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By Mike Lakin The CEF.CU repossession on West Cooke has been a growing issue for two years. It's a ripple effect. The closer you live to the property, the more you want something done. And who could blame the neighbors for wanting something done? CEFCU contacted Mayor Jim CEFCU offer doesn't Settle matter Public Works Director Mike Patridge said set a deadline for action, The failed deadline would bring condemnation by the City. Police Chief Lynn Freer said he wants it gone. City Attorney Tom Van Hook said the City could negotiate a demolition; helping to pay part Counsel Rejects Stone River Stone River's offer to sell the City electricity at, a projected savings, of $4,000 a year was rejected. Delmar Stewart attended the meeting. He said he had served the City 22-years. you had anybody from AMEREN here to talk about this?" Alder- man Knauer, "I have talked to someone, but they did not attend any meeting." Mayor Fuhrer said the con- tract was a one-year test con- tract• He said, "I'd take the chance to save $4,000." Alderman John Utterback was accidents• Two are not working. Street sweeper is working• Repairs cost $210. The Counsel approved the $1,500 fee to the county develop- ment. If the Post Office moves the outside drive-up box to the alley behind the Post Office, the City will add two parking places at Fuhrer with what they called an of the cost. Mr. Van Hook will And, he didn't like the contract, not in favor the last meeting, the Post Office. • check into commencing litiga- Mr. Stewart saidthe Citywould He was not favoring the contract City's 2010 dump truck has a the"°utlineMayor°ftoneeds'"give themTheYbidsaSkedon tion. .... be the last to get reconnected this meeting. He said, "The fine recaIl. Mike said, "At least it mowing, cleaning out the house. In the real estate pot is when the power is out. Alder- print reads, to me, that the con- hasn'thadto be towed." • " u M man Darrell Knauer responded tract could change." Inland Tool sewer extension i + the Red Door bmldln . r. Van . and boarding the structure up. Hook said the auction is over. th.at the City would pay a trans- Alderman Randy Reeter said will be done soon. The Counsel's "outline ofneeds" There is a court hearing in May mission fee to AMEREN. Buying he could not get this contract. He Storm sewers are being isthey want the property sold ..... to confirm the sale The owner emcricity fromAMEREN's sub- wanted to knowwhy AMEREN's repaired. or demolished. lttmg .there, could challenge at the hearing, sidiary (Stone River) would not subsidiary would take money City will tar street cracks as boarded up, is not a somuon ior Mr Van Hook said "We'll see make the City the last one to get away from AMEREN. soon as possible. Streets ill ,• ' , the City. what happens, power back. Mr. Stewart, Have Onthe vote, Aldermen Darrell be barricaded while tarring is Knauer and Pete Howvoted yes. done. Keeps down complaints 10 lOU Alderman Randy Reeter voted about tar on vehicles. ]l'__ lIT___ Know no. Alderman John Utterback City will work with township abstained. With Aldermen and county to install new road Tricia Aylesworth and John into football field - soccer filed Internet Banking" Who You Can Trust? Poffenbarger absent, the vote on north end. Mayor Fuhrer   failed. Mayor Fuhrer could not wants to know what costs are. vote because there was not a tie Mayor Fuhrer and Mike ' vote. Alderman Utterback'spar- Patridge are on the "Brown Water Committee". Will see what , It's a hard choice in today's ing) was not a no vote and not a is causing the colored water in *-- E@ financial marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? 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