MAKE YOUR MOVE – Deep in the game of checkers, these two opponents challenge each other during the Valentine’s Day party put on by Prairie View at the Horizon Lodge. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
Conrad Mayor John Shevlin was on hand at the county commission meeting on Wednesday to request help from the county to help pay for furnace repairs at the library.
He noted that any funds the county could contribute to that expense would be appreciated.
Readers may recall that water seepage in the basement of the library caused some furnace damage that resulted in a repair bill of $1,477.
Commission Chairman Cynthia Johnson told the mayor that, “We don‘t have any spare money lying around.” In fact, the county commissioners have been having discussions as to where cuts can be made.”
On another matter, the mayor and commissioners talked about the speed limit on the new road by the overpass.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
It really was a no brainer – on a 4-0 vote, Tuesday evening, the city council passed Resolution-1041 which is the early bond redemption for SID-68.
By paying off the bond two years early the aldermen saved taxpayers $468,398.65.
Taxpayers may not have noticed that their property tax statement did not have a charge on it for SID-68 when they came in the mail.
City Finance Officer Agnes Fowler commented that early redemption was good planning by the council. She went on to add, “This is a big deal, and $500,000 is a lot of money.”
In other business, the council acted on a request from an earlier meeting to grant the Pondera Arts Council (PAC) $1,000. Councilman
Sandy Syvertson moved to allocate the PAC $500 from the Genevieve Rankin Foundation, however, the motion died for lack of a second.
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Bus drivers met Feb. 14 to discuss different tactics in finding a solution to the bad behavior displayed by some students during routes in and out of town.
Jim Carroll, activities director, commented that the district needs to “more aggressively” handle the issue and “be consistent across all the buses” in the way the issues are handled.
Ray Moritz, who received a plaque for his years of commitment to the district as a bus driver, suggested the use of a few real cameras but also using false cameras as a deterrent.
Another driver commented that the driver can’t tell what’s going on in the back of the bus while traveling on gravel roads because the mirror is bouncing around.