By Alex Haglund
The Nashville City Council approved an ordinance for the levy of tax money by the Nashville Public Library at their meeting on Thursday, December 17, the last regular meeting of the council for 2015.
Prior to approving the ordinance and prior to the meeting being called to order, the council held a truth in taxation hearing for the ordinance, due to the fact that the levy is requesting a nine-percent increase in the amount of funds compared to last year (these public hearings are required for any increase past five-percent over the previous year).
A bid painting and refinishing of the clarifiers at the Nashville water plant, discussed at the second November meeting, was approved by the council. The bid the council accepted was for the job to be done by Quality Assured Industrial Coatings of Alton for a cost of $146,900.
The painting will take as many as 60 days and will begin after the New Year. City employees will be cleaning the rooms to be worked on in order to save time and money.
K9 Vehicle And Mower
The new K9 vehicle for the Police Department, a Ford Explorer-based Interceptor has been delivered and will be in use shortly.
The city also has now taken possession of the arm mower that it has purchased.
Trash And Recycling
There will be no changes to the trash pick-up schedule due to the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, both are on Fridays when there are no pickups scheduled anyway.
The compost site will close at the end of business on December 30. The site will reopen in April.
Christmas tree pickup in Nashville will be on Monday January 4 and Monday, January 11. Citizens are asked to have their trees out at the curb by 7 a.m.
Several lots were deplatted and part of Heather Drive in the Willowbrook subdivision was approved to be abandoned by the city council/ The request for the changes was made by Andy Kirchner, who said that some neighbors wish to buy some of the land.
The city approved renewal of its general liability, EPLI, commercial auto, inland marine and workers comp insurance plans at a total cost of $180,000 for the year.