MINER -- Betty Barnes and Frank Tatum are back on the Miner Board of Aldermen.
Board members first approved the appointment of board members Justin Medley and Peggy Holman and Miner citizens Bill Unger, Mitch Thompson, Gale Wessling and Mary Davis to represent Miner on the Tax Increment Financing commission for the U.S. Highway 62-Drury Drive intersection during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Thursday.
The appointments are contingent on the appointees being willing to serve.
After board members accepted the April 4 election results, City Clerk Janet Tuttle then swore in Barnes as mayor, Tatum as Ward 1 alderman, and Holman to another consecutive term as Ward 2 alderman before addressing new business items listed on the agenda.
* A bluegrass festival is coming to Miner.
Ken Stallings, chairman for the SEMO Shrine Club Clowns' Cotton Pickin' Bluegrass Festival, presented information to board members on what organizers hope will be an ongoing event held twice each year in Miner.
Having received the board's approval, the first bluegrass festival is scheduled for May 19-21 at a vacant field next to the Hinton RV Park.
"This is our very first one," Stallings said. "It should really be a major function for Miner."
A fall bluegrass festival is also planned for Oct. 5-8.
"The more we get our name out there the better," said Barnes.
* Lorraine Simpson was reappointed to a one-year term as city treasurer. The monthly salary for the position will remain at $400.
Appointments to the city attorney and fire chief positions, however, were tabled as Barnes said she would like to meet with the present city attorney and fire chief before making her nominations.
A special meeting to make the appointments may be scheduled after Barnes meets with them.
* A contract with the owners of a new motel was tabled.
The agreement is related to a parking lot which would cover the city's sewer and water mains.