open for pedestrians.
Violating the code is a separate offense for each day the obstruction is left in place.
Additional city news
- The council heard presentations from local nonprofits awarded a service contract with the city. The information provided during this part of the meeting allowed council members to get an idea of ââthe services and activities that improve the quality of life in the community. A full article will appear in a later edition of Roundup.
- Brian Woody, director of customer relations at Union Wireless, appeared before city council. He requested the city’s participation in a task force to obtain federal grants to speed up construction of the fiber-optic broadband Internet extension project across the county.
Mayor Matt Murdock noted the inclusion of Big Piney, Marbleton and other communities in the discussions. Murdock also stressed the need for Union to organize the task force quickly, as the city has only scheduled one council meeting in December to consider a partnership on grants.
- Abram Pearce, director of public works for Pinedale, said most construction work on the town’s projects was nearing completion as the winter season approached.
The airport has updated its snow removal plan, Pearce said, and added that city staff were working out issues with TO engineers on the runway, apron and apron projects. fuel park.
Mayor Murdock stressed that the improvements at Pinedale Airport were intended for private jets. The city expects an influx of private planes as Jackson Hole Airport kicks off in April 2022. Murdock said Pinedale will not host commercial airline operations during the shutdown.