Planning and reports were among the topics addressed when the Holden City Council met Jan. 19.
After approval of 12/13/2022 regular City Council meeting minutes and 1/10/2023 special City Council meeting minutes and appropriations, Mayor Ray Briscoe gave a few opening comments.
He noted items which were declared surplus and auctioned off with net proceeds totaling $22,825 which was reinvested into a new pothole patcher.
He then discussed the Evergy staging area lease, discussions with Charter Spectrum coming to the city limits and the likelihood of some residents being able to subscribe to their fiber services.
In addition, he said preparation for the 2023-24 budget was underway with the departments and capital outlay and master plans for the city lake, buildings, street maintenance and IT infrastructure being reviewed and planned. He also stated that ordinance compliance and codes enforcement would continue to be done to promote harmony within the city.
The Mayor then turned to reports from the various departments.
• Fire Chief Mike Wakeman discussed repairs to truck 211 consisting of valves and gauges being fixed and was back in-service; truck 212 needs pump valve, but that the leak was nonlimiting to the air brake and other needs were more in immediate repair status. Wakeman said the budget is in good shape due to procedural changes…
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