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Grass Valley City Council’s meeting shortest in 2014

Tuesday’s meeting of the Grass Valley City Council was one of the shortest of 2014, concluding in less than 15 minutes. Tim Kiser, director of public works, commented that this was the shortest council meeting he’s been to since he came on board with the city in 2005.

Aside from a proclamation honoring local Hospice of the Foothills, nearly every agenda item was on the consent calendar — meaning that it was passed without substantive discussion by the council.

That included authorization to establish a timeline for the acquisition of a new fire-engine, approval for a letter of support for the Wolf Creek Community Alliance, and approval for a new memorandum of understanding with Local 39, which represents more than 35 city employees.

The council also changed the date of their next meeting from Tuesday, Nov. 11 to Monday, Nov. 10.

Council members Jan Arbuckle and Lisa Swarthout were absent, but the council was still able to establish a quorum with Dan Miller, Jason Fouyer and Howard Levine in attendance.

At the end of the meeting, during personal reports from the council members, Jason Fouyer and Dan Miller both spoke highly of last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Dorsey Drive Interchange Project, praising the project itself as well as the city staffers who worked on it.

“I just can’t tell you how pleased I am,” Miller said. “Everyone in the city’s talking about it.

To contact Staff Writer Dave Brooksher, email or call 530-477-4230.

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