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La Harpe City Council Meets

by Christy Kienast, The Quill

The La Harpe City Council came to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday May 9 for their regular meeting.

Everyone present included all council members Mayor Ken Brown, Council Members Todd Irish, Brian Lovell, Marcia Stiller, Michael Bennett, Vicki Burford, Darrell Kraft, City Clerk -Lucretia McPeak, and Treasurer-Marcia Neff.

Also present were Willo Carpenter, Daniel Carpenter, Tim Graves, Wayne Humphrey, Linda Thompson, Dan Gillett, Eric Moe, City Attorney Dick Rasmussen, David Little, Police Chief Justin Livingston, Virginia Gleason, Barb Berlet and Christy Kienast.

In old business the council heard:

The board adjourned the old council, then swore in the new council (which they all retained their seats).

In new business, it was brought to the attention of the council how bad the grounds at the cemetery looked last week. Barb Berlet and Virginia Gleason expressed their concern for this issue.

The Council made it known that Linda Thompsons' contract states she is to start mowing in May and if need be they will look into possibly changing that to starting earlier in the future.

Linda expressed her sincere apology and said she will make sure it looks better in the future.

In other news, the painting for the water tower has been delayed due to the use of the antennas for the school.

The antennas need to be removed in order to sandblast the water tower.

Police Chief Justin Livingston asked about acquiring a new squad car for the town. The Chevrolet Impala has 128,500 miles on it and has recently been serviced several times. It is a 2004 and was put into service in 2005. The council will look into prices of a new/used car.

The council congratulated David Little on the recent acquiring of his CDL license.

Regular meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

The next scheduled regular council meeting will be May 23, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.