Kahoka Mayor Announces Fireworks Proclamation
By Mike Scott
Fireworks will be allowed to be discharged within the City of Kahoka for a three-day period in July.
At the Monday, June 8 meeting of the Kahoka Board of Aldermen, Mayor Wayne Blum announced that fireworks would be permitted between 8AM and midnight on July 3 and 4, and from 11AM until midnight on July 5.
Former Clark County Deputy Brian Lewis addressed the council. Lewis, who has been a certified officer for 10 years, stated that he has applied for positions on the police department twice this year. He alleged that Alderman Jeff Wood has prevented him from being considered for a job on the force.
Council members stated that all applications are accepted and reviewed, and that they are trying to avoid a “revolving door” in the police department.
The council discussed changes needed in the city’s liquor ordinance, to reflect the state statute’s language more correctly. At issue is the definition of “malt liquor” and “5% beer”, which have more expensive license requirements.
The council also tabled the approval of this year’s liquor license applications until next week.
In other business, the council
–Approved three building permits. William Dunning Sr. is building a home on East Cedar, Dennis Owen is building a shed at 706 N. montgomery, and Dale McMann is building a garage at 160 Sheridan.
–Approved the purchase of two computers with software from Doty Computers at a cost of $1259 each.
–Approved purchasing mats to prevent utility equipment from cutting up yards while working.
–Approved the low bid of $2933 from Ramsey Heating and Air to install air conditioning in the cable building.
–Discussed a request to move the Drivers’ License testing into old City Hall.
–Alderman Jerry Webber proposed that city employees be given a family pool pass as part of their benefits package. The board will consider the issue at a future meeting.
–Alderman Curtis Mack reported that a new rules sign is posted at the pool. He also noted that 10 new chair were donated, and that the city is still pursuing grants to create more shade.
–Jim Sherwood reported that the final grading and seeding on the sewer line extention project east of Kahoka is complete.
–Police Chief Bill Conger reported 103 calls for service. Conger also noted that the time the council had given Rick Davis to clean up his property of dog waste had expired. The board instructed City Attorney Rick Roberts to file a civil action to abate the nuisance.
The council will have a public meeting next Monday to discuss a new dog ordinance for the City of Kahoka. That meeting will be at 6:30PM at City Hall.