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The Mound City Council began their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1, with Christy Nickelson speaking to the council about the Linn County C.A.R.E.S. (Community Action and Resources Education Services) committee and an event to be held on Aug. 15, 2023, during the Jayhawk Linn School District Open House. (See related article in this edition.)

Council approved the minutes for the regular July meeting and then approved the minutes of a special meeting held on July 10, 2023. 

Council approved paying the bills in the amount of $71,504.10 on a 5-0 vote.

Council then set the agenda for that evening’s meeting with the addition of setting a special meeting date for the condemnation of 102 N. 1st Street and the discussion of dogs running at large. 

Council discussed the bids for HVAC systems at City Hall and then opted to table those discussions.

Council member Fanchion Shadden moved to approve Ordinance No. 594 pertaining to court costs.  The motion was seconded and approved on a 5-0 vote.

Council approved a motion to accept the asphalt bid from Killough Construction in the amount of $126,476.00. The motion carried on a 5-0 vote.

At the request of Renee Slinkard the council approved a proclamation for the Daughters of The American Revolution declaring Sept. 17-23, 2023, as Constitution week.

Council set the citywide garage sale dates for Sept. 1-2.

Council discussed allowing Scott Mitchell to dump waste water into the lagoons; however, it was determined that no decision would be made until an answer was given from Sugar Valley on whether they will continue using the lagoons to dump waste water.

Council member Shayna Lamb moved to set a special meeting for the condemnation of 102 N. 1st Street on Aug. 16, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. The motion was seconded and carried on a 5-0 vote.


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