Council members Don Freeman and Nathaniel Hobbs were sworn in by city attorney Pat Graham to serve new four-year terms on the Ila city council in January. The council members qualified for new terms last fall with no opposition.
The city council has chosen a site for a back up well on William Smith’s property. Smith and the city recently entered into a contract for a lease for the well site. The EPD will need to approve the site before the well can be drilled, according to the minutes.
The council asked attorney Graham to send a letter to the Dollar General store adjacent to city hall “putting them on notice” that when the city’s fence falls, they will be liable for replacement, since the city maintains that a retaining wall was not properly installed.
The council also asked city clerk Susan Steed to send a letter to a property owner on Campbell Street following several complaints concerning a refrigerated tractor-trailer parking at a vacant residence there. The letter is to request that the truck no longer be parked there.
The council also asked Graham to look into a possible storm water run off ordinance for commercial development in the city. Councilman Hobbs said he has noticed several areas in town that wash out badly following a heavy rain.
The council voted to have a large dumpster brought to city hall for use by city residents, but noted that no metal or household garbage is to be placed there.