Crouch City CouncilNotes
An alliance of artists attending the Crouch City Council meeting Wednesday, March 13, rose to the occasion with some muted “yippees” and victory signs, when the council adopted the
for the Arts as an arm of the City. Garden Valley Center
Mary Wilson, who has been the spokesperson for what they were calling “The Arts Alliance”, will serve as president on the board of directors. Other officers will be Greg Simione, vice-president; Pat Budge, Secretary, and Tiffany Thuleen, treasurer.
Mayor Bob Powell signed the lease on the Old Lumberyard building, which will be reborn as the GV Center for the Arts. Mary Wilson says they will have a “Raggedy Opening” on March 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.—just to say “here we are and this is the before picture!” The Old Lumberyard building is located next to the Laundromat, in downtown Crouch. Refreshments will be served. Founding members of the Center will be available to answer questions, and they welcome your suggestions.
City Clerk, Kim Bosse, said the insurance for the Center will be minimal, if any, for the City. They will be insured for up to $500K and may insure contents according to arts exhibit needs.
Syringa Building ( ) has survived its fire damage and will have all new insulation, and drywall, a laminated wood floor and industrial-grade carpet throughout. Electrician, Rick Fobes, says the building is up to code. Crouch Museum
The clerk also said a door in the old cabin area has been removed by contractor, Scott Leslie. This has created adequate wheelchair access inside that area of the museum.
Sad to say, Kim Bosse will be moving to
and résumés for the position of City Clerk that have been submitted will be perused by the mayor. He will pick the top three and interviews will be held. Good luck to everyone. California
Boise County Commissioner, Jamie Anderson, requested the approval of a city lot split for the Dennett Simione, LLC, property which is currently in use by the Old Crouch Mercantile Exchange.
Boise County is purchasing this needed right-of-way for the new . Minimum requirements under the City Code for acreage, density, lot area, and setbacks would have to be waived. Middle Fork Payette River Bridge
Dennett Simione, LLC, requests that the land taken to the north of the new approach (current river access) continue to have access for canoes, tubes and foot traffic, with some landscaping. Greg Simione and Gerold Dennett support the construction of a new bridge, and say, “We strongly favor the new design we have seen.”
Jamie Anderson says it would be in the public interest for the bridge project to go forward. The council will have a special meeting to consider the request.
The old City office behind the Community Hall is for rent.
Jerome Mapp is still pursuing the water grant. Land acquisition is also on the agenda.
The council ended the meeting by adopting the Fair Housing Proclamation.
Next meeting of the Crouch City Council will be on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Hall. For information or for special accommodation for disabilities, contact the City Clerk, at 208-462-4687.