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September 3, 2013

New mayor to be appointed

The Centerville City Council tonight will make an appointment to fill the vacant mayor position and administer the oath of office.

The council interviewed three mayoral candidates last week: Pat McAfee, Jay Rogers and Jan Spurgeon.

The council’s first regular meeting in September was moved to Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday.

The council will listen to the third and final reading of an ordinance adding parking restrictions in front and side yards.

The council at their last meeting in August by a 3-1 vote waived the third and final reading of the ordinance adding parking restrictions in front and side yards. As it turns out, the 3-1 vote did not meet the not less than three-fourths vote needed to waive a reading.

In other action:

n A beer tent on the Square? Could be if the council approves a request made by Jeff Meng to have a beer tent at the Friday Night Live event Sept. 27.

n A “Cry Out America” program and prayer on the Square? Could be if the council approves a request made by Diana Angran, of Centerville, to allow a gathering to pray around the flag pole at 12 p.m. Sept. 11. Angran’s request states the agenda includes scripture readings, patriotic songs and prayers for our local communities and our nation.

More information about “Cry Out America” can be found at www.awakeningamerica.us.

n Speed bumps on streets exiting off the Square? A request has been made for the council to consider speed bumps on West Jackson Street, North 12th Street and East Van Buren Street.

n The creation of a Jim Senior Memorial Citizen of the Month award? Could be if the council passes the agenda item.

n The council will consider approval of the rules and regulations for bow deer hunting within city limits. The dates for the 2013-2014 deer season, if approved, are Oct. 1-Dec. 6 and Dec. 23-Jan. 10. Areas open for bow hunting includes the east waste water treatment plant, Bella Vista and private property when authorized by the owner.

n George Johnson, city code compliance officer and Nichole Moore, executive director of Chariton Valley Planning and Development, are on the agenda to discuss the approval of the Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation 2014.

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