Goodman Council To Replace Structures
The Goodman City Council decided to move forward with a new fence, carport and gazebo to replace these items which were damaged or destroyed in the early April tornado.
Aldermen, on Tuesday night, decided to put out for bid a plan for a new gazebo on Main Street. Council members had originally looked at a company that would build a gazebo for $5,000. The gazebo would be built with treated lumber, then stained, and feature a metal roof. Council members agreed to get additional figures for the project.
Aldermen also agreed to get
an accurate estimate on a carport replacement and decided to build a new fence by the Stay and Play Park. Council members expressed interest in getting estimates, then possibly include those figures in the budget planning for next year. Council members will hold their first budget meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4.
Public works director David Brodie reported the city experienced problems with its well recently, but the problem has been fixed.
“We never lost water and we never lost pressure,” he said, adding that lightning was the probable cause for the pump’s motor to quit.
As the well was being repaired, crew members removed the motor. And someone stole the motor during the day on Wednesday, Brodie said. City clerk Karla McNorton said the police report involving the theft was submitted to the insurance company.
In other business, council members:
• Approved a membership agreement for the Missouri Rural Service Corp., as well as a new contract with the Joplin Humane Society;
• Approved a new bathroom sink for the Goodman Police Station; and
• Will review a proposed intoxication ordinance.
The Comprehensive Land Use meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 28.