Darrell Spells, RESIDENT PRESS Contributor
The Hackett City Council held its monthly meeting on February 16, 2017. Chief Spells gave the monthly police update and Fire Chief James McCutcheon reported on fire department activities.
McCutcheon noted that the department is still working on how to resolve the issue with the tanker truck. The Water Department addressed the council and brought the council up to speed on a duplex being built on the north side of town and the water line going to it as well as a couple of leaks that were repaired in town.
Gary Grimes addressed the council regarding the loss of GIF funding. Grimes offered suggestions to the council on ways to help offset the loss of this funding.
In new business, the council was told by Mayor Stephens that Farmers Bank would be paying for the new electronic sign that will be placed in front of city hall. Mayor Stephens also discussed the need for lighting in the new parking area behind city hall.
The council approved the funding for more park improvements. The improvements will be made to the north side of the park.
The council also addressed the need for improvements to the roof of city hall. The issue was tabled until next month.