By Alex Haglund
At their first regular meeting in June, the Nashville City Council approved new hires, including two part time summer employees and one full time employee.
The full time employee is new streets department employee Jordan R. Davis.
The part time employees are street department summer helper Clint Johannes and utilities department summer helper Stephen Reuss.
All new hires were approved pending the results of their physicals and clean drug tests.
The city approved buying a 2016 Ford truck after receiving bids. The low bid was from Holzhauer’s of Nashville and the truck will cost the city $21,938.27.
The council heard from Jay Colbrook of the Nashville Planning Commission, who presented a request for annexation to the council.
The land to be annexed is five acres which is coming off of Gary Moeller’s property, along with a 50-foot wide strip for him to be able to drive down to reach his fields. The five acres in question was sold to his daughter and son-in-law, Brianne and Jonathan Steinkamp, who plan to use it as a home site, and who made the initial request for annexation.
After the council approves the request, Colbrook said, “we’ll have another meeting to have it subdivided out. It’s kind of backwards,” he added, “but it’s already been platted out by the county.”
The annexation was approved with the authorizing ordinance to be drawn.
Updated trenching equipment needed by the utilities department is being researched by department Superintendent Blaine Middleton. He told council members that he had put information on equipment he was looking at in their mailboxes and would be discussing it with them at the next meeting.
The council approved spending $250 to once again be part of the NCHS Music Patron program, which would have the city of Nashville’s name and logo emblazoned on the band’s equipment trailer.
“I think everyone knows that they are headed to New York in a few days,” council member Erik Rolf said. “We’ve got a good band, a good program.”
In the month of May, 291 residents used the recycling program and recycled 21,500 pounds of material.