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Washburn Council addresses utility and other issues

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Washburn City Council addressed several utility and maintenance issues at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 18.

The Missouri Rural Water Association suggested the city replace the check valve for well #2. The aldermen voted to follow the recommendation.

Although the city had received no bids for its 1970 Chevy dump truck at the beginning of the meeting, Ben Scott offered the aldermen $400 for the vehicle, which needs new brakes. The verbal bid was accepted.

After hearing that the bridge on Second Street is in need of repairs, the council voted to use city personnel and contract labor to complete the repairs.

The aldermen also received an update on a dispute with an apartment owner regarding an unrecorded deposit from December of 2009. The council voted to write off the $50 as neglected bookkeeping.

In other business, the Washburn City Council:

* Heard that the Washburn Civic Association (formerly known as the Washburn Concerned Citizens Organization) will meet at the Washburn City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.

* Accepted the monthly utility report.

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