The Caraway city council met in regular session on April 11 to pass two
resolutions, open bids for a cemetery caretaker and plan a city-wide
The council passed two resolutions, which included:Resolution 2002-22,
authorizing the Mayor of Caraway to name city streets within the city
limits of Caraway; and Resolution 2002-3 for authorizing and providing
for the incurrance of indebtedness ($300,000) for the purpose of
providing a portion of the cost of acquiring, constructing, enlarging,
improving and/or extending its sewer system facility to serve an area
lawfully within its jurisdiction to serve.
Mayor Danny Dunigan opened sealed bids for cemetery mowing. Bids
included: Leo Stallings, $165, per moving; Homer Kelly, $250; Web
Coggins, $231.50 per week; Dennis Bellers, $275 per mowing; Larry Brown,
$212 per week; Dean Story, $275; Kenneth Maness, $650 per month; and
Kenneth McCann $190 per mowing.
"We have had nothing but compliments on Web's work," said Dunigan. "But we are obligated to take bids whenever there is a request for changes in
the original contract."
The council accepted Leon Stallings' bid. Stallings contract will
remain as long as desired, unless there is a request for an increased
rate, wherein the contracts will be bid again.
May 13-17 was chosen for Caraway Clean Sweep Week. A list of acceptable
items, from Delta Disposal, Inc., include: furniture, mattresses, box
springs, televisions, old clothing/bedding, small appliances without
freon, general household rubbish, boxes, magazines, newspapers, empty
and dried paint cans, empty bottles/jugs. Large and bulky items must be
bagged or bundled in weights of no more than 30 pounds. Piles of rubbish
and trash that have not been bagged or bundled and placed in proper
receptacles or bags will not be cleaned up.
Items that are unacceptable include: Large household appliances, new or
used car parts, large implements, scrap metal in excess of ten pounds,
dead animals of any kind, liquids, chemicals, medical waste, wood,
limbs, trees, brush, leaves, grass, no hazardous materials or any kind,
no construction or remodeling debris, no paint, oil, tire, batteries,
oil filters, or piles of bricks, concrete or lumber.
The city voted to make and estimated $46,000 to $50,000 in street
improvements, on several streets throughout the city. Bids will be taken
on the project.
A drawing for the blue recycling bag coupon winners will be held on
The city is still negotiating with Buffalo Island Regional Water
District, concerning proposed water increases from the City of Caraway.
A meeting of all Buffalo Island city representative and BIRWD officials
will be held soon to discuss the correct formula to determine cost
incurred for supplying water.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on May 9,
beginning at 6 p.m. at city hall.