The Farmer's Market in Cherokee will be open on Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m., from June through September but Fourth Street will not be completely blocked off as in the past during this time.
Jim Adamson discussed traffic control for the event with the city council last week. It was decided that barricades would be put up to designate one lane of traffic for Farmer's Market patrons so they can pull up and make purchases.
Adamson noted that many people who use the Farmer's Market are elderly and the need for easy access is appreciated.
The city council last week approved a bid of $5,821 from Municipal Supply of Des Moines for the replacement of 94 water meters. This was the lower of two bids submitted.
Ron Strickland, city administrator, noted that this just about completes the city's water meter replacement program. He said there will be a few more meters replaced next year.
The council was informed that the Cherokee Library Board approved the purchase of 12 computers from Cherokee Computer and Sign for $19,032. This was the lower of two bids submitted.
The purchase was made through the Cherokee Library Board Foundation. No city money was involved.
Strickland informed the council that sale of the house built by WITCC using city funds will close sometime in April. Strickland said the city will make some money on the sale although not much.