The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

La Harpe City Council Busy

by Christy Kienast-The Quill

The La Harpe City Council agreed to pass a 2% raise for all their city employees which is effective July 1, 2014.

Council members made the decision at their regular meeting on Monday, June 23. After opening the meeting at 7:00 p.m, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and approving the treasurer s report and the June 14th minutes, the board continued discussions.

City employees are trying to patch the alley between the post office and the city hall.

The Nicor Franchise Renewal was passed. A question was asked whether it would be possible to extend a line out to the reservoir for the water treatment plant for natural gas instead of buying LP. This would save some money and will be looked into.

Delinquent Water Bills

Letters are being sent out again for delinquent water bills.

City Park

The bid for the mowing of the City Park will be given to the next bidder. The contract for the next bid, was approved with the exception of, there is to be no spraying in the city park.

Josh Palmer Memorial Ride

The park will be mowed in time for the Joshua Palmer Memorial Ride which is this weekend, June 28th. Registration and activities will be in the park with a donation meal being served after the ride at the Masonic Lodge.

There is a person interested in starting a group for a fundraising effort to get new playground equipment in the park.

The council is interested in possibly getting a Farmer s Market together for the city.

City Budget

The budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was passed.

Council Moves The

July 28th Meeting

The city council meeting on July 28th will be moved to the La Harpe Senior Center with the Hancock County Developmental Director Dustin Berg in attendance.

In other business the board:

The city council will meet a gain on Monday, July 14th at the La Harpe City Hall at 7:00 p.m.. The public is invited to attend these open meetings.