CITY OF ORR SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 2014-1:
AN ORDINANCE BANNING THE SALE, POSSESSION, TRANSFER OR MANUFACTURE
OF SYNTHETIC OR ALTNERATIVE DRUGS
The City Council of the City of Orr does ordain as follows:
1. WHEREAS, new substances are being created which are being used for recreational purposes and as an alternative to otherwise regulated controlled substances banned at the State and Federal levels; and
2. WHEREAS, many of these substances can be designed to produce a desired pharmacological effect and have the potential for abuse similar to or greater than that of controlled substances; and
3. WHEREAS, the uncontrolled importation, manufacture, distribution, possession and use of these substances have a substantial and detrimental impact on the health and safety of the residents and visitors of the City of Orr; and
4. WHEREAS, these substances can be created more rapidly than they can be identified and controlled by action of the Federal and State Legislature; and,
5. WHEREAS, these substances are sold in many different forms including loose, leafy, granular, powder, crystalline, tablet and/or liquid forms; and
6. WHEREAS, such products are known under many names in order to avoid detection and identification and are labeled as incense, herbal incense, herbal potpourri, psychoactive herbal incense, herbal blends, bath salts, psychoactive bath salts, bath additives, synthetic marijuana, synthetic drug, synthetic hallucinogens and other names and purchased by consumers for the purpose of ingestion notwithstanding any markets on the packaging to the contrary; and
7. WHEREAS, such products may be as or more dangerous to humans than controlled substances according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) due to the unapproved, unknown and ever changing nature of the chemical compounds they contain; and
WHEREAS, it is therefore the will of the Orr City Council to provide for a prohibition on the sale, possession, transfer, manufacture and use of these substances as defined by these ordinances and to provide for the enforcement thereof and in the best interest of the public's health, safety and general welfare.
NOTICE: The above publication is only a summary and the full printed text of City of Orr Ordinance 2014-1 is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the office of the City Clerk. A copy of the entire text of the ordinance shall also be posted at the community library. July 17-1
ORR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 9, 2014
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Orr City Council was held Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Orr City Hall.
Mayor Joel Astleford called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Roll call was taken and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Present: Mayor Joel Astleford
Councilperson Bruce Black
Councilperson Ericka Cote
Councilperson Lloyd Scott
Councilperson Tom Kennebeck
Absent: Maintenance Supervisor Paul Koch
Manager Timothy Lilya
Clerk/Treasurer Louise Redmond
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Tom Kennebeck, to approve the Consent Agenda consisting of: Minutes of Regular Council Meeting May 12, 2014; and Expenditures in the amount of $72,670.69. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to approve Resolution 2014-4 for City of Orr application to Regional Sustainable Development Partnership through University of Minnesota Extension Office. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Ericka Cote, to accept a $100.00 donation to the Orr Ambulance. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Lloyd Scott, to approve a building permit for Bette Hoffer to construct a new deck. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to approve the City of Orr's Bulk Water Purchase Policy. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Discussion was held regarding the proposed ordinance banning synthetic drugs in the City of Orr. Motion by Lloyd Scott, second by Tom Kennebeck, to proceed with enacting Ordinance 2014-1 Banning the Sale, Possession, Transfer or Manufacture of Synthetic or Alternative Drugs. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Liquor Store: Manager Bobbi Malecha reported business is picking up. She also stated her computer needs updating in order to obtain Microsoft support and updates. The Council directed her to obtain at least two quotes on a new computer and inventory operating system.
Ambulance Department: Ambulance Director Diana Klakoski stated that the ambulance would like to purchase uniforms for its members for an approximate cost of $125.00 each. The purpose of the uniforms is mainly for safety and professionalism, and will not affect response time. They will be reviewing their budget to see if this is feasible. Ambulance personnel will be researching available grants in order to attend more trainings, and will be looking into cooperating with neighboring districts for training to save costs. The ambulance has two new members, and the Council was asked if the state requirements for background checks were sufficient or if the Council would require a more comprehensive check. After discussion with the Council, the Mayor informed Diana the state mandated background checks would be sufficient.
Fire Department: Dallas Johnson informed the Council that after Doran Klakoski's retirement on June 1, 2014, he was appointed the new fire chief. John Barto is the new Assistant Fire Chief. There will be a retirement party for Doran Klakoski on June 29, 2014, at the American Legion. The Fire Department has been invited to more trainings in Virginia and Hibbing. There will be minimal cost to the department as most of the costs will be covered through mutual aid. The State of Minnesota has paid a portion of the training for fire department personnel which was to have been covered by FEMA. Dallas extended the deadline for the FEMA grant for an additional three months for training purposes.
Water and Wastewater: Maintenance Assistant Tim Lilya passed the written examination for Water Supply System Operator, Class D. There is a $23.00 certification fee payable to the Minnesota Department of Health. Motion by Tom Kennebeck, second by Ericka Cote, to pay the certification fee. All in Favor. MOTION CARRIED.
The proposed Wellhead Protection Plan for the City of Orr is available for review and comment at the City Hall. The public will have 60 days to review and comment before the plan is accepted by the Council at the public hearing on August 11, 2014.
Airport: The airport sold 1,381 gallons of Jet A fuel and 213 gallons of 100LL fuel last month. 100LL sales were down due to inclement weather and poor flying conditions. The solar panels generated a $193.89 credit in May. A letter was received from the Federal Aviation Administration advising that any recipients of Airport Improvement Program grants awarded in 2014 will need to adopt and enforce a safety policy banning texting while driving. Dallas Johnson requested the next time the runway is painted, the City consider marking a spot for a helipad.
Library Committee: Mayor Astleford read the Orr Community Library Monthly Report for May 8 to June 6, 2014, from Sharon Lammi. Tom Kennebeck informed the Council that Sam Maki has built additional shelving as part of his Eagle Scout project. They still need to be installed. The Library Committee stated they have had numerous requests for Wi-Fi. They have funds available in their budget and will also be holding a book sale on July 3rd. The Library Committee was asked to get quotes on the cost and to see if the American Bear Association would be interested in splitting the cost. The Council also expressed the necessity to block inappropriate sites/content as a condition of any internet access.
Tourist Information Center: The ranger with Voyageur's National Park started May 29th and will be staffing the TIC Thursday's through Monday's through the end of September. They have been a tremendous asset in assisting the tourist traffic.
Diana Klakoski suggested the City Council look into having an Automated External Defibulator on hand at the Tourist Information Center. There is no training necessary to use an AED. This was not included in the 2014 budget and was tabled.
Comments from Council Members: No comments.
Comments from Visitors: No comments.
Motion by Bruce Black, second by Ericka Cote, to adjourn the meeting. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.
Cheri J. Carter Joel R. Astleford
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Mayor
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