Washburn discusses public works issues

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Washburn City Council discussed several public works issues at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 20.

Following a discussion on the need for part-time summer contract labor, the aldermen voted to place James Libertus, city utility superintendent, in charge of hiring for summer projects.

The council also discussed the need for attic ventilation at the Washburn City Hall. The aldermen voted to hire Aaron Stewart to gable both ends of the building and install two turbines on top of the roof to improve air flow.

In other business, the Washburn City Council:

* Voted to purchase five manhole rings at a cost of $1,580.

* Heard that a new antenna was placed on the city's emergency siren after the first antenna was stolen. The siren has functioned properly during two practice drills.

* Voted to advertise a used dump truck on Craig's list and with the Missouri Municipal League. Bids will be opened at the next council meeting on July 18.

* Heard that the Washburn Civic Association, which was formerly known as the Washburn Concerned Citizens Committee, will begin meeting quarterly. The next meeting will be held at the city hall at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.

* Accepted the utility report as presented.

* Placed Mayor John Tiedeman in charge of the city's security camera project.

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