July 19, 2017 Edition

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Hoxie aldermen discuss projects

The Hoxie City Council met July 11. At the meeting, discussions were held on the following:

The clean up ordinance is working well with local property owners, according to Mayor Lanny Tinker. There are some additional procedures with out-of-state property owners that tend to yield extra expenses. Tinker said it is part of the process.

The Commerce Street development has the lining and gravel laid in preparation for the new road. Tinker said the city will install a circle at the end of the road to allow trucks adequate room to turn around.

The mosquito population has been extremely high this summer. Tinker said he is looking to conduct some larvae treatments in some areas that aren't draining fast enough to cut down on new mosquitoes.

The street committee, which includes aldermen Jerry Decker and Kerrie Hancock, will look for recommended spots to be paved. Tinker said the budget will only allow for about 4,000 feet of paving.

Tinker said he is looking into implementing a restricted version of limb pickup. Limitations would include controlled times, sizes and amount. Contractors will remain responsible for disposal of limbs they cut.

The Hoxie Hope Committee will hold a meeting after Rep. Fran Cavenaugh's town hall meeting on Aug. 15 at the Kenneth Quarry Service Center. Tinker encouraged everyone to attend.

Alderman Larry Couch said many pothole patches are not lasting long. Tinker encouraged Couch to speak with the street department superintendent about problem areas.

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