Purdy city council appoints aldermen

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Purdy City Council appointed two new aldermen and a new city mayor at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 12.

The council appointed Kenneth Real to fill the Ward II alderman's seat that was vacated by Jim Sharman in March.

After Ron Dutra resigned his Ward I alderman's seat, the council appointed Dutra to the open mayor's position, which Robert Moser resigned from in February. Rex Coffey was appointed to fill the remainder of Dutra's term as alderman.

Real, Coffey and Dutra were sworn in by City Clerk Debbie Redshaw.

After the council reviewed the monthly police department report, the aldermen discussed the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force with Cassville Mayor Tracy Holle and Adam Crouch.

The discussion included information on Purdy's participation and commitment of funds to the task force, which could be used to obtain federal grant monies. The alderman took no action regarding the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force's annual membership fees.

In other business, the Purdy City Council:

* Reviewed the monthly public works report.

* Authorized Dave Redshaw to place curb and guttering at 701 Washington St. in Purdy.

* Voted to allow the Purdy First Baptist Church to set off fireworks at its annual Fourth of July celebration, which will be held on July 2 this year.

* Approved an ordinance to opt out of the state sales tax holiday.

* Voted to postpone the cellular phone tower ordinance.

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