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Council Hears Of Headstones, Parks, Water, Clean-up, Car Show and more...

by Christy Kienast , The Quill

The La Harpe City Council August 12th Meeting.

Danny Gillett told the La Harpe City Council members that he and city employee Wayne Humphrey have finished putting markers on thirty headstones that needed attention on the East side of the cement ravine at the West Entrance of the La Harpe City Cemetery. Gillett also said that Lacky Monuments of Galesburg, was to start repair work on the headstones on Tuesday morning the 13th.

Eric Moe told the council that the sanitary sewer study was accepted by Rural Development. The intersection project will be bid next Spring.

A motion was approved to pay for the horse and wagon for the Second Annual La Harpe Country Christmas, set for Tuesday, December 3rd. A motion was approved to extend the parade route east one more block on Main Street and turn south on East 1st Avenue.

The Council was asked if the Girl Scout Annual Haunted House could be put on the city's insurance. Mayor Brown will have it checked into.

Council member Marcia Stiller thanked the council and the city's workers for fixing up the shelter house and said said how nice it looked.

Bids were opened to take down two trees, one along the street in front of the American Legion and one in the park next to the Veterans Memorial and to also take out an existing stump in the park. Josh Weaver of La Harpe was awarded the job with the lowest bid.

School starts on August 20th, and Darrell Kraft will contact the counselors at the high school for a new candidates for the new high student council member. A thank you was read from Rachel Clayton for allowing her to be a part of the council this past year and for everything she learned.

A Sewer CD was cashed in order to get $15,000 for the Sewer Study, the remaining balance of $8,000 was put in the Sewer Fund.

Several letters have been sent out, tickets have been issued, and places in town have been cleaned up regarding weeds, trash, etc. There are several places that have been cleaned up and are being cleaned up.

The Dallas City Rural Water line on the East side of town will be hooked up soon, according to Tim Graves, La Harpe Water Supt.

A motion was passed to add a new park bench in the La Harpe City Park. It will be placed next to the high school cornerstones, and will match the other benches that are near the playgrounds and bandstand.

Mayor Brown thanked everyone who helped with the success of the 15th Annual La Harpe Classic Car Show and Reunion. This year's show had 304 entries.

The council met Monday, August 12th with all members present. The next council meeting will be this coming Monday, August 26. All meetings are open meetings and the public is invited to attend. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.