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Shirley council discusses project

The Shirley City Council gathered for its regular meeting Nov. 11 and discussed plans for the Fourth Street Project.

The council discussed whether to run the water line down the east side of the road or the west side to access the Harper property to correct their water pressure problem, according to minutes from the meeting.

The installation of the new fire hydrant is going to be at the left turn on the south side of the road where there would not be too many trees to cut. It was decided to get two bids – one running down the east side and one down the west side. Council member Brad Brown will meet with Fire Chief Mike Worthing to flag and mark off the areas, getting the project ready to put out for bid.

Councilors Brandy Kimmons and Paul Compton were absent.

Also at the meeting:

• It was decided that the next mowing contract will outline the exact areas to be mowed and weeded and will specify that the sidewalk leading into the Senior Center will be swept off after that area is done.

• The council decided to have an attorney look at the city’s oil and gas lease to see if all its property is under contract. RD Williams & Co. has offered to lease a half-acre in Section 25, Township 12, North Range 13 West that has not previously shown to be leased.

• Council member Lisa Hackett reported on this year’s Light Up Shirley festivities. She said this year’s Community Christmas Party

will be Dec. 7. She and Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Worthy will begin decorating the town and collecting toys for Santa. Volunteers are welcome to assist in decorating and toys can be dropped off at the Mona Lisa Café and City Hall.

• The council tabled until next month talks on the 2014 Budget to give members time to review it.

The next City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Senior Center.

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