Resolution Proposes Day Honoring Native Americans

January 23, 2018

City Council listened to students from The Lippman School and several Native Americans offer their support for a resolution to make the first Monday in October "First People's Day" and to make the Portage Trail a protected landmark. The resolution, sponsored by the mayor and more than half of council, evolved from research done by The Lippman School students. The leader of school is a Native American whose father is a tribal leader of the Northern Cheyenne Nation. Council took time to reflect on the resolution and is expected to vote on it next week. Also Monday Council approved buying a former trailer park with a small sewage treatment plant adjacent to Lake Rockwell, which supplies the city's drinking water. The city intends to remediate the sewage plant and several other buildings and restore natural wetlands. To watch Monday's committee and council meetings, including a presentation on the city's proposed 2018 budget, click on the camera icon at the top of this page.