Anthony Dove, the chairman-elect for the county board of commissioners, visited the Ila city council during their regular business meeting last week.
Dove introduced himself to the council and said he sees his new job as chairman as an opportunity make changes in the county and that he wants to see the county grow and prosper.
He also stated that the wants to see the county and the cities work together.
In other matters, the council noted the absence of Mayor Mike Coile, whose youngest son was hospitalized. The council asked city clerk Susan Steed to send food to Mayor Coile and his family on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, when they were expected home from the hospital, with the food expense to come from the general fund.
Due to recent reports of dirty water from a resident of Campbell Street, the council decided to request that Ila Volunteer Fire Department members refill their trucks following a fire at the hydrant on Lord Street instead.
The council voted to approve an Identity Theft Prevention Ordinance, required by the Federal Trade Commission, which was presented by city attorney Pat Graham.
Steed reported that the loan for the water line replacement on King Street has been signed. She also reported that the contract with engineers Harrison and Harrison does not include meters, backflows, or connections to any existing house service. Councilman Nathaniel Hobbs made a motion to get a price for any of these needed items in writing and to give Mayor Coile and councilman Don Freeman the authority to approve it, if deemed fair.
The clerk was asked to send Frank Edwards a $50 check for the honor guards for their service at the flag dedication at city hall on Sept. 13.