The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

La Harpe City Council

by Christy Kienast, The Quill

The La Harpe City Council met on Monday, January 12th at the La Harpe City Hall. Dan Gillett gave the council an update on the Hometown Teams/Smithsonian Exhibit that was in Carthage recently.

The exhibit, which consists of 8 foot panels depicting past sporting events in the nine largest towns in Hancock County, will be traveling to various towns in the county during special events.

The exhibit will be displayed at the La Harpe American Legion during Summerfest on July 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

The entire project of the nine exhibits cost about $12,000 with $8000 of that bill still to be collected. The city council agreed to pay $500 toward the project.

Councilman Darrell Kraft thanked Gillett and everyone who put the exhibit together, saying he felt it was one of the best ones there.

The city park is in need of snow removal for the rest of the winter. The city workers will be getting estimates for the removal of the snow on the city park's sidewalks as well as for those through the business district on Main Street.

The police department is looking into buying personal video cameras for the officers to record anything that happens between them and the person they are speaking to. The cost is under $250 per camera.

Mayor Kenny Brown will be attending a mayors' meeting this week. The group will be looking for grants for communities. Mayor Brown is also working to get a grant for new storm sirens for the city.

A motion was passed to sign the contract with McClure Engineering for miscellaneous work to be done for the city.

The next city council meeting will be Monday, January 26th at the La Harpe City Hall at 7:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.