Last Week’s City Council Meeting

Here are some highlights from the city council meeting last week.

We …

  • Appointed/reappointed several people to city committees: Carol Palmer, Barbara Garber, Cut Ahlschlager, Barbara Rodgers, and Gloria Randolph. (Thanks for your service, all!)
  • Expanded the Historic Review Board’s membership from 3 or 5 to 7 members. They have great momentum as a group.
  • Formally approved ordinances to: authorize Eagle-Elsner to do our 2016 Street Maintenance projects, amend language regarding direct donations to the Library, enter into a sale agreement for the property for CAT. (These ordinances require 2 different readings to be officially passed.)
  • Renewed the contract with Heard Farms to continue to remove our waste water sludge (i.e. fecal matter) to their property to use as fertilizer and approved a contract for improvements on the Sludge Storage Facility. (First reading on these topics only.)

*We also talked about the Free Garbage Days last week and the Mayor asked citizens to thanks Kahuts for their generosity in offering this free service to us.*

Here is some Library and school district information I shared during my liaison report at the meeting:

–Cathy Whiting’s Library Board member term will expire on June 30, and she is termed out. Is anyone interested in the position??
–The value calculator is now live on the library website. Users can plug in the number of items they’ve checked out and other resources used to see how much the library has saved them. Last year’s circulated materials is estimated to have saved the community approximately $1 million.
*My family “saved” $291 dollars last month in books, CDs, DVDs, and the cultural pass.*
–Our Library loans of material to other LINCC libraries (for holds) are much lower (~69k items) than our loans from other LINCC libraries (~84k).
–The first day of school for the 2016-17 year will be August 30th.
–The school district’s new Peachjar is an eflyer management system that allows information to be sent directly to parents’ inboxes. Community organizations that are non-profit can use this system for FREE.

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