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Miner board raises water line tap fees

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

MINER - Meeting Tuesday night for its regular monthly

session, the Board of Aldermen approved two items

relating to property.

The first item involved correcting an error on the

city map which listed the Schlitt property as C-1

(commercial) when it should actually read I-1

(industrial). The second item was a request from

Joseph and Kirby Allen to have the city annex their

property, located on the east side of Route H.

A public hearing prior to the regular meeting resulted

in no citizen input on the two matters.

Water tap fees will increase by at least $25 for 3/4

pipes following action taken by the aldermen. The fee

is paid when residents hook up to the city's water

lines.

"The city is losing a lot of money on water tap fees

and we feel these fees need to be increased," Mayor

Frank Tatum said prior to the vote.

The city will continue to offer to foot the bill for

flu and hepatitis vaccinations for city workers,

despite cost increases in hepatitis shots.

"I think the city in the past has paid to have the

shots for the city personnel," Tatum said.

The flu shots will remain at the cost of $5 but due to

a limited supply, the health department is encouraging

only high-risk residents get them first. However the

hepatitis shots have increased from $5 to $23.

In other city business:

* A bid was awarded to David Bird to set up a web site

for the city; he was the only bidder.

* Approval was given to amend the bylaws to the

tourism commission in order to allow the

city-designated member to appoint a "pinch hitter"

when that member is unable to attend meetings.

* Reflecting a move by the state lawmakers, the board

of aldermen lowered the blood alcohol content (BAC)

limit to 0.8.

* The board agreed to check into a citizen complaint

about a water bill for $204.68.

Following regular business, the aldermen adjourned

into executive session to discuss personnel and

finance.