Pine Haven council hears reports of big cat
February 20, 2020
Last Tuesday night’s council meeting in Pine Haven ran smoothly and was quickly finished with reports of a cat, the ambulance and helping out.
Mention was made of the mountain lion reported to have been observed strolling along Boe Street recently; Councilman John Henle said that the cat “was just wandering around”. Crook County Sheriff’s deputy Alex Jessen advised those present that the department had passed the information on to the local Game and Fish “just to make sure they’re aware”.
He added that if residents see the cat in town, call either the sheriff’s office at 283-1225 or John Davis with Game and Fish at 756-3357.
The town’s ambulance is experiencing mechanical issues and is scheduled for a visit with a mechanic on February 18 to ascertain and fix the problem, getting the vehicle back on standby as soon as possible.
The process for the purchase and installation of the automated gurney has begun. EMS member Barb Hardy reported, “We should have that [grant funding] in a couple of weeks.”
With the departure of public works crewman and Pine Haven municipal building code enforcer Randy Flowers, volunteer fireman and engineer Ed Scott, who is conversant in said regulations, has offered his assistance to the town and public works director Sunny Schell to cover the now vacant positions, according to ordinance review coordinator Chris Bingham.