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Claflin City Council approves fireworks for homecoming
Minges to donate

CLAFLIN – According to minutes from the Monday, Aug. 13, Claflin City Council meeting, Mitch Minges offered to donate and detonate fireworks at the Sept. 28 Claflin Oilers football game. The game will be the high school’s homecoming game. Council members approved the request unanimously. 

Maya Bailey can purchase a $25 permit from the city that will allow her to operate her shaved ice trailer during the summer. They will review electricity and water usage after the first year to determine if it will be sufficient.

Karen Disque, owner of 324 A. Street, reported on her efforts to bring her property up to code. She informed them she no longer resides at the property, and is unable to afford the repairs necessary. After some discussion, council members granted her an additional 60 days to see if she can sell the property “as is.” She agreed to report her progress to the public officer before the Oct. 9 council meeting. 

Other properties the council discussed include 104 E. Park, and the gutter and approach at 402 2nd St. No action was taken on either property. 

A new fire truck will arrive at Fire District. No. 1 soon, and when it does, the district will determine what to do with the old city fire truck. They also discussed the upcoming fire station project which will begin by the end of August or in early September.

In other city business,street sealing will begin late August or early September according to Richard Hayes, the city’s public works superintendent. The city will receive proposals for 2019 trash service, and in review of the city ordinances, it was determined contractor fees are already listed. 

Minutes courtesy of Claflin City Clerk Patricia Schmidt.