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  • Dale C. Maley

Memorial Day parade request approved

Flags are shown at the Chenoa Cemetery last Memorial Day / file photo.

A Memorial Day parade is planned for Chenoa on Monday.

The Chenoa City Council approved the request for the parade route during Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The same streets will be closed as the Fourth of July parade and the route is expected to be the same.

In other business Tuesday, minutes from the last meeting and bills were approved. Next on the agenda were comments from the floor. A citizen inquired as to when the city would be applying more gravel. Dwayne Price, Streets Commissioner, reported that he is ordering more road rock for city use.

Another group asked for approval to install three more benches on Route 66, similar to what Lexington has. The benches will be donated to the city. The council approved this request. Another citizen had questions about the proper accounting for restricted funds. Mayor Wilder said the accountant is making a review of past expenditures from the restricted funds, but that review is not completed yet. The accountant was not at the meeting.

Bobbi Ludwig and Cheryl Jolly were supposed to be present to discuss their respective TIF applications. Both parties canceled, so there were no TIF project discussions.

The zoning board reported that the City Council had already approved nine changes in zoning. The zoning map is 15 years old and does not reflect these nine changes. Mayor Wilder will ask Farnsworth for the cost of updating the zoning maps. The zoning board also recommended that the City Council approve Evergreen FS's request to add a bulk storage propane tank. The council voted to approve this recommendation.

Wilder recommended that Caleb Painter be approved to fill the Water & Sewer Commissioner position. The council voted to approve his recommendation. Painter was then sworn in as the newest Commissioner.

Price reported he had received many requests to pick up brush. Because of staffing shortages, he asked the public to have patience concerning how quickly the city would pick up the brush.

Finance and Insurance Commissioner Kyle Buchanan reported he expects the budget to be ready to review at the next council meeting.

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