The City of Kahoka is getting out of the cable TV and internet business. In closed session at the end of their regular board meeting on Monday, June 11, the Board of Aldermen discussed a proposal from MidAtlanticBroadband of Chantilly, Virginia to acquire the city-owned cable and internet system. The company currently provides service in Potosi and Canton, Missouri. The board gave Mayor Jerry Webber the authorization to pursue the agreement.
Lucinda Clubb from the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission was in attendance to discuss finalizing the demolition grant. There is about $23,000 left in grant funds, and she will request that the city be reimbursed for some of their expenses.
Sandy Kleine asked the board if anything could be done about a neighbor living in a home without water or electricity, citing a terrible smell and vermin.
City Attorney Brett Bozarth said they would contact the Clark County Health Department to take steps to address the sanitation and cleanliness issues.
In other business, the board:
-Discussed a recurring dog problem. Police Chief Bill Conger encouraged the resident to continue to file reports. Bozarth added that after three convictions, the dog could be deemed a public nuisance.
-Approved a bid for painting the city’s water tower for $61,200.
-Approved W.L. Miller’s paving bid in the amount of $101,491.49.
-Approved building permits for Jason Brown, Shirley Vice and Larry Young.
-Approved the 2018-19 wage ordinance. Click the link to see the complete ordinance. Kahoka wage ordinance
-Mayor Webber presented the annual fireworks proclamation. Fireworks may be discharged within the City Limits on:
June 29th from 8:00 am until midnight
June 30th from 8:00 am until midnight
July 1st from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm
July 2nd from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm
July 3rd from 8:00 am until midnight
July 4th from 8:00 am until midnight
July 5th from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm
July 6th from 8:00 am until midnight
July 7th from 8:00 am until midnight
-Approved the purchase of five complete sets or bunker gear for the fire department. The $9995 cost will be split 70/30 with Clark County Rural Fire Department.
-Discussed the purchase of a new pole truck for the electric department. The current truck is 27 years old, and needs costly repairs.
-Approved liquor licenses for Ayerco, Mac’s Duer’s, Dollar General, C&R, Ed’s Bar and Grill and Casey’s.