GUNNISON—The Gunison City Council discussed changes to the Gunnison Park rental fee at its meeting on Wednesday, June 1.
The council decided to raise the fee for a half-day rental fee to $40 and $70 for the whole day. But Gunnison City residents would get a lower rate because they pay taxes in the city.
There was also a discussion of amending city code regarding water-use efficiency in amenity landscape irrigation.
After some discussion regarding water use for landscapes such as grass, gardens and shrubs, the council decided residents would get a warning if they water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. After the first warning, there would be a fine.
The council wants to encourage all residents to follow the rule and not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to conserve the water that we do have.
In other business on the agenda, Coleen Ogden informed the council the Gunnison Valley Gazette has lost some ads and subscribers and the local newspaper is in jeopardy.
Council members said they do not want to lose the hometown newspaper and expressed the hope residents will support and subscribe to the Gazette.
The council was also informed that workers have started pulverizing the Cemetery Road for repair. The council complemented our Public Works Department and Councilwoman Stella Hill for the beautification of the cemetery.
Councilman Mike Wanner reported and 5-1/2 miles of the G-Hill trail have been worked on. The trail is starting to take shape. Power poles have been moved, and solar poles have been put in place. He said he appreciates all the help from the community so far.
Councilman Shawn Crane reported that fourth of July plans are well underway. Posters are out, and he thanked Mayor Nay for booking Billy Dean for the concert. He said he’s heard great things from the community and heard everyone is excited to attend.
He stated that the city is having a barbeque competition on Friday, July 1. Anyone interested, contact Sage Lund.
On Saturday, July 2, the parade will start at 9 a.m., with a car show to follow. Anyone wanting to enter should contact Mike Wanner.