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Council Approves 11 Ordinances, Two Purchases And Pays Monthly Bills

The Sullivan City Council met in open session on Tues., Nov., 20, where they approved 11 ordinances, approved two purchases and payment of the monthly bills totaling $1,456,029.21.
Following brief reported from Planning and Zoning and Airport Board the council moved into the City Administrators report.
Administrator J.T. Hardy stated that bids were opened on November 14, for a new asphalt paver for the street department. The low bid was from WM. Nobbe and Company, St. Genevieve, for a Gehl 1948 Paver in the amount of $49,999. The council approved the purchase with a motion from Alderman Jason Alexander and Alderman Mike Ryan.
A second bid was opened Nov. 14, for three-phase pad-mount transformer with the council accepting the bid from Fletcher-Reinhardt in the amount of $10,036.
The council approved the payment of the monthly bills for $1.4 million and moved on to the eleven bills for approval as city ordinances.
All eleven were approved that included:
Ord. 3543, repealed parking restrictions around Sullivan City Hall on all election days since the property is no longer used as a polling place;
Ord. 3544, which approved a contract with Fick Supply Service, for the grinding of storm debris at the Sullivan Compost Site in the amount of $23,500;
Ord. 3545, approved the resubdivision of four and a half lots into two lots at the corner of Tipton and Ozark Streets owned by Jerry and Mary Lou Huble;
Ord. 3546-3553 were all approved and dealt with changes in the International Building Codes from plumbing to electric and overall construction. The ordinances were reviewed by the building department, several contractors and city officials prior to approval.
Under Alderman Input, Alderman Dennis Watz submitted a draft bill to the council that mirrors a bill passed by the City of Manchester to prohibit funeral picketing. The bill was recently held up as constitutional by the Supreme Court. Watz will present the bill for approval at the Dec. 4, meeting.
Mayor Thomas Leasor announced that Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer will attend the next council meeting on Dec. 4, to discuss the local Use Tax.
The council went into closed session to discuss one matter of real estate, seven matters of litigation and one matter of personnel.
The council approved the hiring of James Fore as a laborer in the Parks Department filing the position vacated by Jerry Bryant who recently retired.

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