Aug 262011

By Sam Conner–

The Winslow City Council proclaimed Aug. 27 as Suvoyuki Day Tuesday evening, and Homolovi Ruins State Park Manager Marla Buchmann received and read the proclamation.

September was proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Month, and the proclamation was read and presented to Sal Hernandez of the Winslow American Legion.

Items regarding requests from the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation for funding for its celebration on Sept. 23 and 24, and from the sponsors of the fifth annual Native Music and Artist Festival for funding were both tabled until the next meeting. There were indications that the council would agree to some assistance, including not charging for toters.

An item regarding the disposition of scrap metal was also tabled for a later date, but came up again during the call to the public.

Barbara Olear of the Silver Creek Regional Humane Society spoke at length about a proposal regarding the Winslow Animal Shelter and gave the council members copies of the proposal, which will likely be made public later.

Judy Howell also spoke regarding problems at the Animal Shelter and cited a number of incidents which she said should never have happened. She noted that the city is doing a real disservice to animals in the community, and reported on a number of incidents where animals were killed or harmed needlessly.

Marie LaMarr spoke and got promises from the council members to meet her at the cemetery the next morning, but not so that four were there at the same time. All agreed to meet her.

Meeting as the Winslow Housing Authority, the council adopted two resolutions approving submission of the 2011 annual management assessment and the Section eight management assessment programs.

The three-item consent calendar was approved, giving approval to the check register, minutes of Aug. 9 meetings, and a special events liquor license for Desert Scene Lodge on Sept. 23 and 24, and Dec. 31.