In other business:
•The police department’s black car is in need of brake work, Mayor Anita Sanders informed the council. The necessary repairs will be made at Sipsey Automotive. Police Chief Kevin Willis also told the council that the city’s police Charger will need new tires in the near future. Sanders asked that he get prices on the tires and bring them back for consideration.
•The council recognized the winners of the city’s coloring and essay contest. In the 3- to 6-year-old bracket, Katie Roberts was the winner; in the 7- to 10-year-old bracket, Zach Maser won; In the 11- to 14-year-old age group, Kristin Everett won; and in the 15- to 18-year-old group, Allison Williams won.
These winners had their work sealed inside the city’s time capsule and were awarded $25 each.
•The council approved expenses to send Willis to the police chief’s conference at the end of July and to send town magistrate, Teresa Browne, to a conference in September.
•The council approved election official Cathy Wallace as the city’s absentee election manager for the upcoming municipal election. She will be at town hall Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day through the end of qualifying.
Starting July 23, she will be at town hall during those hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
•Sanders informed the council that poll workers for the municipal elections will have to be appointed at the next council meeting, scheduled for Aug. 13.
•Sanders and Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Pearson said the city will soon be putting in the last portion of the miner’s monument.
Work is already under way to complete a veteran’s monument for the city.