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September 22, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 11 PATTI CARPENTER Crush and Jerrod Fish visited Lovell's Maverik store Saturday. up Jerrod Fish and his snake "Crush" got more attention than they were expecting when they visited the Maverik station on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Lovell. The two got the attention of an animal control officer, a Lovell police offi- cer, store customers and employees. The bright yellow snake, an albino Burmese Python, proved to be very tame and appeared to enjoy the atten- tion, which included a good amount of petting by curious on-lookers. The two recently moved to town. l BY DAVID PECK Sept. 9, and the commission voted to limit, a speed bump or a "false dip" Reacting to a recommendation recommend approval of the plat. in the road. He said there are other from the Lovell Planning and Zon- "All conditions were met in re- "Ts" in town that have presented "no ing Commission and believing that gards to the public hearing, and all issues," adding that speeding has not concerns expressed about the design conditions were met in regards to the been a concern in that neighborhood. of the project could be mitigated, the subdivision process," Chairman Rick Mayor Morrison also noted other Lovell Town Council last week voted Banks wrote in a letter to the council. "Ts" in the community but said a few to accept the final plat for the subdi, "It is the recommendation of the Plan- years ago a house on Main Street was vision of the old hospital property on ning and Zoning Commission that the hit by a car that veered off course East 10th Street in Lovell. Town of Lovell accept the final plat as when the street was parallel to the Dave and Sharon Phelps came to presented.,' house. the council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. "I just hate to see the opportu- "It can happen anytime," he said. 13, to express concern about the de- nity when planning this (to change"I'm not trying to downplay your con- sign of the proposed senior housing the plat) go by," Sharon Phelps said. cern, but considering the safeness of project that would replace the old hos- "Once construction starts it's much the neighborhood and the type of de- pital on 10th, saying an extension of more expensive.." velopment, the plat as platted right Robin Road, which would "T" on 10th, "I understand your concern," now, I agree with that." is dangerous because the road would Mayor Bruce Morrison said. "Plan- Morrison said trees on the prop- point at their home at 21 E. 10th. ning and Zoning's recommendation erty also help mitigate the danger, "You are building a risk where was to approve the plat, and they as- noting, "What we have proposed here none currently exists," Sharon Phelps sured us that they looked at the pros is good, and we're up against a time said during the public comments and cons and felt it (the road) was not frame. We need to get it taken care of agenda item earlier in the meeting, a risk," and the hospital torn down. "We would like you to look carefully Councilman Kevin Jones said his "We have many considerations at it and reconsider. Currently, there concern about the proposed redesign before we accept the property, but in is no risk, but with this design the city was that the development would in-the long run this will make it a real assumes responsibility for the risk. I elude a cul-de-sac, which he said is a nice neighborhood. The way it's plat- feel strongly about our house being safety issue for residents needing to ted now, I'm OK with that." placed in risk where none currently escape a fire. And he said it would be The council voted 4-0, with Scott exists." expensive to re-engineer the subdivi- Allred absent, to accept the plat as The Planning and Zoning Com- sion. recommended by the planning and mission held a public hearing on the Phelps said the design seems to zoning commission. plat on Aug. 1 and asked about modi- "run counter" to the community's de- Also last Tuesday, the council vot- fying the plat at that time, voting to sire to be a safe place, noting that the ed to approve a change order for Spie- ask the council to consider other op- road would point directly at her bed- gel & Son in the amount of $1,458.51 tions, but at the Aug. 9 council meet- room. Councilman Bruce Wolsey saidas the final reconciliation on the paint- ing, the town council expressed con- moving the road east or west woulding project for the 300,000-gallon wa- cern about additional engineering result in angles that would make it ter tank. The change order brings the fees and a cul-de-sac recommendation difficult for drivers to look for oncom- final contract price to $89,718.85. A in the name of fire safety and asked ing traffic, final pay request for $11,846.04 was the commission to make a recommen- Chief of Police Nick Lewis said also submitted with the bills for pay- dation based on the design at hand. there are options for slowing traffic, ment. The council voted to approve A second meeting was held on including a stop sign, a lower speed the change order. BY DAVID PECK Regulating door-to-door salesmen isn't as easy as it might seem, mem- bers of the Lovell Town Council found out at their regular September meet- ing last Tuesday. Town Attorney Sandra Kitchen told the council that she is preparing a draft ordinance to regulate door-to- door selling as requested by Chief of Police Nick Lewis. She said the so- called "Green River Ordinance" ban- ning door-to-door sales worked well late interstate commerce. "You can regulate peddlers - require a license, a fee and a background check." But Kitchen cautioned that if the town decides to regulate peddlers, it must regulate all peddlers, including Girl Scouts, school organizations and others...The Girls Scouts would have to register." She added that people have the right to post a sign on their door re- questing no salesmen and to ask any salesman to leave their property. around wyoming until it was chal .... Chief Lewis said one of his prima- lenged in courtyThe law is now unen- ry concerns about door-to-door sales- forceable, she said. men is that they expose citizens to, Kitchen said there are three pri- perhaps, the 1 percent of salesmen mary classes of door-to-door sales- who want to take advantage of citi- men: transient merchants, solicitors zens. He said he even knows of sex- and peddlers. It is far easier to regu- ual assault cases in other areas from late a peddler - who brings his own a salesman. Occasionally a salesman wares to be sold - than it is a solicitor, will ask to use the restroom and will who takes orders for items to be sent go through the medicine cabinet look- later, she said. ing for pharmaceuticals. "States and municipalities cannot Lewis said he would like to meet regulate solicitors," Kitchen said, be- with local groups and the schools to cause local government cannot regu- ask their opinion about regulating peddlers and whether regulations would be too burdensome. "We need to meet with folks and see if we can come to an agreement," he said, "and see whether they can live with it or whether it would be too burdensome." The chief said he has had numer- ous complaints about recent salesmen who not only went door-to-door selIing security systems but also said they had the backing of the police depart- ment, which was a fabrication. 'q~otally false statements were made about the systems being ap- proved by the Lovell Police Dept.," Lewis said. "I don't want to see young people exposed to solicitors. I like the idea of knowing who they are so we can run checks. "My suggestion is that we con- tact the people who would be affect- ed, like the Girl Scouts, get their input and make a decision. It's a great ordi- nance (Kitchen's draft ordinance). It's definitely a framework we can use to protect our citizens." Come and enjoy a free public performance Sept,. 24 at 2 Dr. Sarah Durney Family Practice with Obstetrics To schedule an appointment, Call Powell Valley Clinic Powell Valley Healthcare 307-754-7257 or 1-888-284-9308 (:~m+;a~s;;~a'te'Qu~iit; Car; 777 Avenue H Powell, Wyoming ServSafe Training Oct. 3 & 4 8 am - 4:30 pm OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Oct. 5, 8 am - 5 prn & Oct. 6, 8 am - noon OSHA Excavating & Trenching Competent Person Training Oct. 6 1-4 pm MSHA New Miner Training Nov. 14, 15 & 16 = 7 am - 4 pm MSHA Refresher Training Nov. 17 7 am - 4 pm join us on facebook Fridays 4:30- 6 pm Queen Bee parking tot Questions? Cart 548-6707 L0vell Ine 9 Has Your Child Been Screened? 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