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La Harpe City Council Holds Final Session With Mayor Brown

by Christy Kienast - The Quill

The La Harpe City Council met Monday, April 27th at the City Hall, its last full meeting with its current members including Mayor Kenny Brown.

All council members were present along with Dan Gillett, Doug Endres, Amy Palmer, David Mershon, Ryan Kienast and Christy Kienast.

Mayor Kenny Brown opened the meeting.

Dan Gillett told the council that the chimney on the historical society is losing more bricks and needs repaired as soon as possible.

Councilman Todd Irish said he had talked to the businessman responsible for doing the work on the city hall. The first part of the job was supposed to be done last fall and still hasn't been started yet. The fiscal year ends this Thursday, April 30th. Twenty percent of the project has been paid for already. The council will have a local contractor give an estimate on fixing the chimney on the historical society building.

May 8th is La Harpe City-Wide Clean-Up. May 7th is the next supervisors' meeting at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. Delinquent water bills will be mailed Wednesday or Thursday this week. The shutoff date will be 15 days later for those delinquent water customers.

It was brought up that the apartments behind the senior center have never been charged a water deposit, and people move in and out all the time. The water is never shut off and someone else moves in.

In other business it was reported:

National Nursing Home Week begins May 10th.

On Monday, May 11th at 1:30 p.m. the Mayor will give the Proclamation to proclaim National Nursing Home Week in La Harpe. On May 14th, the community fiesta, commencing Nursing Home Week, will be at La Harpe Davier Health Care Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The work toward acquiring the single family housing grant, is coming along. The area designated is "the southwest part of town."

The next meeting of the La Harpe City Council will be Monday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the La Harpe City Hall. This will be the seating of the new La Harpe City Council.