Takeaways from Tama council

Takeaways from Tama Council

1. A public hearing was set for the disposal of 504 and 508 John Street for October 19.

2. The council voted 3-1 to close 3rd street October 31 from 4-12 p.m. The Tama Pump is planning to have a band. Larry Thomas voted against the street closure.

3. The Aureon Agreement was passed 3-1 for a fiber underground internet for businesses along the route. Thomas voted no.

4. Aleah Vesley and Jeremy Cremeans were approved for part time employees to the Tama ambulance. Their start date is October 2.

5. The council approved the street finance report.

6. Halloween trick or treat was set from 4-7 p.m. October 31. There will be no burning allowed on Halloween.

7. The city will be moving stones and setting stones back up so maintenance can be done to the ground at Oak Hill Cemetery.

8. Anne Michael informed the council the library board is looking at starting a library foundation.

9. Library repairs are essentially on hold because there is no one to do the work since everyone is tied up with derecho clean up and repairs.

10. The Civic Center will reopen Monday to the public. Masks will be required.

11. The city is purchasing two 520 gallon fuel tanks that will have gasoline and diesel. The tanks will be hooked into the generator so the city will have fuel on site in the event of a natural disaster. The overall cost is $11,000 which will be disbursed over five years. The city may also receive FEMA reimbursements for the project.

13. Utility e-billing will be able to be utilized by citizens in the future. Some preparation work will need to be done to get people set up. The goal is to have the program up and running by December.

14. The resignation for Alex Pick was accepted. Pick was in a water and sewer position for the city.