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City approves street dance

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing Editor

The Cherokee City Council gave final approval on Tuesday for a street dance on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The council gave tentative approval at a meeting in July for the closing of Fourth Street between Main and Willow on Aug. 27 from 3 p.m. to midnight for a cystic fibrosis fund-raiser street dance.

The approval was conditional upon contacting the police chief and the fire chief and upon making final arrangements.

Amy Lux informed the council on Tuesday that she had talked to the police chief and fire chief and discussed the matter.

Those drinking beer will be given a wrist band upon presenting an id.

The street dance might become an annual event.


The council accepted a bid from D.J. Gongol & Associates for five pumps to be used at the industrial wastewater treatment plant, the plant that treats wastewater from Tyson Foods. The total cost of the pumps is $30,664.

The council also approved a bid of $9,878 from Grundman Hicks for installation of the pumps.

Payment will come from a fund set up through an agreement between the city and Tyson Foods.


Roger Braun of First Cooperative Association presented a request for financial assistance with a drainage project being undertaken by the First Cooperative Association and Cropmate.

Dan Hingtgen, an engineer, was present to explain the project. He had submitted a letter giving details. The letter stated that since a large area of the city's storm water flows through the area to be drained, the city could partner with the businesses to complete the project.

The cost of the project is estimated at $120,000.

The council members will consider the request.


The council, on a four to one vote, approved a request by Gary Bowers to adjust a water bill at a rental property he owns where a leak developed.

A meter was damaged by what Mark Napier, water department supervisor, had determined to be the meter freezing up.

Bowers had stated that the meter could not have frozen because it is in the basement near the furnace.

Bowers had not yet been billed for the labor and parts for repair of the meter, $65.87.

Bowers was requesting that this amount not be billed to him and his bill for use of 780 cubic feet of water be eliminated. This comes to $27.07 for sewer and $15.06 for sewer.

The council voted to approve both parts of the request with Dwight Varce the only council member voting against that motion.

In the past, the council had forgiven the sewer portion of some bills resulting from water leakage but still charged for the water portion.

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