Gallatin Board of Aldermen announces town swimming pool will not open and asks for donations for cemetery maintenance

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on May 10and discussed the municipal swimming pool and the replacement of a municipal mower and trailer.

It has been announced that the city pool will not open this season as there are not enough lifeguards to operate the pool. City administrator Lance Rains said only eight nominations had been submitted, and there were expected to be 13, including the pool manager.

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards said it was reported on Tuesday (May 10and) that the town mower, hitch and trailer were stolen from the street barn over the weekend. There was a discussion about replacing the zero turn mower and trailer and what the city should do in the meantime.

The council agreed to get bids for a new mower and trailer. Mike Walker will be contacted for temporary mowing on City property.

Council has agreed to notify interested parties of a hydrant removal on Park Street. The fire hydrant will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The Town of Gallatin is soliciting donations for the continued maintenance of the cemeteries. Rains submitted an ad to the Jamesport newspaper. Contributions to help fund the ongoing maintenance of the Lile, Brown and Greenwood cemeteries may be placed in the drop box in the driveway of Town Hall or mailed to the Town of Gallatin, c/o Contribution Memorial Cemetery, 112 East Grand Street, Gallatin, Missouri 64640.

Rains announced that the closing public hearing for the Community Development Block Grant for Advanced Measurement Infrastructure will be held on May 19.and at 3 p.m. The audit will take place on May 25and.

Reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for construction of the sewage plant clarifier is pending. Rains hopes to receive the refund by the end of May.

Rains announced that the town of Gallatin is officially a Main Street community. He said this will allow the city to qualify for downtown improvement grants in the future.

Police Chief Richards reported that the police department has officially transitioned to using the Daviess County Center for Missouri’s Uniform Law Enforcement system. The department went live last week and Richards said it seemed to be going well so far.

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