Manila holds special called meeting

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Manila City Council worked through a short agenda at a special called meeting Wednesday, March 2.

Four council members, Steven Milligan, Donnie Wagner, Wendell Poteet and Jason Baltimore, were present.

Mayor Wayne Wagner read a tax back resolution for Southworth. He said it shows the local government endorses the construction for the business. The council unanimously passed the resolution.

The council voted to approve the recommendation from Adams Land Co. for Wildy Farms to farm the airport ground.

The council approved the construction of a shed for a resident on Buttercup Lane.

Mayor Wagner said the auditors want payments for the loader truck to be paid out of the street account, not the general account. The council approved reimbursing the amount back to the general account from the street account.

"Today's exit audit was good," Mayor Wagner said. "You will be receiving a report but everything was good."

Mayor Wagner announced representatives from FEMA would be in Manila on Thursday to discuss the sewer system.

Wagner has spoken to representatives from the school about using city property near the cemetery for bus parking while construction is underway for the new high school.

"The city and school should work together," Councilman Baltimore said.

Wagner said the scoreboards are up at the ball fields. High School baseball will start next week. The Manila girls high school softball will host the district tournament this year.

"The fields look good," Councilman Milligan said.

The drawing for dates for renting the Manila pool water park will be held at 6 p.m. March 10 at the Airport Center. Mayor Wagner said anyone interested in booking a date to rent the pool should be there for the drawing. The pool will be open for rent for morning parties from 10 a.m. to noon and evening parties from 6-8 p.m. There will be a $100 deposit required when dates are chosen.

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