August 9th Centre City Council Meeting

Among the topics discussed at the Centre City Council meeting on Tuesday, was the planning of the upcoming 46th Annual Centre Fall Festival.

At the recommendation of Mayor Mark Mansfield, the local Boys Scouts were named Grand Marshal of the fall festival parade, set for Saturday, October 1st.

In other business, the council awarded a $14,500 contract to Scott Curry to complete the Appleton Street bridge project.

Sid Garrett was reappointed to an additional 6-year term on the Centre Planning Commission. “We’re lucky to have him,” said Mayor Mark Mansfield.

Officials agreed to increase the budget for soil testing for ongoing construction of a new city pool by $8,800, in addition to the $6,200 already spent, for a total of $15,000.

The council approved Fire Chief Jeremy Lee’s request to spend $1,291 for an EMT certification class, as well as $308.27 from grant monies for two first responder bags. Lee said the equipment purchase will allow for each of the department’s trucks to have all the needed items on board.

The council also approved the purchase of skid steer forks for the Street Department at a cost of $1,000 from Foothills Tractor and Equipment, which submitted the lowest of four bids.

City Attorney AL Shumaker was authorized to obtain a quick claim deed for South King Street, completing the process of vacating the street.

The position of full-time Parks and Recreation Laborer (Grade 2) was changed to Parks and Recreation Assistant (Grade 3).

The next regular meeting of the Centre City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd, at 5pm, following a 4pm planning session at the Centre Community Center located at 635 Armory Road.

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