By Ken Ross
The Cherokee City Council approved a resolution last week to charge a $25 fee for working in the city's right of way. If right of way on a road is closed due to work of a contractor, the contractor must fill out a permit form and pay $25 per event.
The event can be for more than one day and the fee is still only $25 for the length of the project.
Those contractors anticipating more than ten such events in a year may request to pay an annual fee of $250 which would cover the contractor for the year.
There was continued discussion on the topic of buses being used for storage and whether such vehicles can be regarded as public nuisances.
Ron Strickland, city administrator, said that he doubts that anything can be done about them if they are on wheels and licensed.
However, a letter will be sent to homes where buses being used for storage are parked in view of the street to request that the property owners discontinue the use of the vehicles for storage.
The council approved the low bid of $16,019.72 for the replacement of malfunctioning fire hydrants.
In his administrator's report, Strickland said he has met with fire department representatives regarding fees to be charged for services. An ordinance is being drawn up to set the fees and will be presented at a future meeting.