Noel Tax Elec­tion Re­sults Re­main Un­changed Af­ter Re­count

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Dick­er­son

Mayor Lewis Davis an­nounced at the meet­ing of the Noel City Coun­cil on Tues­day that, fol­low­ing a re­count, the re­sult of the Noel prop­erty tax elec­tion re­mained the same.

The re­sults were 36 for and 39 against the tax.

Davis said, “I’ve been ap­proached by sev­eral peo­ple who think this needs to go right back on (the bal­lot).” He also noted he talked to sev­eral peo­ple who in­tended to vote for the tax but failed to vote.

He said there will be an­other elec­tion in Au­gust. He en­cour­aged the city coun­cil mem­bers to talk to their con­stituents about the is­sue and said the coun­cil could dis­cuss the mat­ter at the May meet­ing.

Also, on Tues­day, Al­der­men Lon­nie Huck­abey, Jim Bos­ton and Wil­liam Rose were sworn in for new terms.

Davis an­nounced the city­wide yard sale will be April 27-29 and the

city­wide cleanup will be April 30 through May 7. Res­i­dents are asked to take trash to the re­cy­cle cen­ter be­tween 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The city coun­cil voted on a bid on roll-off con­tain­ers for the cleanup. Ber­nice San­i­ta­tion bid a 30-yard con­tainer for $300 plus $45 per ton af­ter 10 tons. McDon­ald County Roll-Off bid a 20-yard con­tainer for $450. The coun­cil voted to ac­cept the bid from McDon­ald County Rol­lOff.

In de­part­ment re­ports, street su­per­in­ten­dent Christo­pher Craig re­ported he got the soc­cer fields mowed. He said he has a lot of new projects com­ing up. His de­part­ment will be paint­ing curbs, putting up new flags and do­ing a lot of street patch­ing, he said.

Waste­water su­per­in­ten­dent Keith Har­ris re­ported it is time to put new tires on the tanker truck, and he has the funds in his bud­get. It will cost roughly $2,500, and he will put the pur­chase out for bids, he said.

In other busi­ness, Al­der­man Al­lie Peck said a meet­ing about bring­ing trails to Noel will be at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.

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