By Jeremy Elrod
Colbert City Council members spoke at length Aug. 6 about handling city money and tackling potential projects.
“I know I’m one that’s always looking for a new project for the city, but I want to make sure we’re taking on these projects appropriately,” said Mayor Chris Peck. “Therefore, I made a list of possible projects that came to mind for the council to vote on, and then ranked them in priority according to how you all voted.”
Peck revealed some ideas that topped his list.
“A few items that everyone mentioned were moving city hall into the old school building, repairing roads and ditches at Fifth Avenue and Third Street, redoing the exterior and interior of the Depot, drilling for a new city well, putting a new ceiling in the auditorium and repairing any other roads or streets throughout the city,” he said.
City attorney Dale Perry voiced thoughts on the issue.
“We need to make sure we’re not spending too much on preserving buildings, and not enough on providing services that we need for the community,” said Perry. “I love these historical old buildings just as much as anyone else, but we need to be mindful of things like that.”