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La Harpe City Council Discuss Clean-up, Senior Citzens Expenses

February 13, 2006 7:00 p.m.

Those answering roll call at Monday's La Harpe City Council meeting were Irish, Lovell, Helmers, Bennett, Burford, Carpenter, Neff, Stevens, and Brown.

After discussion, the purchase of a taser for the city police department was approved.

The motion was made and seconded to approve the liquor license for the Easy Street Pub, Inc.

Representing the Golden Rule Club, Lucretia McPeak recommended that a council member attend their next Golden Rule meeting held on March 20 at 7:00 p.m. They would like to share the cost of new Christmas decorations on Main Street with the city and would like to discuss the city's giving a Summerfest donation to provide the kids' games as in the past. After a committee meeting is held, Irish will attend their meeting with more answers.

Velda Wright and Bill Crabill approached the council with a request for any financial aid for the improvements needing to be made to the senior citizen's house. They are experiencing high gas bills for heating the house. Weatherizing the house by replacing the windows and new insulation are some ways suggested to lower the bill. The committee will discuss and contact them with an answer to what the city can do to help.

The city attorney presented the Johnson Land Report. Resolution 2006-A was approved.

Danny Gillette reported an update to the council on the work the Historical Society is doing to promote the recognition of Hancock County and LaHarpe as historical tourism spots for the President Lincoln tours. A sign and a Lincoln statue will be erected in LaHarpe for recognition of the president's visit many years ago.

A tentative city-wide clean-up date with Jackson Disposal has been set for April 28.

Meetings continue to be held regarding the building on Main Street that is needing to be torn down. They continue to seek a grant for the project.

The motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 8:14 p.m. The next scheduled meeting will be held at the city hall on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Carol Stevens, city clerk