RED BLUFF — The Red Bluff City Council Tuesday decided not to create a temporary emergency water sharing policy for county residents whose wells have gone dry.
This policy would have allowed residents of unincorporated areas living within a 3-mile radius of Red Bluff to share city water if their wells have gone dry.
At the July 20 council meeting, the city’s staff was directed to speak with Tehama County to see if there was a need for the policy. The county has a similar policy in place.
Public Works Director Robin Kampmann said the county has 47 domestic wells that have been reported dry. Only two residents have been utilizing county wells in the Red Bluff area.
“So they do not feel that we need to implement this resolution at this time,” Kampmann said. “If it comes to a point where they are getting impacted, or they can not keep up, and we see an increase, they will re-approach us, and we will bring it back for adoption at that time.”
The council took no action and moved onto the next agenda item.
In other business
The council scheduled a cannabis ordinance workshop with the outside counsel it hired for 1 p.m Tuesday at City Hall.
The workshop will include the council, Police Chief Kyle Sander, Community Development Director Scott Friend, City Manager Richard Crabtree, others designated by the council and special outside counsel Tarquin Preziosi from Jones & Mayer. It is open to the public.
This workshop was requested by Jones & Mayer as the law firm wants to discuss with the council some of the policy issues raised in the revised draft of the proposed cannabis ordinance.
The council extended waiving of certain building permit fees for a proposed Aircraft Display at the Red Bluff Municipal Airport.
The deal between the county and city regarding Healthy Connections, formerly the Senior Nutrition Program, using portions of the Red Bluff Community Center was tabled to a later council meeting to answer some of J.R. Gonzales’ questions about the contact and liability.
The county leases the kitchen, dining room, restroom and parking facilities.