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La Harpe City Council

The La Harpe City Council heard April 8, at during their regular meeting at City Hall that funding for the removal of the Y intersection in La Harpe had fallen thru. The new T intersection will hopefully be funded in the mid-summer or sometime into next year.

The state plumbing inspector will be here Wednesday, April 10th, to check out some items that will need to be moved. There is a main that was put in on state property that will need moved. The city has 60 days after the money is let to get it completed. The city is talking with City Engineer Eric Moe from McClure Engineering on this project.

City Water Department employee Tim Graves announced they were finished with installing the first 24 new water meters that were purchase back in January and they seem to be working fine. The council approved to order 24 more.

With a total of 630 water meters to replace, the cost for the project will roughly end up costing $82,000 when it is finished. At this time, the council is still looking for a grant to help offset some of the cost.

Dan Gillett commented on the Hancock County Economic Summit that was held on March 26th in Carthage. Tom Schmidt was the guest speaker. Emphasis in the meeting was on buying local within Hancock County, retaining the people we have and keeping our young folks in the county.

Over 100 people were in attendance for the productive meeting.

Mayor Brown recommended that everyone check out Facebook page: Hancock County Retail Warriors, as it constantly changes with new members and businesses in Hancock County being added almost daily.

A city sidewalk caved in at 2nd street and 3rd avenue. The city got an estimate of $350.00 from MBS Construction to redo 4' x 10' section of sidewalk. Motion was approved to go ahead and have it fixed.

The council and audience was reminded of the Consolidated Election on April 9th.

The resolution for the 2013 Summerfest Parade which will be held on Saturday, July 27th was passed.

A motion to make a donation to the kids games, WCAZ advertising and to the car show was approved.

McDonough County has agreed to bring their machine to La Harpe and help patch the roads hopefully in April.

Spring City-Wide Clean Up will be Friday, May 10th. Look for more information to come later.