Planning ahead for the holidays, the Brookport City Council set several dates at its November meeting. Saturday, Nov. 23 will be the Christmas Bazaar to be held in City Hall from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Home baked goods and decorations will be featured as well as other vendors.
Shop with a Cop will conduct a roadblock seeking donations for their program on Nov. 30. Then they will take selected kids shopping on Dec. 21 so they can choose presents for their families.
The city Christmas party for employees and elected officials will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. The meat dish is being donated and attendees will bring the sides.
Santa Claus and his wife will come to Brookport's Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall. Last minute lists can be given to Santa and refreshments will be served.
Plans are being made for community Christmas caroling on Monday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
In city business, bills of $72,541 were accepted to be paid; $46,000 was for insurance. Alison Boyt gave the treasurer's report stating there was $96,540 in the general fund. She also gave a rundown of the other accounts.
Mayor Tami Wessel reported the application for a sewer replacement grant has been started. Any sewer related complaints should be directed to the EPA to emphasize the need in Brookport to have this project done and showing cause for acceptance of the application.
Brown Engineering has began requesting bids for the storm drain repairs on Crockett and West Fifth streets.
The floodwall inspection is to be done by Neil Cash on Monday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 19. The city had completed four noted repairs this year but still expects some deficiencies.
She also said Brookport officers are getting certifications for the breath analyzer by attending a two-day class.
Wessel ended her report by stating the city is working on the Emergency Act Plan for water and sewer.
Neither the fire nor police departments was represented for a report.
A short closed session was held to discuss personnel issues.
Discussion was held and items approved to buy police department members appropriate jackets for winter with the appropriate police insignia costing $640, which is within its budget. Also accepted was to purchase a part for the lagoon, including installation labor, for $3,213.
The Tax Levy Ordinance was passed allowing the maximum amount of increase in taxes.
Several items on the agenda were tabled due to lack of additional information.