PILOT ROCK - The Pilot Rock City Council voted Tuesday evening to support a community meeting proposed by Jodi Mascall, representing a group of parents concerned about drug and alcohol use among teenagers.

Council members expressed a strong interest in attending the meeting once a date is set.

In other business, the council:

•Directed the management team to prepare a draft ordinance, similar to one in Stanfield, that would add a $2 fee to each citation issued by the police department. The money, estimated at $600 per year, would go into a police training fund.

•Approved a contract with Columbia River Auction to conduct a sale of items from the International Paper property at the end of June. The city will pay the company 20 percent of receipts. The council also agreed to arrange for liability insurance on the IP property at $750 per year to go into effect when the title is transferred to the city.

•Approved a $2 monthly rate increase for water, sewer, and the utility reserve fund starting July 1. The last rate increase was in 2002.

•Heard that interviews for three candidates for chief of police will be held on April 30.

•Voted to send a letter of thanks to Jordan Standley for his help in resolving the 4-H sheep project issue brought before the council at the previous meeting. The sheep are now on Standley's property and in compliance with the city's livestock ordinance.

•Declared May 13 "Free Dog License Day" to coincide with the annual dog and cat vaccination day sponsored by Riverside Veterinary Clinic

•Noted that the Budget Committee meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at he the library.

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