OROVILLE — The City Council presented Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers a check for $1,000 for the city’s support of the county’s K-9 Unit program last week at a regular meeting.

Police chief Todd Hill made the presentation and thanked Rogers and his staff for their contributions to the city.

Kevin Newport was present to discuss the drug task force and said it covers Okanogan and Ferry counties and explained how participatory fees to each community are assessed.

In other business:

– Daralyn Hollenbeck was present to discuss the poinsettia lights. Hollenbeck thanked the city for its work in putting the lights up. Hollenbeck and the council discussed the possibility of changing the colors of the lights from white to red, white and greet to help defy the image. There was also discussion on switching to LED lights, which could cost around $3,000.

The council agreed with changing the lights and was supportive of the option to change the poinsettia to red, the stem to green and the leaf to white.

Council members suggested Hollenbeck work with streetscape and keep them informed.

– City Clerk Clerk Denney said the roster for engineering services and a consultant list need to be updated for the airport improvement project. The deadline for submitting requests for qualifications is March 13, with interviews to take place March 26. Denney said the Aviation Committee would be involved with the interview process.

– The council approved an application from the Chamber of Commerce for Culpepper and Merriweather Circus to take place June 10 in the city.

– Acknowledged receipt of a Liquor Control Board notice to comment on a license renewal for Gold Digger Apples/Okanogan Estate and Vineyards.

– Approved a resolution proclaiming the month of February as General Aviation Month.

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