The new year brought the Chinook City Council to take a look at its appointees, boards and committees at Thursday night’s meeting, and city officials are looking for a few civic-minded Chinook residents to volunteer.
The biggest need right now is to fill an all-new Ordinance Committee that will re-examine all of the Chinook city ordinances to find which are good, which need to be updated and which need to go away altogether.
The head of the streamlining committee, council member Keith Hanson, is looking to have a five-member board take on the task of sifting through a century of law, but he’s had some trouble so far.
“It seems that for every one person I add to the list, two drop off, ” Hanson said.
There is also one opening on the city’s Zoning Variance board, which occasionally convenes to resolve conflicts or offer clarifications of zoning and construction issues.
Anyone in Chinook interested in helping the city is encouraged to talk to city hall, available at 357-3160.