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Council members for the city of Blue Mound met on Monday, October 2, for their regular monthly meeting. Discussion on how to proceed with repairing or replacing the water tower was conducted. City Clerk Max Krull informed the council that the city did not receive the grant they applied for. 

It was decided to proceed with fixing the current tower for now, but to start the process for building a new one, and to look at various options on how to proceed.

Council members also discussed a lower water contract with Public Wholesale Water Supply District #13. Council agreed that they would need to discuss things further with PWWSD #13 and Bourbon County RWD #4, to learn more about the contracts, costs, etc. 

The city of Blue Mound has a current water usage of 12-13 thousand gallons per day; a rate below the minimum monthly usage amount on the current contract. This means the city is currently paying for water they don’t use. Krull noted that the new contract has a maximum usage, but not a minimum usage amount. 

No action on the contract renewal was taken.

In new business, council members discussed the condition of three garages in town that are in various states of serious disrepair. The location of the garages and their deteriorating conditions will soon lead to possible issues with power lines and alleyway access. 

It was noted by various members of the council that the owners of the properties in question do not have the financial means to remove the structures. It was suggested that the city would talk to the owners, and ask if they would be willing for the city to help with the demolition and removal. 

If the city receives permission, they will go to the county and ask for waivers for tipping fees, and will also find an individual to dismantle the structures.

The city would then work out a payment plan for the property owners.

In other business, Krull informed council members of an electricity grant available that is due in December that he would apply for.

During the course of the meeting, council members approved the following items: minutes of the previous meeting and payment of bills in the amount of $28,805.43.

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