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Need Insurance If You Maintain Your Own Plots

The La Harpe City Council met for their regular meeting April 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Linda Johnson was present to explain that some individuals maintain there own cemetery plots, therefore, they don't always remove their ornaments for cemetery clean up.

The council is concerned that such individuals might need to carry insurance in case of an accidental mishap to a surrounding head stone or ornamentation.

These individuals could be held responsible for damage to surrounding property.

Eric Moe was present to discuss the sewer/water main replacement system. The city has been denied twice for grant money.

The community profile has been updated, and is good for another year.

Slow moving vehicles, such as, mini trucks have been an issue, but Senator Sullivan passed a law that such vehicles are permitted on side streets as long as they comply with the regulations set for them.

It was brought to the council's attention of bike riders on the sidewalk in the main street business blocks. It is in the Ordinance that "No person shall operate any bicycle upon the sidewalk either on the north or south side of Main Street between the west line of Second Street and the east line of A Street. This Ordinance was passed 9-10-57.

T.V. stickers, and paint can stickers will be sold at city hall on Friday, May 27th, from 3-4 pm. As a reminder-T.V.s and paint cans will be picked up with the regular garbage on the first Friday of every month, but they must have a sticker on them.

City wide clean-up is Friday, May 20th.

Tim Graves asked the council to help with replacing 72 feet of sidewalk in front of his property at 206 North 2nd Street. The council maintains they will pay for cement after they see an estimate if Graves does the labor.

Darrell Kraft thanked the council and all involved on behalf of the La Harpe Davier Health Care Center for their help with the 4th annual Open House/Cookout. It was a big hit, he said.

Regular meeting adjourned at 8:03 pm.

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

Also present were: Tim Graves, David Little, Willo Carpenter, Daniel Carpenter, Wayne Humphrey, Justin Livingston, Eric Moe, Richard Rasmussen, Linda Johnson, Christy Kienast, Dan Gillett, and Doug Endres.

Motions were made and carried to approve and accept the March minutes, and the treasurer's report, and to pay all bills.

The next scheduled regular council meeting will be April 25, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

[-from the report submitted by La Harpe City Clerk Lucretia McPeak and report of Christy Kienast, The Quill.]