A public hearing was held on an ordinance vacating, abandoning, and annulling a section of Mohn St. The section of the street is approximately 40 feet in width and runs for a distance of 105 feet to the Black Fork River. The section is adjacent to lots one and two in Rudy Addition on Pennsylvania Avenue. The section of the street is no longer a public way or street.
“This is really the only reason we had to have the meeting tonight, or we would have cancelled,” City Administrator Jason Myers said. “We had to hold the meeting tonight to do this.
Council Members Samuel Blosser, Bruce Kolson, and Mayor Dorothy Judy physically attended the meeting. Council Members Timothy Auvil and David Greenlief attended the meeting by phone. Thus, the meeting met the appropriate quorum.
The Council motioned to purchase lights as part of the Mill Race Park Improvement Project for $50,364.
A $21,911.24 invoice was paid. CI Thornburg Company provided a $2,450 quote for the annual support for the automatic water meter reading support.
The installation of the new pump at the raw water station faced some difficulties. “The newly rebuilt pump is only pumping 400 gallons a minute, that’s what is was pumping when we sent it off,” Myers said. “It was just lucky that they were there, because they did find a short in the other motor. That problem has been fixed.”
Newly hired Partrolman Travis Roberts began taking EMS dispatchers on ride alongs.
Other updates included a report from Myers that the White Gables property purchase agreement was sent out. All the city streetlights were fixed, including the dimmer lights on First Street.
The Council noted that the Davisson Brothers concert held at Mill Race Park was a success. The band commented they are looking forward to coming back next year.
The Council proclaimed the first full week of September as payroll week. Parsons fall cleanup is scheduled for the week of October 15.
The next Parsons City Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.