Gallatin Aldermen address a multitude of issues at latest meeting

Daviess County Courthouse

A bid opening meeting is Friday for Gallatin’s proposed water treatment plant.

The 10 o’clock session is at the city hall. At a meeting Monday night of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen, it was reported Sinkhorn’s Tree Service completed tree trimming and will finish picking up brush this week. On another note, Gallatin employees have been installing LED lights with approximately 20 left to install around the square.

It was reported well water pump number four was hit by lightning and sustained quite a bit of damage. An insurance claim has been filed by the city of Gallatin.

Bids were submitted for upgrading the 2400 electric system with each including two weeks of labor and a four person crew. Scobee Powerline Construction provided a bid of 34 thousand dollars. The bid from Barnett Power Line LLC is 38 thousand.

Public Works Director Mark Morey is to get bids on tree trimming on Johnson Street prior to the electric system upgrade. Discussion was tabled until bond refinancing options are brought to the board of aldermen.

Police Chief Mark Richards presented a community service award to Mi Mexico of Gallatin and to Mrs. Vilma Holt – Gallatin 6th grade teacher – for their support of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, program. Gallatin Police last week completed a bicycle safety program for the kindergarten classes.

The VFW will be at Brown Cemetery this weekend to collect donations for maintenance work.

Donations also are accepted at the Gallatin City Hall.