Caraway Council hears reports

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Caraway Council worked through a short agenda consisting of reports and recommendations at the Thursday, May 12, meeting.

Mayor Barry Riley gave the council updates on several ongoing city projects, which consisted of the new city hall roof being installed and near completion; water and sewer generators have arrived and the concrete pad for placement has been poured; roof repairs will be made to the Fire Department building; and Work-Force has been contacted for possible hiring of city workers.

Councilman Mitchell Tipton passed out handouts concerning police salaries. Decisions were tabled in order to obtain more information.

The council set size of the four lots at the little ballpark at 200x150 feet each. More information will be gathered before setting cost of placing city water and sewer lines on the property. Playground equipment, lights and poles will be removed from the property.

The city will continue to monitor properties not meeting ordinance standards.

Water Superintendent Terry Couch announced the final inspection for painting of the water tower is set for May 13.

The council voted to allow Mayor Riley to proceed to gather information concerning a 50/50 matching grant from the State Parks and Recreation Department to establish a splash-park in the city. The total cost is estimated at $45,000 with a major part of the city paying with in-kind labor. The pool dimensions will be 30x30 feet.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at city hall.

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