City Meets with Packed Agenda- Council to Discuss Economic Development Director, Road Closures, & Public Hearings


The city meets with a packed agenda to start the month of September. On the agenda for Wednesday are a dozen public hearings to recover costs associated with dilapidated and nuisance properties throughout Susanville. The council will also consider the approval of multiple street closures for upcoming events, including the Lassen High Homecoming Parade, Lassen Senior Services Fun Run, Lassen Lands and Trails Trust Rails to Trails event, and Uptown’s Safe n’ Sane Holloween.

Notably, after eight months of being on backorder, the electric ATV the city purchased for its volunteer patrol unit to focus on the Susan River Walk, mitigate homelessness, and upkeep the walk’s cleanliness is finally ready to be picked up. However, the council will have to approve the final allotment of over 20,000 dollars to complete the purchase. LMUD will reimburse the city for just over 19,000 through the Utilities Community Benefits Program.

The council will also consider approving rezoning a parcel of land near Western Nevada Supply to become the home of 70 Space RV Park.

Lastly, the city has been unsuccessful in recruiting an economic development director and fears another attempt will yield little change.
The city says while the initial applicant pool was sufficient, half of the applicants dropped out of the process before interviews were conducted.

To strengthen the applicant pool, the city would like to conduct a second recruitment through the professional services of Peckham & McKenny, an executive search firm, to conduct the recruitment. This effort would cost the city $27,000 to be split with the Susanville Indian Rancheria, though the city will not have to increase the budget.

The council will convene on Wednesday, September 6th, at 5 p.m. in City Hall.