Council recognizes Linns for clean-up efforts

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

Council recognizes Linns for clean-up efforts
5TH OF JULY CLEAN-UP — From the left, Mayor John Shevlin recognized Leona and Larry Linn for their efforts in cleaning up the ballfields after the July 4th fireworks show. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   At their regular meeting Monday evening, the city council and Mayor John Shevlin recognized Larry and Leona Linn for their efforts in cleaning up the ball fields on July 5.
   The couple went to the ballpark and picked up debris from fireworks shot off on July 4th. Community service workers under the direction of Monica Huffman also picked up fireworks material.
   In other business, two building permits, one at 402 S. Maryland for a shed and another at 304 S. Delaware for window replacement were approved.
   Two resolutions, R-1001 and R-1002 were passed. The former deals with a fee, $95, for wind turbines and the latter deals with wastewater increases  (Story below).
   As a result of a misunderstanding, a fence was constructed before the building permit was actually approved by the council. Now applicants will be required to attend a public hearing on building permits and no action can be taken until a written notice is received by the city council.
   There was some discussion about the present weed ordinance which does not seem to be working well for the city.
   Councilwoman Wendy Judisch will look into the matter and report back at the next council meeting
   The council moved to pass R-1003, which is the moving of funds from a revolving SID fund to the General Fund.
   The next regular council meeting will be on Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. in city hall at 411-1/2 S. Main Street.