Goodman Council OKs House Condemnation
Goodman City Council members recently took steps to begin again the process of condemning a resident’s house.
At the Aug. 1 meeting, council members agreed to restart the condemnation process for Shauna Landis’ property. The original process was started one year ago, but in that amount of time, very little work has been accomplished, council members agreed.
In previous council meetings, Landis’ son, Joseph Lombardo, has committed to cleaning up, reshingling the roof and more, but council members have not been satisfied with the progress.
In other business, council members agreed to seek bids again on the ballpark lights, which were damaged in the April 4 tornado. Only one company bid on the project. Council members would like a more competitive look at the project with various bids. Bids will be open until 4 p.m. Sept. 5, said Goodman City Clerk Karla McNorton.
Council members agreed to spend $4,939.25 on a new computer system for the Police Department, as Police Chief Curt Drake said the other system is experiencing a great deal of problems. Other business included:
The approval of monthly bills in the amount of $8,450.17.
News that city officials are working with the Empire District for an upcoming tree giveaway for residents who lost trees because of the April tornado.
McNorton reported that City Clerk Dana Cornwell will begin learning how to serve as a court clerk, and recently completed her notary testing.