Grand Rivers City Council meeting held

Pat Thomann, LL Editor

Grand Rivers City Council meeting held

The regular meeting of the Grand Rivers City Council was held on Tuesday April 8, 2014. The minutes from the March 11, 2014 regular City Council meeting were reviewed and a motion was made by mark Sunderman to approve the minutes and was second by Bud Hunt. All members were in favor of approving the minutes.

A review and approval of the financial reports for the period ending March 31 2014 was made. A motion was made by Pat Gorbett to approve the reports and was second by Mark Sunderman.

In the first order of business, Dan Sills who is the Chairman of the Calvert City Rural Water District, approach the council to discuss the city’s waste collection. Mr. Sills informed the council that Madisonville Disposal had filed for bankruptcy affective April 15th. On behalf of Waste Path Management, Mr. Sills asked for the Council’s approval to finish out the contract Madisonville Disposal has with the City of Grand Rivers for their waste collection.

Discussion was made among the council members and Pat Gorbett made a motion to allow Waste Path Management to provide services for the city until the present contract is up, the motion was second by Frank Buchanan with all council members in favor.

In other city business, the council discussed the progress on the new Sewer Plant Project. Sealed bids received to complete the work will be opened on April 30th. Property issues have been cleared up and work can begin as soon as bids are awarded.

The painting of the Grand Rivers water tank will begin soon. The City is in the process of securing financing which could include much needed water line replacements in the Lake City area. Grand Rivers Water Manager, Jeff Deweese told Council members that no rate increase will be necessary to replace the lines. “I like to use people’s money in a smart way that is cost efficient and not wasteful,” said Mayor Tom Moodie. The city will actually be saving money in the long run because of the loss of water going through the present lines.

Mayor Moodie informed the Council that repairs and cleanup have been made to the city’s restrooms outside Badgett Theater. During the winter months vandals had broken into the restrooms and caused damage and a big mess for the city to deal with.

After all business was discussed a motion was made by Diane Bingham to adjourn and was second by Mark Sunderman.

The next regular scheduled meeting of the City Council will be held in the Grand Rivers City Hall on Tuesday May 13 2014 at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcomed to attend.