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Hawkins City Council- 5-23-09

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Hawkins City Council
Dump site bid rejected;
Three councilmen sworn

Meeting in regular session, Monday, May 18, the Hawkins City Council rejected a bid for city property formerly used as a dump and swore in three council members elected on May 9.
Council rejected a bid of $2,000 an acre on the former dump site property. The council discussed three complicating factors related to the proposed sale of the property. First, the city attorney advised that the sales contract must require the buyer to assume all liability. Second, the property is in two parcels, one of 2-acres and one of .58 acres. There appears to be a problem with a missing deed record on the purchase of the .58 acre tract. And, third, an adjacent land owner has protested the sale, claiming his property is landlocked by the parcel, raising the question of access. The council also questioned if the transaction would require a survey.
Newly-elected council member Harold Coquat was sworn by City Secretary Janis Smith along with two incumbents, Clara Kay and Dwayne Hickey, as a result of the May 9 city election.
Mayor Sam Bradley reported the city's maintenance department replaced the engine on one of the city's mowers at a cost of $3,972 and a savings of $10,000-to-$15,000.
Mosquito spraying has been completed throughout much of the city and the remainder is scheduled in the next week or so. The City of Hawkins has again entered into a contract with the City of Big Sandy for the work. Hawkins is paying $15.00 per hour and the cost of the chemicals plus 10 percent to cover equipment.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Hawkins City Council is scheduled for Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. A special meeting of the council can be called with 72 hours public notice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 14:35  

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