A dozen people attended the June 22 meeting of the Sturgeon Board of Aldermen.
They heard the city’s aldermen swear in two new members as well as discuss, development, land deals and Facebook.
Visitors included District 44 Representative Cheri Reisch and Trystan Asbury, candidate for Northern Boone County commissioner.
Asbury said he was running to help the county’s children and to bring better leadership to the county.
Chad Martin- director of county emergency management and Chris Kelly- deputy director, were also there, they discussed the county emergency management department. They encouraged the aldermen to track all Coronavirus-related municipal costs for possible reimbursement from the county.
Mark Perkins was there to ask about installing septic systems with pump tanks for his three lots on McDowell Street, and getting permission and access to a city easement to connect them with the city sewer system. The aldermen unanimously approved his request.
Gingerich also said the city’s new skid-loader/excavator has arrived and they have begun using it.
He also said the installation of new gutters on the fairgrounds’ 4-H building has begun. Additionally he said the city has bid the installation of approximately 900 new feet of sewer line.
The aldermen also voted to hire Thomas Sercu for $15 per hour to start with the maintenance department June 29.
SPD Sgt. David Kelb submitted his monthly report. That include discussing how any fireworks shot off outside the permitted time would be treated as a peace disturbance complaint.
The aldermen asked Kelb asked him to begin including monthly patrol-car mileage.
Mayor Steve Crosswhite then brought up some aldermen’s desire to shut down the city’s Facebook page.
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