New Drug Task Force officer on agenda

By: 
Enterprise Staff
The Livingston City Commission will discuss at its Tuesday night meeting funding an additional Missouri River Drug Task Force officer. 
 
The agenda packet doesn’t include any accompanying paperwork about the MRDTF discussion, but last spring, representatives from the task force made a presentation to the commission asking the city to consider funding an additional officer who would work in Livingston. Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton roughly estimated the cost of a new task force officer at about $80,000, not including a vehicle and other equipment. 
 
The topic is up for discussion tonight, but a yes-or-no decision is not expected. 
 
In other business, the commission will discuss: 
 
• Charter Communications installing underground cable around Livingston. Under the agreement, Charter would pay a franchise fee to the city equal to 5 percent of its annual gross revenue and provide the city one free channel for public, education or government access programming. 
 
• A first reading of a new ordinance that would designate bus loading/unloading zones for the soon-to-start Windrider bus service. Bus stops will be codified in front of the Livingston-Park County Public Library on West Callender Street and near the Park County Senior Center on the south side of Lewis Street between Second and Third Streets. 
 
The ordinance would also establish a 24/7 reserved parking spot in front of the Senior Center’s 206 S. Main Street entrance for the Angel Line bus. 
 
• A request from Homeword, the agency working to rehabilitate the former Livingston Memorial Hospital into affordable housing units, to the city to waive approximately $7,580 in assorted construction and other fees. 
 
• And engineers will provide an update on the wastewater treatment plant construction progress. 
 
Tuesday’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the City-County Complex, 414 E. Callender St. The meeting is open to the public, and time for the public to make comments is always provided.