Manila City Council holds special meeting
Manila City Council members passed an ordinance approving the purchase of a new grapple truck at a special called meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Mayor Wayne Wagner said the board had approved the purchase under the same agreement as one traded, but an ordinance was needed.
“Randy Martin is driving the new truck and is doing a good job,” Mayor Wagner said. “He is also taking care of the dogs running loose.”
Wagner commended Henry Ford and his crew for the work they did taking down pine trees south of Davis.
He asked the council to call city hall if they see anything (old junk or furniture) needing to be picked up.
Brett Sexton with Burch and Co. Real Estate requested a variance for future building project at 902 Amber Lane. He said plans are to build a four bedroom, two bath, 1,460 square foot house. He said there would be 10'9” on each property line.
He had talked to one of the neighbors, who had no objection.
Mayor Wagner explained the council will hear the request, allow it to run in the newspaper and make a decision at the next meeting. He said it would be helpful to the council if he could get written statements from the neighbors.
Mayor Wagner said he should have more information on the grant from FEMA before the next meeting. Spray in liner will be used where possible and in other places pipe will be used. The completion date is Feb. 5.
“Whoever gets the bid for the work will have to start right away,” Mayor Wagner said.
Because of the cooler weather, attendance has dropped off at the swimming pool. This weekend will be the last weekend for it to be open to the public. There are still some private parties booked.
“We will have a busy meeting next month,” Mayor Wagner said. “We will have updates on the senior center, Tipton curve and FEMA.”
The next regular meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28.