Aberdeen council welcomes employee

Mayor Morgan Anderson introduced Jason Scherer to the Aberdeen City Council during their meeting Tuesday, March 12. Scherer joined the City of Aberdeen workforce working with Richard Mayer and the rest of the city crew. The council members welcomed him to Aberdeen.

Council members attending the meeting were Craig Wampler, Larry Barrett, Brian Schneider, Mary Leisy and Katherine O’Brien. Lisa Pankau was excused due to illness. Police Chief Dan Acevedo, City Clerk Linda Balls and Richard Mayer were also in attendance.

The minutes were read and approved.

There was no new business so Anderson asked for council member reports from the departments.

Golf Course

Brian Schneider told the council that Hazard Creek Golf Course would open later this month. Brian Beck, manager of the golf course started mowing this week. Beck told Schneider that the rates would stay the same.

Airport/Safe Routes to School

Mary Leisy said they were sorting out some financial issues with the FAA concerning the airport. Upcoming, they will have a conference call about Safe Routes to School and will be joining with the council for the call. They have also applied for an IFFT grant.

Waste Water

Craig Wampler had a meeting concerning the waste water plant. He told the council the project is coming together with one new building up, outside walls for the Hi-fast system in and the clarifier project about half way completed.

Planning and Zoning

Larry Barrett told the council the planning and zoning committee was a member short. Anyone interested in serving on the P&Z committee should contact Jay Jackman or Larry Barrett. Barrett mentioned the new logos on the police cars.

Miscellaneous

Mayor Anderson told the council he had passed the question about chickens on to planning and zoning for recommendations. Anderson has been following the legislature in regards to the personal property tax bill. It is at the hearing stage in the legislature. If it passes, it could mean a significant drop in funding for the city.

He asked Richard Mayer about the gravel that had been hauled in. Mayer replied that part was to refurnish the depleted on-hand supply, but also some to gravel some roads. Anderson asked Mayer for his recommendations in regard to which roads should be graveled.

Anderson again mentioned the need to replace the bridge by the Experiment Station. He said the first step would be getting a blueprint of the bridge.

The city is grateful for the donations for new trees at the city park.

Dan Acevedo told the council he is working with the engineer on the U-V system.

Chief Ray Dalling reported to the council that he would be getting his picture taken with the students who had helped create the logo painted on the side of the police cars. The Tiger emblem is available to others if they desire to have it.

Richard Mayer informed the council that the city crew had been busy tearing down the net at the golf course, had worked at the city park on the trees, repaired signs, hauled gravel and worked on equipment. In the future they will work on well #3 to complete repairs needed, haul more gravel, do some road work, help at the waste water plant, do more equipment work, and continue the tree work at the park.

The bills were approved for paying both the regular bills and Stars & Keller Associates.

The next council meeting will be Tuesday, April 9.

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