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Claflin cleans up
City to demolish dilapidated property, hand delivering violation
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Other items of discussion and actions taken at the June 8 Claflin City Council meeting included:

The city will be cutting out and redoing the concrete on Albro and 2nd Street.
Hamilton Street will be sealed this year.
The police department worked an ATV accident at the tree pile during Memorial Weekend.
Approved a fee of $100 to any vendor to plug into an electric pole.  
Cost of replacing mulch at the city park will be a topic of discussion at the July meeting.
Salary ranges for certain city employees will be discussed at the July meeting.  A new resolution may be introduced to replace resolution #12-0109,  This is done every three years. 

Monday, June 8, the Claflin City Council met and agreed to pay the back taxes and write off the cost of demolition of a house located at 304 Albro.  The demomolition expense is expected to be $2,000.
This is the latest in a push by the council to clean up dilapidated properties in the city.  Mayor Michael Urban and the council commended Assitant Public Officer Gary Vaughan for a job well done.  Vaughan presented pictures of various properties, and reported contact with several owners about mowing yards.  Sometimes, that’s not an easy job, especially when owners are absentee. The council agreed that the paperwork for these offenses can be hand delivered anywhere in Barton County.  
In other city business, the council agreed the city would pay for needed repairs to the street sweeper.  New elevator belts are needed, at a cost of $650 each, and some welding will be necessary.  The city will pay for the repairs from the Capitor Improvement Fund and the Equipment Reserve Fund equally.  
The question of how and when to rent the Claflin Community Center gymnasium was resolved.  All requests to rent the gym will be directed to the city.  Non-profits will bea allowed to rent ust the gym, annd the east doors by the bathroom hallway will be used to enter the facility.  However, if a for-profit event is held, the entire community center will need to be rented.  
The next meeting of the Claflin City Council will be on July 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the City office.