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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted Tuesday to look for water that offers better quality and quantity than the city is getting now. Currently, Motley’s water contains far more manganese and iron than it should. Clerk Treasurer Terri Smith said the city has been told by two engineering firms that it has […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted Tuesday night to extend the storm water sewer on Eledredge Street. It will extend 1/2 block from Third Avenue past property owned by St. John’s Lutheran Church to the Steve and Denise Bickford property. The Bickfords and St. John’s will be assessed 30 percent of the […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer LeAnn Larson is not happy with her neighbors in Motley. She told the City Council members Tuesday night that her neighbors were putting their trash and recycling cans on her property at the corner of Poplar Lane and East River Road for garbage pickup, then leaving them there. She wanted it […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Trident Seafoods was not pleased with its portion of the $5 million price tag it would be required to pay for a new water treatment plant in Motley. John Graupman from Bolton & Menk Inc. in Baxter brought three new options to alleviate Motley’s brown water problems to the City Council […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council was asked Tuesday night to take over ownership of the water and sewer on Millpond Street. Millpond Town Home Association spokesperson John Peterson said the residents own the water and sewer under the street, but don’t want it. The group wishes to give it to the city […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer While it doesn’t occur a lot, bad checks have been written to the city of Motley. When they are, it creates havoc with the accounting program used by Clerk/Treasurer Terri Smith. The Council voted Tuesday night to not give a penalty to someone for writing one bad check, if that check […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Blue Water Technologies Inc., Hayden, Idaho, has agreed to replace the faulty filters Motley had installed in its new wastewater treatment facility. Motley administration, and the designer of the facility, Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) from Brainerd, asked Blue Water Technologies to inspect the filters since they were obviously cracked. After […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motley’s water, while safe to consume, is brown. The city’s water treatment facility was built in 1992, and the filters were designed to operate at 300 gallons per minute. The high water demand has them sometimes operating at 380 gallons per minute and the filters are having trouble removing manganese and […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Hometown Planning Services gave the city of Motley three options for its planning and zoning services in November 2012. Due to more research needed and absenteeism at meetings, the Council waited to choose option one at the March 12 meeting. Hometown Planning provides ongoing assistance with updating zoning ordinances and land […]

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