Enterprise-Record (Chico)

Oroville City Council approves several resolution­s

- By Jennie Blevins jblevins@chicoer.com

Oroville City Council voted on a series of resolution­s Tuesday.

Oroville City Council members voted 6-0 (Councilor Scott Thomson was absent) to adopt a contract for investigat­ive services with the Butte County District Attorney’s office in an amount not to exceed $400,000 annually. The council voted to sign a contract for investigat­ive services for specific child abuse cases.

The council also voted 6-0 to draft a letter of support to the federal energy regulatory commission regarding the Oroville Dam relicensin­g. The council will consider a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking to require the renegotiat­ion or addendums be added to the original agreement prior to the relicensin­g of the Oroville Dam.

The council voted 6-0 to purchase certificat­es of deposits in accordance with the city’s investment policy. Approval was reached to purchase $10 million n certificat­es of deposit.

The council also voted 6-0 to authorize modificati­ons to the combined Community Developmen­t Block and Home Investment Partnershi­p Program homebuyer program guideline. The council conducted a public hearing to solicit comments regarding requested modificati­ons to the combined CDBG/HOME Homebuyer Program Guidelines and CalHome Mortgage Assistance Guidelines.

The staff recommende­d that the city council adopt a resolution updating and establishi­ng user and regulatory fees. The council voted 6-0 to adjust and establish user and regulatory fees.

The council voted 6-0 to make sure the levees in and around the Oroville area are safe. Oroville Police Chief and Interim City Administra­tor Bill LaGrone emphasized the need, noting there are public safety and evacuation concerns. Sutter Butte Flood Control agency gave a presentati­on.

The next meeting of the Oroville City Council takes place March 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oroville Public Safety Building located at 2055 Lincoln St.

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