PARSONS – Parsons City Council Water Committee Chairperson Tim Auvil announced last Tuesday that water lines on St. Johns and Homewood Streets will be replaced with remaining funds from the Water System Improvements Project. Auvil said the replacement of the lines is necessary because of their age and the frequency of work put into those areas.
Council members approved allowing Tucker County High School Homecoming Committee to use city streets Friday for the Homecoming Parade. The group also set the Christmas Parade for 6 p.m. Dec. 13. The theme for the event is a small city with a big heart Christmas Parade.
Parsons City Administrator/Treasurer Jason Myers sent a note to Council Members telling them he is moving his office to the former Sheriff’s Office.
“This office will provide me privacy to perform tasks without unnecessary interruptions,” Myers said.
Mayor Dorothy Judy said she had been encouraging Myers to move his office for a while.
“It is impossible for them to get work done there,” Judy said. “It’s not that we want to keep them away from people, but he and Carol cannot get work done when there is someone in there for two or three hours. People can easily make an appointment, and he will be available for emergencies. I think this will help them get their work completed.”
Auvil said there were issues with telemetry because AT&T switched from 3G service to 4G.
“Our modems are 2G and are compatible only to running up to 3G, therefore, we have to upgrade our equipment,” Auvil said. “AT&T did not let Trumbold Equipment know they were changing. The upgrades were to cost $700 each site, but we got them talked down to half price per site. Originally, it was going to cost us $5,000.”
The next regular meeting of the Parsons City Council is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept 23.