During the process, Stephens said he realized the city had another bridge on Commerce Street, which was not on transportation maps and had not been inspected. He asked for $300 to have the bridge inspected and have a file created for the bridge so it can be numbered.
“I would rather report it and have it inspected than ignore it and a bridge be unsafe,” Stephens said.
Council members approved the request, but also brought up several other areas around the city that they believe may meet the legal definition of a bridge and be required to be inspected. Stephens asked them to give him a list and said he would get Sanford to check the status of those roadways as well.
In other business, the council:
•approved a safety manual for the city’s employees.
•approved moving attachments and spare parts for the city’s former tractor to surplus to be auctioned off.
•approved the purchase of a new laptop for the city’s new police car and uniform shirts for the city’s full-time dispatchers.
•approved sending Police Chief John Duchock to a chief’s conference.
•approved up to $1,000 for the purchase of the winter uniforms with reflective striping for the city’s street department workers.
•approved sending the golf course superintendent to a class about the chemicals used in maintenance at the golf course.
•approved $250 for the city’s float in the East Walker Christmas parade.
State Rep. Bill Roberts was in the crowd and agreed to donate an additional $100 to the effort.
The council moved its next meeting, scheduled for Nov. 26, to Monday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.