MORAVIA — Mayor Irene Brooks called the regular Moravia City Council meeting to order at 7 p.m. at the Moravia Municipal Building on Tuesday, July 8. Council members present included Kenneth Martin, John Baty, Charles Turner, G. E. Luse and Michael Gray.
The council discussed resurfacing of Montgomery Street. The council wants cost estimates for blacktop and cement to compare the two.
The council voted unanimously to allow Ginny Boblenz and Rosemary Smith, members of the Moravia Garden Club responsible for the flowers in the City Park, to raise the beds to make them easier to care for. They will plant mostly perennials and mulch it too.
The council voted 4-0 with Baty abstaining to pay one-third of a $719.55 invoice from Baty Electric for installation of an exhaust fan in the kitchen of the Community Center.
Items discussed included the need to update city ordinances. It was decided to have the clerk contact the Iowa League of Cities to find out the process.
The 2013-14 budget was reviewed and discussed. No action was taken for this item.
Again, the junk piled on city property was discussed. It was discussed for the need to call the sheriff and ask for his assistance in getting everything cleared from the sidewalk to the street. The council unanimously voted to contact attorney Deb George and have her draw up a letter stating the owner has 10 days to remove the junk or it will be towed at his expense and have the letter served by the sheriff.
It was discussed and decided to call the owner of the property that has two dumpsters in the street on Baird Street and have them moved.
It was agreed by consensus to authorize the purchase and installation of a bulletin board for informational flyers in the Community Center and purchase a vacuum to be used at City Hall.
The mayor asked residents to make sure the town looks good for the Our Iowa tour on Aug. 6.
The meeting that started at 7 p.m. adjourned at 9:44 p.m.
The next Moravia City Council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Community Center.
Compiled by Michael Schaffer/Daily Iowegian