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Council Hears Headstone Repairs Are Complete; New Bench Ordered.

by: Christy Kienast, The Quill

An update on the repair work on the headstones at the La Harpe Ciyt Cemetery was given Monday evening at City Hall during the La Harpe City Council meeting (August 26)

Dan Gillett said, "The work was completed last week by Lacky Monuments.

Gillet said that initially 30 smaller headstones flagged to be fixed, but the crew of 5 men were able to fix quite a few of the bigger ones that were in sad shape as well, including one of the old stones that looks like an old tree stump.

The group from Lacky's hopes to be able to do this project again in a year or two, Gillett said.

A special guest, Boy Scout Will Geissler came to visit and earn a badge for Boy Scouts.

It was announced that La Harpe's Fall City-Wide Clean-Up will be Friday, October 11th. Mayor Brown will contact Jackson Disposal on the handling of the trash cans and the recycle bins by their employees.

One of the pine trees at the city park, by the Veterans monument, needs to be replaced, and it was reported to be at a cost of $220-$250.

The Council is also, entertaining estimates, for a new backboard for the basketball hoop.

The new bench for the park has been ordered and they are working with Bob Shutwell on the cornerstone from the old school.

La Harpe resident Clinton Sears asked the council to raise the fees for nuisance tickets. He feels this will help the people who receive them pay more attention to their barking dogs.

The next La Harpe City Council meeting will be Monday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the La Harpe City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.