Leachville Council discusses purchases

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Leachville City Council met Monday, July 12, and reported on recent purchases, ballpark lighting, and merchant donation.

The monthly Water and Wastewater Department report included the purchase and installment of a new chlorinator. An aerator was also installed at the waste treatment plant.

A bid was approved for $4,000 from James Foster of Michigan to purchase two city lots on Sixth and Nelson Streets.

Ballpark lights were purchased through a recent grant and the Park Committee reported a not anticipated extra cost caused them to have to go over their original estimate. The council voted to pay the remaining amount of $1,801.26 to Chambers Electric.

The council discussed purchasing a new lawnmower for use at the city cemetery. The purchase was tabled after the supervisor reported having three other mowers available to do the job. Mayor Sheila Spurlock suggested working this into the budget for 2011 along with other equipment needed by the Street Department.

Ladd's Carquest Auto Parts donated a forklift to the Street Department.

Mayor Spurlock and City Clerk Ruth Ann Keith will seek bids for property insurance for the city.

Sidewalks near the new Buffalo Island Veterans Park were slated for repair.

Keith announced that aldermen and potential candidates wishing to run for council could pick up petitions at city hall for the Nov. 2 general election.

A special recognition was given to thank the local Cave Dwellers for sponsoring the fireworks display on July 4 at Leachville City Park.

Fire Department reports for June included responding to four fires and 21 First Responder calls.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at city hall.

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