City of Russell
January 21, 2019
Present: Duane Bedford (Mayor), Council members: Chris Feehan, Terry Newcomb, Casey DeHoedt and City Maintenance Supervisor Jim Larrington and Cindy Smith, City Clerk.
Duane Bedford, Mayor, called the meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m.
Duane Bedford had attended a Lucas County Conference Board Meeting regarding the 911 budget for the county. They are in the process of getting digital handheld radios at no cost to the fire department. It is expected that 8 will be allocated to Chariton Fire department and 4 will be allotted to other fire departments within the county. Recycling was also discussed at this meeting and a new recycling trailer will be purchased with board recycling funds of $432.00 coming from capital funding and the City of Russell will add an additional $500.00 for this purchase.
Council also discussed further the possibility of selling our current road grader and purchasing a used one from the county and how this could possibly work. Chris Feehan is working on this project. Jim Larrington will also be in the process of getting what our grader would be worth. There is a March 1st deadline on getting the project completed.
SCICF Grant monies were also discussed and which project the community would get the most from. Duane is going to research on what all needs to be done. The grant application must be submitted by the end of the month.
The rest of the meeting was discussing and creating a budget for the fiscal year 2019/2020. This must be finalized by March 15, 2019 and submitted to the County Auditor and the State.
Casey Dehoedt motioned for adjournment at 9:15 and this was seconded by Chris Feehan
Duane Bedford, Mayor
Cindy A Smith, City Clerk