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Hawkins City Council

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 Champion EMS signs new 5-year rental contract at VFD
By JOHN SPARKS

Meeting in regular session, Monday, February 16, the Hawkins City Council approved a new five-year contract with Champion EMS for rental of vehicle and crew accomodations at the Hawkins Fire Department and discussed the process for repairing storm damage to the building housing the Hawkins Police Department. The administration also announced May 2 as citywide clean-up day.
Champion EMS and the city have signed a new lease agreement to house a vehicle and crew at the Hawkins Volunteer Fire Department building. Champion will pay $450 per month for the term of the contract.
Temporary repairs have been made to the building housing the Hawkins Police Department by the city's maintenance department, but permanent repairs have been delayed because the city has been unable to schedule a visit by an insurance adjuster. Additional temporary repairs may have to be made.
Mayor Sam Bradley said Saturday, May 2 is slated for the citywide clean up day in cooperation with the city's trash collection service. Dumpsters will be available at the city yard on SH-14 for the disposal of large items and bulk waste. More information will be made available to citizens as the date approaches.
Council approved an interlocal agreement with the Office of Wood County Tax Assessor/Collector for tax services. Cost to the city for this year's service is $7,796. Also approved was the rental of handicapped voting equipment from the Wood County Elections Administrator for the May city election.
Mayor Sam Bradley reported the city's water system is in compliance with state and federal requirements for heavy metals-copper, lead and zinc. Bradley also indicated that Wood County Electric Cooperative has advised the city of an increase in electrical rates for water pump stations totaling $309 per month. Some private residences in Hawkins served by WCEC will also be subject to rate increases.
In other action, the council heard a report on the ethnicity of persons involved in traffic stops by Chief Voda. The federal government requires such a report annually.
Council also approved a contract with Wood County for the operation of the library. The county raised its payment to the budget of the library from $5,000 to $7,000 this year.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hawkins City Council is scheduled for Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. A special meeting of the council can be called with 72 hours public notice.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2009 16:56  

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