The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

La Harpe City Council

by Christy Kienast, The Quill

The La Harpe City council met on Monday, October 22, at the La Harpe City hall. The treasurer's report and minutes from the last meeting were accepted and approved.

The city council would like to clarify that it was only helping the group for the Christmas open house get approval for the use of the city park and for approving to pay for the horse and buggy rides.

The city's merchants are in charge of the event. The city is supporting the merchants that want to do it.

The council passed the Christmas parade resolution from 5:30 to 6:30 on Dec. 4th.

Casey's liquor license was up for renewal; this motion was passed.

The city agreed to hire Hydroview out of Burlington, IA, to clean and televise the storm sewer lines and the lift station.

This will cost the city $4000 up front, but they would be reimbursed with grant money. They also want to televise the G Street and Main one block south to 1st Avenue. This would cost $400.

The outside watering ban is still in effect even though we have gotten a nice amount of rain.

The city has never heard one way or another on the CDAP grant.

The original amount of the grant was for $350,000. It has been updated to be able to receive $450,000. The council agreed to have the engineers go ahead and reapply in February when it is due, if it comes to that.

There have been no updates on the housing grant, but Mayor Ken Brown says he doesn't expect to hear anything on this matter until December.

The city is liable for the fence at the sewer plant. The estimate to fix the fence is $6000. The owner of the land has agreed to help with clearing away brush, etc. Mayor Brown will check to see if the estimate is to fix all four sides of the fence. If it is, he will have the front side by the road taken out, to save some money, as it is in good shape. The motion was made and approved.

The council also agreed to pay the $175 to fix the curb on Main Street between 3rd and 4th street, that has been the cause of 3 flat tires.

All council members were present with Danny Gillett, Doug Endres and Christy Kienast present as well.