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Hoisington receives grant

POSTED April 16, 2012 8:05 p.m.
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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council accepted by consensus  a hazard mitigation grant  to digitize mapping of the electric utility as a part of its regular meeting last week. The mapping project will cost $17,380.35 of which the grant from FEMA pays 70 percent. The city will pick up the remaining cost.
Currently, a hard copy is kept at the city offices. City Manager Jonathan Mitchell explained that in the event of a disaster, the process of reestablishing the utility would be faster than checking the hard copy.
Also, a digital copy would be easier to update with upgrades and changes, as well as locates during construction.
In other business, the council held a show cause hearing for the property located at 469 W. Second St. The structure was found to be dangerous, unsafe or unfit for human habitation. The owners have around 45 days to make significant improvements.
The council discussed council priorities and will once again each member will rank and prioritize improvements.
The Rotomix building is starting having some of the brick stucco crumbling off on the northwest corner. The council agreed to fix that.
The city is having the city code added online. However, the current version is a draft and not yet complete.
The council approved a lease with Subway.
In final business, the council:
•Approved Cereal Malt Beverage applications from the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce.
•Heard an ADA lift will be added at the swimming pool by May 15.
•Approved the legal depositories and designated the official paper, The Hoisington Dispatch.
•After an executive session, gave Mitchell a raise and an increased contribution to his retirement plan.


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