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Passage Of Resolutions Mark City Council Meeting

The passage of resolutions and bills marked the Sept. 15 meeting of the Holden City Council.

Before the Council got into the business portion of the evening, members heard public comments from resident, Cindy Smith.

Smith expressed her dissatisfaction with the body about Project Grad’s consumption permit being pulled from consideration.

Mayor Ray Briscoe responded by citing the Holden R-III School District’s disfavor of it as the reason.

Cricket Hough then spoke to the Council about supporting the Holden Softballers at the City Park, requesting approval of their application for a liquor consumption permit, as did Jeremy Knox. Knox said all proceeds of its use go back to the maintenance, upkeep, and improvements of the City Park ball field. He expressed hope the Council would consider his application.

Next, Mayor Briscoe introduced the new City Attorney. Adam Sommer, will serve in this capacity moving forward.

The Mayor also thanked the Council and all departments for their good work.

Mayor Briscoe discussed recruiting in the Police and Street Department, followed by the need for volunteers for the ( recently held) Truck & Tractor Pull. He also noted the Duck Blind drawing on October 4, and County wide clean up on October 22.
Next up was a series of committee reports.

Councilman Larry Miller addressed Street Department reports and problems with the with equipment and buildings. He also said he was unable to get bids on chip and seal projects due to it being so late in the year and that Vance Brothers were not being able to work within the City’s time frame.

Councilman Allen Mensch reported about Duck Blind drawing changes at the City Lake while Councilwoman Julie Fields followed, reporting the Code Enforcement Officer had given 87 warnings. In addition, she talked about getting the ceiling and air duct cleaned at City Hall and the Police Department. She also discussed getting a liquor consumption permit for the Tractor Pull. City Administrator Sommer advised the City could pass and ordinance rather than vote of a permit, which the Council passed.

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