Purdy City Council eyes summer projects

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Gravel purchased for playground bedding in park

Purdy City Council members have made preparations for summer activities, including work at the city park and scheduling the Purdy Festival.

Aldermen decided to replace the bedding in the park playground with smoothed river rock. Kay Concrete in Monett was the only bidder at $28.50 per ton. Council members chose to buy 44 tons and to have the playground upgraded with the bedding by the seventh annual Purdy Festival, slated for Saturday, July 21.

The festival will again have live entertainment, vendors, a car show and a livestock show. Additional information is available by calling 417-840-0528.

A pre-construction conference with Rosetta Construction for the sewer pipeline to Monett is still pending. City officials anticipated having the meeting within the next two weeks, at which point excavation can begin.

Lonnie Lowery with the public works department reported crews picked up four dumpsters worth of discarded material, making a successful spring clean-up.

City Clerk Debbie Redshaw reported public works crews have held to the schedule of projects for the first time in a significant period. Some water leaks continued to surface which were worked into the repair timetable. New water meters, installed by Utility Services, have now all been installed. The meters have been read remotely by radio signals, some starting as early as February.

The council will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, a special date to avoid conflicts.

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