COFFEEVILLE – Aldermen continued the discussion of the sale of an acre of land located on the Hwy. 7 bypass during their regular monthly meeting Nov. 4. The issue was brought forward from the October meeting.
Mayor Mack Burns reported to the board that he had discussed with Gerald Booker his interest in purchasing the land that is owned by the town. Booker told the mayor that he was still interested in purchasing the property, but would like to wait until after the New Year.
Aldermen voted to allow Booker to go ahead and clear brush on the property that is blocking his store.
In other actions during the regular session:
• The board voted to take under advisement until the December meeting filling the position of election commissioner left vacant by the death of Hilliard Griffin. Mayor Burns suggested that aldermen should be considering possible candidates for the position.
• Aldermen discussed a list of public concerns including removal of trees on Rayburn Street. The trees were first thought to be located on private property, but they are not and a quote is being sought for their removal as well as rock for bank stabilization.
Among other concerns are potholes on Tennessee Street; culverts on Davis Street; recent break-ins; underage drinking; kids in the street at Oak and Center; drivers not stopping at stop signs; stray dogs; and ditches in need of cleaning.
• The board paid claims as presented.
The December meeting was on Dec. 2 and will be reported later. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6 at City Hall.