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Last City Council Meeting in Old City Hall

By Harold Bearden
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 7:01 PM

With the purchase of city hall by CVS, the Neighborhood Facilities Building will be utilized temporarily until construction on the new city hall is complete, thus Tuesday's council meeting was the last for the old city hall. Mayor Ken Sunseri announced at Tuesday night's council meeting the slab for the new city hall should be poured this week

Councilmen Royce Benefield and Bud Wilson were absent from the Tuesday meeting which had been rescheduled from Monday due to Martin Luther King Day. With a quorum of four, the council approved the regular council meeting minutes from January 5 and the general operation bills of $398,762.54. Also approved was the purchase of a new garbage truck for $136,596,00. 

After some discussion, a request for a change order for a new fire department electrical generator was tabled as well as a request for a change order for the installation of a 110 volt circuit to the fire sprinkler back flow preventer vault at the new fire station. The council did approve a change order to remove buried trees and debris from the parking lot sub base at the new fire station. 

Christy Harbin and Starla Watts were appointed as magistrates for the city. It was pointed out that city court this month will be held January 29 at the Neighborhood Facilities instead of the old city hall court room. 

The council approved changing the council meeting from Monday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 17 due to Presidents Day on the February 16. 

The next scheduled regular council meeting will be Monday, February 2, at the Neighborhood Facilities Building. 

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