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La Harpe Council Meeting Moves Meeting To Feb. 5th

by Dessa Rodeffer, The Quill

It was a short one hour and eighteen minute meeting of the La Harpe City Council Monday evening at the La Harpe City Hall on Main Street. Mayor Kat Hasten called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with all the council present.

After discussion on the "Due Process Issue and Sending Out Late Payment Water Bill Shut Off Notices", it was left that the Water Department would send shut-off notices to customers who owed $100.00 or more on their water bills, if they are late paying them.

There was much discussion on RB's Pitstop being open for a Coyote Hunt event February 18th. A motion was made but was voted down with a 5 to 1 vote, with Clover, Burford, Olson, Shnum Wisslead voting no and Covert voting yes. The bar did not want to be open for the Superbowl.

It was reported that Daniel Carpenter passed his Class B license and will be paid according to his contract with the City.

There will be a Joint Committee meeting at La Harpe City Hall on January 29th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Employees' insurance, and for the $35,000.00 monthly Engineering payment.

The StarComm radio/radios will stay on the agenda for more information on the issue.

In Clerk Lucretia McPeak's report of motions during the meeting she reports the following motions made and approved:

¥Changing the 1st council meeting date to February 5th, instead of February 12th,

¥Paying Expenses for Kenny Foster's full-time Officer Training in March,

¥Agreement- re: the ESA between IMEG (formely McClure) and the City of La Harpe for the Water system improvements as approved through the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER),

¥Treasurer's report and pay bills.

The Regular meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m. by council vote with the next scheduled meetin set For February 5, at 7:00 p.m. at La Harpe City Hall.

Clerk Lucretia McPeak reports that answering roll call were:

Council members Dave Clover, Jerry Burford, Ryan Olson, Randy Shumaker, Greg Wisslead, Brian Covert, and Treasurer Crystal Graves, Mayor Katherine "Kat" Hasten and City Clerk Lucretia McPeak.

Also present were City Engineer Eric Moe, Dan Gillett, City Attorney Christopher Scholz of Quincy, City Employees: Tim Graves and Monalisa Graves, Kenny Foster, Larry Finch, Trevor Finch, and Marlie Burt and Max Owsley.