Caraway Council passes pool ordinance

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Caraway City Council met on May 14 and worked through a short agenda.

Mayor Barry Riley read Pool Ordinance 2009-1, striking the section concerning the necessity to secure a building permit for a pool. The ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote, with Alderman John Boatman voting against.

The council voted to donate $500 to Buffalo Island Relay for Life.

Wayne Heidelberg will be contacted by the city concerning repair of property on Waco Street.

Riley reported the city would receive $63,000 in ice storm recovery funds. He requested the city purchase two 1,500-watt generators for emergency use at the Methodist Church and Senior Life Center and city employees be paid overtime for the work they did during this time. The decisions were tabled until the June meeting.

The council agreed to apply for a grant for a new recycling truck.

Two long wheelbase extended cab truck were priced. A Ford truck was listed at $16,200 and a Chevrolet truck at $17,500.

Street repair work will be advertised for bids for two weeks and will be opened on Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m.

Prices to repair the sidewalk in front of the new Gregg Funeral Home will be obtained.

"Basler Electric will be out of their building on May 29," Riley said. "They will leave the city a forklift in need of battery repair."

The council requested the mayor have the battery repaired.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on June 11 at 6 p.m.

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