The City of Claflin met at its regular meeting on March 14. Below are the unofficial minutes.
Paul Hindman’s neighbor is tearing down his garage and wants to rebuild where the old one is at, on the property line. Hindman wants the city ordinance followed, which calls for the building to be built at a minimum of two feet from the side lot line. The city attorney will check and this item will be placed on the April agenda.
City Attorney Suelter spoke with Chuck Bartlett on the safe routes to school grant and since we will no longer have a grade school here, we don’t qualify.
Carrie McPhail addressed the council concerning a water leak at her residence at 411 2nd street. Water usage for one month was over $500. She was unaware of the leak until meters were read. She will have it dug up and repaired by this weekend. She has paid $100 toward the bill. By council consensus the city will forgive the remainder of the bill.
The "All School Reunion" will be held May 29. The Cereal Malt Beverage license for the beverage tent will be under Edgar Jacobs name. He will need to fill out a CMB application for submission at the May meeting. The city will draw up an ordinance to allow sale and consumption on public property. By council consensus, any light pole can be used for needed electricity. The council set aside $1500 to help support the "All School Reunion."
By council consensus, Kelly Nixon will meet with the school board concerning the sale of the Grade School building and the School District Office.
There is some interest in using the gun range as an archery range. Tabled to the April meeting.
City wide clean up will be April 1 thru April 10.
Sealed bids will be taken for the oiler truck with a $500 minimum.
The city will advertise for summer help.
By council consensus, Nelson will apply for a permit from the State, to erect a sign on Highway 156, South of Claflin. He will contact the property owner for permission to place on property.
Oberle moved to give the Mayor the authority to sign the radio location rental agreement. Bailey seconded with all in favor.
Suelter will draw up an ordinance prohibiting J-turns anyway in the city. By council consensus, they are to paint yellow lines down the middle of Main Street.
Justin Rupe renewed web domain and will submit the bill.