Westport Town Council met on Monday. The council signed the funeral deeds, payroll vouchers, adjustments, and monthly bills.
There was an update on the Westport Water Projects. Thieneman Construction has been doing excavation and are about to pour concrete out at the plant. There have been pipe delivery delays due to Covid, so they have requested a time extension. OMara Contractors have been doing work in town to check on pipe placement, they will not be doing work in town during Christmas time. There was a pay request from Thieneman for $121,315 for work on the plant. This was approved. They have also put together a wastewater study and the report is done. The council needs to have a meeting to review it.
There was an update given on the Stormwater Project. There has been a drainage issue on Wiley Street that has been inspected. They have touched base with the property owners and figured out that the water is coming from the north, south, and east. The solution should be to try and restore the roadside drainage ditch system that has worn down over the years, and dig them out properly to drain into the agricultural swale at the west end. This then drains into a pond on the neighboring property. This is if the owner agrees to the plan.
The Marshals salary contracts were approved. The Salary ordinance for 2021 was approved. The Clerk Treasurers Nepotism Certificate was approved. The council was asked by Krista Duvall to appoint someone to Area Planning as a representative. The council approved Bryan Gatewood.
There was an end of the year summary presented by the Council President. What exactly has the town council accomplished was a question that was presented to the president. He had sat down to think about what all had been completed and came up with a list of 21 things. A few of those items include: creating a town logo, disposing of unwanted properties owned by the town, creating a town website, cleaning up the mobile home park, and working on the cemetery expansion project. They would also like to say that they appreciate all town employees.
The 2021 budget was approved by the state. They have received Covid reimbursement for about $46,000. The community Crossing Grant project has finally been closed.
Owner of 405 W Mulberry Street, Robert Baldwin, came to the board to discuss his property. It has been cleaned up and the next project is to put in a full bath which has been approved. He does not plan to live in the garage.
Its official! Santa Claus is coming to Westport!
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