City News This Week: August 12

FREMONT – One of the matters for the City Council to deal with tonight will be the second reading of a proposed ordinance which would add some “teeth” to the City’s ability to force the clean up or removal of junk vehicles and deteriorating properties.

City Administrator Brian Newton explained that the focus is on junk vehicles:


Last Friday, there was an accident at 23rd and Luther Road which knocked out the intersection signal lights.  Brian Newton explains what the City crews did to avert more accidents and how the State was able to help:


Brian Newton, City Administrator, says the use of the new Glass Disposal site at the Tree Dump along Hwy-77 south of town is being well-used:


Construction of the new Lagoons to handle increased sewage from Costco’s chicken plant and from Wholestone Foods is coming along well.  Brian Newton told Bob Flittie how the process of creating “methane” allows the City to sell that gas and eventually benefit the City financially:


Fremont installed two vehicle charging stations several months ago.  Now there is the possibility of seeking an additional, more powerful charging station. Grant funds may be available, but the City would have a 20% match requirement.  That would have to be budgeted, says Newton:


You can listen to the full interview on our Podcast page.