Seligman approves library improvement project

Friday, July 29, 2011

On July 11, the Seligman City Council voted to use capital improvement funds to complete a library improvement project.

The aldermen received a $5,200 estimate from Dan See for the project. Plans include repainting the facility's floor and walls and spray painting all of the library shelves. The furniture and computer area will also be improved.

The library will be closed July 24 through Aug. 1 to complete the upgrades. The facility will reopen on Aug. 2.

The Seligman Library will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday during the remainder of the summer.

Police Chief Randy Kalbaugh reported that an anonymous donor provided the police department with a $500 monetary gift to purchase audio and video recorders that will be worn on officer uniforms. The donor hopes the equipment will provide accurate information about traffic stops and police calls. Officers will be required to have the equipment on during all citizen contact situations.

Kalbaugh also reported that one of the department's reserve officers has volunteered to begin working Saturday and Sunday to provide the city with full service on the weekends.

In other business, the Seligman City Council:

* Received the Missouri Association of Adult, Continuing and Community Education (MAACE) Award of Merit from Chris Roberts, Crowder College AEL director, and Janet Ballard, Seligman GED instructor.

* Approved the purchase of three start kits for the city's Flygt pumps at a total cost of $1,107.

* Reviewed the June code enforcement report, which gave information on several dog issues.

* Heard that the city's adult education program will resume on Aug. 22. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays in the fall. Over 60 students have earned their GEDs through the program so far.

* Received a report on an annexation issue.

* Hired Terry (Clint) Foster as a part-time maintenance employee. He will be paid minimum wage, and employment is contingent on a clean background check and drug screening.

*Heard that Alderman Latisha Pippin will attend the Municipal Officers Training Workshop in Springfield on July 28. The city will cover fees for the training.

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