The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

City Moves Closer On New Business District

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

Monday evening, the La Harpe City Council met in regular session and passed Public Hearing Resolution #2010-H. It's to be published in this issue of The Quill.

The required public hearing will be November 22nd at 6:45 p.m. at city hall and is a time for the public to ask questions about the Ordinance for the proposed Business District. Keith Moran was present and gave a report on its status and the economic liability to the city. It was explained how a Business District tax will be used to help pay back costs to the city for improvements they have made inside the district to draw new businesses. The City will need a separate account for transactions. Moran will meet with Biodiesel designers tomorrow.

Eric Moe asked a few engineering questions in connection with the access road to the new Dollar General store that will be built in the Business District east of The Annex. Digging for the store is to start within two weeks, it was thought. Dollar General's building is proposed to increase from 4,000 sq. ft. to 9,400 sq.


The Girl Scouts will be putting up Christmas lights in the city park again this year and city workers will be checking that electrical outlets are all working.

The city sold 8 stickers for T.V.s, and 9 stickers for paint cans for the month of October.

The next selling date will be Friday, November 26th , from 3-5 p.m. at city hall. The pick up dates are the first Friday of every month, for T.V.'s, and paint cans, but they must have a sticker on them.

They heard a suggestion to paint the water tower gold with purple letters.

The Councill passed the 2010-11 Levy (Ordinance # 2010-9) and approved Casey's liquor license renewal, along with the minutes, treasurer's report, and paying of bills.

Justin Livingston reported the need for new tires before winter on the city's black squad car.

Aldermen present: Todd Irish, Brian Lovell, Marcia Stiller, Michael Bennett, Vicki Burford, Darrell Kraft, Treasurer-Marcia Neff, City Clerk-Lucretia McPeak, and Mayor-Kenneth Brown.

Also present were: Willo Carpenter, Justin Livingston, Richard Rasmussen, David Little, Dan Gillett, Eric Moe, Keith Moran, Tim Graves, Dessa Rodeffer, and Doug Endres. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.until Nov. 22, at 6:45 p.m. for the Special Hearing, then 7 p.m. for the regular council meeting in the upstairs of City Hall.