In the regular session of the Butler city council meeting on Tuesday it was revealed that the city will resolve an issue related to a worn out bucket truck. Low bid on financing for a new Freightliner truck came from Citizen’s Bank and the city can now move forward on getting a new, safer unit back in service.
In other news, approval was given for the Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat event and the Christmas parade to be held on the Butler square in the near future.
Discussion was held in making sure the city’s trash service will run without interruption as Bates County Disposal has been unable to provide service due to health reasons. In the meantime, Countywide Disposal has picked up the slack and the council will continue to use their services and the decision to make this arrangement permanent or not will be made later this year.
The ‘green space’ lot on the southeast corner of the square will soon be getting some upgrades. A grant for $4,900 is on the way which means some tables and benches will be added soon. Other improvements are ongoing as well and by next Summer the area will nicely provide for outdoor functions.
There will be an opening for a Ward 2 council seat, Mike Irick will be moving on to further pursue his business interests and felt he may not be able to fully serve his position on the council. Discussion of a replacement will continue in the upcoming October 18 meeting.
The council reviewed two bids for carpet replacement at city hall which will include offices and the kitchen area in the back of the building. The lower bid of $8,564.56 was accepted from Hometown Flooring and Granite of Harrisonville. The bid of $12,782.00 from Derailed Commodity did not include removal of old carpet; it was also noted that Derailed does not have an in-house crew to handle the installation which made the price higher.
Remember, the Butler city council meets on the first and third Tuesdays, 7 pm, upstairs at city hall. The public is highly encouraged to attend.