The Washburn City Council heard an update on the city's water improvement project at the council's regularly scheduled meeting on May 29.
Mark Brooks, water and wastewater superintendent, reported that the new well and water tank construction is progressing smoothly. Crews are welding the water tank in stages. Brooks suggested the city install electricity at the site as soon as possible to allow crews to test the new well.
The aldermen voted to pay Barry Electric $3,500 to install electric lines and boxes at the site of the new well. The council also voted to purchase electrical supplies as needed to install electricity for the new well.
In new business, the council reviewed a letter of resignation received from Dave Pendergraft, west ward alderman, on May 21. After a brief discussion, the council accepted Pendergraft's resignation.
Mayor Scott Young stated that he had contacted Staci Day and asked if she would be willing to finish Pendergraft's term. She said she would be willing to serve in the position if the other aldermen approved Young's recommendation.
After a short discussion, Alderman Ray Hayworth made a motion to appoint Day to the vacant alderman seat. Alderman Brian Rose seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved.