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City-Wide Clean Up May 8th Mausoleum Responsibility,Finally Put to Rest

by Christy Kienast - The Quill

The La Harpe City Council met on Monday, February 9th.

The old business on the mausoleum was finally put to rest. After Attorney Dittmer researched at the courthouse, it was found the final resolution stated "The Rest Haven Abbey Cemetery Assoc. is dissolved and all the assets have been transferred to the BOARD OF CEMETERY TRUSTEES OF CARTHAGE TOWNSHIP, HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS" certified the 15th day of May, 1968.

Therefore, the City of La Harpe seems to have no legal responsibility to repair the mausoleum.

A resolution was passed to accept the Annual Report on the Johnson Trust, and to retain the services of Kurt Dittmer as Farm Manager.

May 8th will be City-Wide Clean-up.

Councilman Marsha Stiller asked for a Supervisors meeting on March 5th to discuss short and long-term budget goals. (Supervisors are the heads of the street, water, and police departments.)

Todd Irish made a motion to donate $425 to the La Harpe Classic Car Show. All approved.

A motion was passed to apply for the Water Main Grant one more time. It was reported that the charges for the grant process this time will cost no more than the $200 fee that it will cost W.I.R.C, and the La Harpe City Engineer Eric Moe will not charge the city anything.

Mayor Kenny Brown told the council and the crowd about the meeting of the "LOVE LA HARPE" Mapping group that he and council woman Marsha Stiller attended last week.

He encouraged the crowd and the council members to attend the next mapping meeting (which was February 10th).

Mayor Brown is beginning the transition for a new Mayor and City Council.

Mayor Brown is stepping down after the April election along with three council members - Mike Bennett, Brian Lovel, and Todd Irish.

At roll call, all members of the La Harpe City Council were present as well as Dan Gillett, Doug Endres, Justin Livingston, Wayne Humphrey, Kurt Dittmer, David Little, Ryan Kienast and Christy Kienast.

The next City Council meeting will be February 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Mayor Brown encouraged the public to attend the February 23rd meeting.