By TOSHA BAKER
The Clay City Council moved a few steps forward to having some improvements done to Clay City Park as well as the city itself at the meeting Monday night.
Another Eagle Scout Project will be in the works soon. Cameron Owsley was approved to put up a four foot fence around the historic anchors for the old saw mill at the Clay City Park.
The fence and also a plaque will come at no cost to the city.
A new walking track will soon be going out for bid once a committee is formed and figures out specifications such as width of the track, materials, and how many feet in the ground it will go.
The new walking track for the park must be completed by June 2017, Caudill said.
The council also approved up to $500 be spent to fix the flags on the poles around Clay City by making them as secure as possible.
Caudill was approved to make a list of repairs that need to be done to the roads and put them out for bid.
“I need to get those done so I can have them completed by the end of summer,” Caudill said.
Other approvals include:
Water and Sewer adjustments
First Reading of the 2016-2017 Budget
Authorization to reimburse $1,000 to Larry Meadows for the Grist Mill and Old Engine Weekend.
Updates were given on the Clay City Fire Department, Police Department, and Parks and Recreation.
The fire department has roughly $15,000 in the bank with more on the way in state and county aid.
Mayor James Caudill said the newest addition to the Clay City Police Department, Chase Fiel, seems to be working out really well.
“I’m so thankful we got somebody without having to train them,” Caudill said.
Parks and Recreation gave updates on things that will be going on in the future such as the Powell County Relay for Life hosting a Duck Race at the upcoming ice cream social on August 26.
Rubber ducks that are numbered will be used. Those who wish to participate in the race can buy their duck ahead of time.
The ducks will be thrown off Pompeii Bridge and whosever duck reaches the park first will get a surprise.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30 Never Ending Grace will host a Bible School in the Clay City Park.
Three notices will be sent out for nuisance violations.
An air pack loan for $7,946 at Whitaker Bank will be renewed as well as a Dodge Charger Loan for $17,000.
The cities clerk, Melinda Lee, will be attending a training at the end of July that will allow her to complete the process of becoming a certified clerk.
There will be a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 27 at Clay City Hall to discuss and approve the water tower project authorization, revision of the ethics ordinance, and the second reading of the 2016-2017 budget.