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March 15, 2014

Street sweeper on agenda

The Centerville City Council tonight has a mixed bag of agenda items to consider starting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Perhaps topping the agenda is council consideration to purchase a street sweeper. There is no additional information on this item in the agenda packet.

Electric and natural gas franchise(s) is on the agenda to have a public hearing date set.

Tim Moore with Eagles Aerie No. 2675 in Centerville is on the council agenda with a request to extend the outdoor service area for a state fundraiser that could bring between 300 and 400 to town during the May 3 weekend. A drawing in the agenda packet shows the extended outdoor service area to be approximately 60 feet by 80 feet on the south side of the building.

Mark Hoffman with the Appanoose Conservation Foundation is on the agenda for the renewal of the brush dump agreement beginning April 1 through Nov. 30, 2014.

Consider Linda Miller’s resignation effective immediately as a member of the Water Board.

Consider appointing Frank Belloma to take Miller’s place on the Water Board.

Mark Cary is on the agenda to discuss and get council permission to do an exploratory bottle excavation at various locations in Centerville which might unearth artifacts suitable to be displayed at the Appanoose County Historical and Coal Mining Museum in Centerville. The West Des Moines man had approached the council and was given approval at their July 16, 2012 meeting — pending the approval of the private property owners — to conduct an excavation with his father at various locations in Centerville. Personal circumstances prevented Cary from completing the first request.

Paul Kness of Centerville is on the agenda with a request for the city to donate the use of property at 541 N. 12th St. for a community garden for 12 months. Kness’ request states the “property is too small under current zoning laws to sell for a building site. Using it as a community garden site would maintain the property and benefit citizens in the north part of Centerville.”

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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