Kahoka Council Approves TAP Grant Extension
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By Mike Scott
The Kahoka City Council handled a brief agenda during their Monday, February 13 meeting.
Topping the agenda was the approval of the February 7 bond election results, which will allow the city to borrow up to $8,000,000 to fund a new water treatment plant and transmission main back to Kahoka.
The board also discussed the Bluebird Internet contract, which expires in July.
“We do not need it since we no longer have the cable system,” said Alderman Larry Young. Young asked if there was any revenue to be gained from Bluebird, in the form of franchise fees paid by other utilities.
“The laws have changed several times,” said City Attorney Brett Bozarth. “We can check on the current state of it.”
City Clerk Sandie Hopp asked the board’s permission to send out a lead service line survey with the city bills. Water providers are required by the EPA to inventory all service lines by October 16, 2024, to determine if any are lead. (For more information, visit www.kahokamedia.com and see the full story in the December 14, 2022 issue.)
In other business, the council:
•Approved an ordinance extending the time limit for the MoDOT Transportation Alternatives Program grant to replace sidewalks on the north side of West Main, the west side of North Johnson to Commercial, and part of the south side of Commercial.
•Discussed several telephone/electric poles no longer used by the city, but that have other utilities equipment attached, such as telephone.
•Approved a liquor license for The Gym Bar and Grill.
•Discussed siding on Old City Hall
•Cemetery clean-up with be the first week of April.
•Police Chief Mike Newbold reported to applicants for police officers, but neither has been to the police academy.
•Discussed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clark County School District in closed session.