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Council Passes Water Rate Ordinance

by Christy Kienast, The Quill

The La Harpe City Council met on Monday, April 14th, at the La Harpe City hall.

Police Chief Justin Livingston informed the council that the cameras have been installed in both La Harpe police vehicles. The headlights were burning out quite often in the Impala, Jerry Burford owner of Gasoline Alley, replaced electrical plugs on headlights.

The Palmer Memorial Ride will be on Saturday, June 28th this year. The location this year has been changed. It is usually held at the Annex, but this year the ride will be held at the Masonic Lodge.

Registration will be at the City Park. South Center street from the highway to first avenue will be blocked off as well as half the street on A street from the highway to first avenue.

The council voted to pass the ordinance pertaining to the water rates. Water rates will change on May 1st, beginning with your June bill. The council also voted to pass the ordinance regarding the police officers serving papers and charging a $25 fee.

City Attorney Kurt Dittmer will begin work on a newsletter about the city. He asked each alderman to write a short paragraph about themselves and their concerns about the city.

A bid was presented to the city to repair a storm sewer at the Christian Church, coming in at $1500 from Mark Stokke. Digging will be done by the city.

IDOT ok'd the intersection proposals. Cemetery is looking good.

Alderman Mike Bennett was absent and guests at the meeting included Justin Livingston, David Little, Dan Gillett, Tim Graves, Kurt Dittmer, Doug Endress and Christy Kienast.