City votes on a number of items
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The Metropolis City Council held its regular meeting July 25.

The eight members voted on the following items:

• Approved proceeding with a grant for an emergency boat for the Fire Department.

• Approved the low quote for 275 gallons of No. 4 Insecticide — $12,347.50 from L.D. Supply.

• Approved the expenditure of $2355.67 for air conditioner repairs at Public Works by Advanced Heating & Air.

• Approved the low quote of $2628.67 from Parker Heating & Air for an air conditioning unit for Council Chambers.

• Held the first reading on two ordinances. The first amends the rules and regulations pertaining to towing. The second amends the ordinance relating to gambling. Both readings were tabled to the Ordinance Committee for further discussion.

• After suspending the rules, passed an ordinance enacting and adopting Supplement 10 to the city's Code of Ordinances.

• Adopted a resolution authorizing the sale of surplus real estate located on Devers Road.

• Heard two reports by city attorney Rick Abell. The first concerned the waterline insurance company Home Serve. The second was the First Baptist Church sign.

• Approved, in a 7-0 vote with Alderman Richard Corzine abstaining, a $40,000 CDAP loan for DC Ventures. The Community Development Assistance Program is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The state money is loaned by cities to help new and  existing business.

• Approved the purchase of energy efficient street light retrofit for West 10th Street from HD Supply in the amount of $29,654.94.

• Approved, in a 7-1 vote with Corzine against, the blanket purchase order for sodium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfite from Brenntag in the amount of $100,000 for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

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