COFFEEVILLE – Aldermen voted Feb. 1 to decline a grant through the Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Grant Program and instead apply for a FEMA grant.
The original grant resolution was passed at the April 2010 meeting.
In other business at the regular February meeting, Aldermen:
• Amended the Town’s current leave policy.
• Voted to allow Town Clerk Brenda Gibson to attend the Certified Municipal Clerk Training.
• Approved advertising for bids on the Town’s farm land.
• Authorized Mayor Mack Burns to apply for a loan to purchase a police vehicle.
• Appointed Town Clerk Gibson as the new Court Clerk in place of Rebecca McCullar who asked to be appointed as Deputy Court Clerk.
• Discussed concerns over making a 3-way stop at the intersection of Wortham and Tennessee Streets.
Aldermen felt it would be dangerous because of the hill and curve on Tennessee Street, the minutes state. No action was taken.
• Voted to pay invoices for Willis Engineering and Robinson & Sons Construction.
• Paid Claims.
A motion was offered by Alderman Michael Ayers with a second by Alderman Bryan McCullough to pay claims as presented. All Aye.
• Held an executive session with no action taken.
Present were Mayor Mack Burns, Aldermen Joe Bourn, George Miller, Bryan McCullough, Michael Ayers, Alderwoman Eva Longstreet, Town Clerk Brenda Gibson, Town Attorney William L. Maxey, and Police Chief Mark Martin.