Butterfield approves contract

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Butterfield City Council approved a service agreement with Mo-net, Inc., Internet service at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 17.

According to the approved agreement, Mo-net Inc., will be allowed to install equipment on the Butterfield water tower in exchange for providing free Internet service to the Butterfield City Hall and the Butterfield Fire Station. The agreement includes free installation, equipment, service and equipment maintenance.

The aldermen also discussed recent water tests. According to Larry Privett, water and wastewater supervisor, the city's water samples have improved since it stopped using Dawn dish soap to degrease the sewer lift stations. Privett also reported that other products that have been used to degrease the lift stations have not been effective.

Mayor Tony Cope directed Privet to contact the Butterfield Fire Protection District and request the fire district use its high pressure hoses to activate the Dawn dish soap using smaller amounts to degrease the lift stations.

In other business, the Butterfield City Council:

* Directed City Clerk Georgia Wenell to publish a help wanted advertisement for a part-time office assistant.

* Heard that Cope and Wenell will attend the Butterfield Road District meeting to discuss concerns Cedar Street residents have regarding recent road work.

* Received a law enforcement request to include the purchase of a bulletproof vest in the 2009 budget, which will be discussed in December.

* Discussed the proposed building codes.

The Butterfield City Council also held a special closed session meeting on Nov. 24. During the meeting, the aldermen hired Kevin Asbury, of Cassville, as a wastewater employee.

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