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Council Approves Appointment; Discusses City-Wide Clean-Up Options

It was a full agenda for the Holden City Council at it’s May 10 meeting after completing its first month of operation since the April elections.

Up first was a discussion about Mayor Ray Briscoe’s appointment of Forrest Brillhart to fill the remainder of the Ward 1 Councilman’s term previously held by Robin Watkins.

The post, from which Watkins resigned shortly after the election, has one year remaining.

The Mayor noted the appointment was particularly difficult to make as all candidates for the position were well qualified.

After a motion to approve the appointment was made by Councilwoman Carol Mallory, and seconded by Councilman Larry Miller, the measure was unanimously approved by all members.

Additional appointments unanimously approved were: Kim Holger to the Board of Public Works; and Cricket Hough and Amy Cody to the Parks & Recreation Board.

Another motion approved was splitting the cost of the Fourth Of July fireworks show with the Holden Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor Briscoe said in the past the amount was approximately $1,500.

That received full support from council members.

The next topic concerned the annual City-Wide Clean-Up.

Mayor Briscoe said he, along with City Clerk Celeste Malcolm and City Treasurer Trista Plowman had been researching companies to provide door-to-door trash service for the service.

There was discussion about canceling the clean-up, having it later in the year, among other options.

Mayor Briscoe noted he was scheduled for a meeting with a local vendor May 11, but that was later postponed.

Currently, the research for the clean-up continue.

The agenda then turned to the hay and mowing at the City Park’s 20 acres and the City Lake.


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