June 6, 2008

Nestle Update - Missing Council Minutes

This was forwarded to me by John and Doreen Anderson regarding some missing Council Minutes with information about the water bottling. I'm having a hard time finding anyone who supports Nestle coming to town. I want to know what you think.

June 5

Doreen noticed that the Council minutes posted online stopped with the February 25, 2008 meeting. I inquired about this in the city clerk’s office June 6. The secretary immediately emailed the web director, and when we got home, the minutes for subsequent meetings were posted. The first of the missing meeting minutes (March 3, 2008) contained the first mention of the bottled water plant proposal, a brief three-word insertion. The April 7 minutes briefly summarized city administrator Mark Bauer’s report about the Nestle Bottling Company proposal.

City Council Study Session Monday, March 3, 2008


I. Emergent Opportunities – 20 minutes
iv. Bottled Water Plant

City Council Study Session Monday, April 7, 2008


G. Emergent Opportunities – 20 minutes
iii. Bottled Water Plant

Bauer discussed the proposition of the Nestle Bottling Company to use the spring water from Boise Creek for a water bottling plant. This business would employee about 50 people and plans to operate indefinitely. He noted the City has the rights to the water source but selling a large quantity of the City’s water source would cap the water available in the future. Searcy added that with water source improvements, we could supply water for the next 20 years of growth.

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