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Road concerns shared with council

Franklin Street is shown behind The Brown Jug & Casey's on Tuesday evening.

The owner of the Brown Jug appeared before Chenoa City Council members Tuesday night to express concerns over what he considers a lack of repairs to the road behind his business.

“It’s a very high-traffic area,” said Bill Bridge.

Bridge claims very little is being done to address the issue as trucks often travel in that area along with traffic from nearby Casey’s.

“The easements set for that road are not being taken care of.”

Bridge would like to have more information on what the priorities are and when they are going to get fixed. Streets concerning to Bridge include Franklin and Gerard, leading to the highway.

“I’d like to see a little more attention paid to it,” he added.

“We’ll address that situation,” said Streets Commissioner Dwayne Price.

In other business at Tuesday’s regular meeting, the council discussed the sale of surplus city equipment, including an older pickup truck, manlift with a diesel engine, and grader. Price suggested earmarking money for a new lift to trim trees which would be more efficient that what the city currently has.

Water and Sewer Commissioner Joe Moreland said the city’s manlift is worth something if someone wants it.

Mayor Chris Wilder noted the equipment can be put out to a sealed bid or can be sold like the city has done before with police vehicles. It can also be advertised to other communities.

“I would say get started and see what happens in the next couple of weeks,” said Wilder.

Moreland updated the council on problems with the aerator and a recent OSHA visit which resulted in no fines but did list items which need to be fixed.

Parks Commissioner Chad Daiker reported the swimming pool is getting cleaned-up so it will be ready to fill when the time comes.

Price said several street department projects are starting – ranging from the alleys to several roads which need to be addressed after the winter season. More drainage tile is planned for Seventh and Lincoln to help the area drain better.

“There’s a bunch of stuff that needs to get done,” explained Price.

The council entered executive session at 6:44 p.m. although no action was taken.

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