Jim Elias presented the names which include lifeguards Micaiah Branch, Lindsey Deem, Katie Hendricks, Elijah Honaker, Colin Pierce and Kelsey Zuspan. Swimming lesson instructors that also were hired included Deem, Honaker and Pierce.
The New Haven pool is set to open on June 8.
Mayor Ronald Zerkle calling the meeting to order. He also led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silent prayer.
Councilman Jim Elias made a motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes. It was seconded by Councilwoman Dorothy Roush. The motion carried.
Financial statements were read and approved and there were no building permits. Accounts payable also were approved.
The public speaker for the meeting was Bernita Allen.
Allen reported on two teen court workers at the pool. She said that work is being done of the pool to prepare for opening. Allen and the crew are going to also paint lines at the community center for parking.
In old business:
• Council members discussed the water pressure trouble that Fourth Street is having. The pipes will need replacement because they must have 30 pounds of pressure. Also, Council said that those living on Fourth street must call before and after they fill their pool with water.
• The Town is in need of a new pump. One was purchased from Northern Star and they are going to have to hold payment on the pump because it does not function.
• The Town will be assisting the school with their yard work if needed.
• The Town also will be purchasing paint for the park from Thompson’s.
In new business:
• Councilwoman Roush made the motion to approve the first reading of the Cross Connection Ordinance. It was seconded by Councilman Elias. The motion carried.
• Councilman Jeff Russell motioned to approved the first reading of the Municipal Court Ordinance. Councilwoman Roush seconded and the motion carried.
In other announcements:
• The street dance is set for June 7, from 7-9 p.m. The sixth grade graduation is taking place on June 8.
• The dog pen has been placed at the sewer plant.
• The ladies from Lakin will be painting fire hydrants on June 28-30.
• The road by Sylvia Sayre’s needs fixed.
• Councilwoman Roush made a motion to hire Sam Smith to concrete a five and a half inch thick road for $5,865. Councilman Elias seconded the motion and it carried.
• Councilwoman Roush made a motion to purchase a hydrant plate for $190 and aluminum plates for $1,315 from Precision Fabricators. Councilwoman Karen Hindel seconded. The motion carried.
Councilwoman Roush motion to adjourn the meeting, with Councilman Elias seconded the motion. The motion carried.
The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. on June 8 to canvass the election. Town Council members will meet one hour following the election, for a regular council meeting.