The city council voted to ease water restrictions at a meeting Monday. A decision on the future employment of the city’s suspended police chief had not been made as of press time.

The modified water restrictions came at the behest of several citizen complaints as well as confirmation from the city’s water supervisor that storage levels are at an OK level.

The new restrictions against all outside watering are still mandatory, but homeowners are now allowed to water their home foundations, gardens and shrubbery, including trees, on an odd/even rotation, with residents of odd postal addresses allowed to water the items on odd-numbered dates, and vice versa.

The city also will clarify in its new ordinance, expected to be signed by Mayor Shawn Komahcheet today.

Komahcheet said the city will test its well levels at the beginning of September to determine if future adjustments are necessary.

The council also agreed to gift Cache Economic Development Authority $2,500 to pay off last month’s and the current month’s electricity bills.

CEDA said it would like to continue irrigating the golf course’s greens while negotiations continue between the course owner and the Comanche Tribe over a possible lease or purchase agreement.

The golf course closed last spring after the nonprofit leasing its operations, Teen Challenge, terminated its program there.

The council went into executive session around 8:20 p.m. to discuss the employment of Patrick Holloway as police chief but had not returned with a decision by 10 p.m. Holloway was suspended by Komahcheet last Monday for unknown reasons.