Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve items during meeting

Daviess County Courthouse

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a pay application, an invoice, and two bills at its meeting Monday evening.

The board approved the Ross Construction pay application as well as the Snyder invoice. One bill authorized the mayor to enter into a contract with John Gillum, CPA, LLC for audit services. The other established a procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interests for certain municipal officials in Gallatin.

Police Chief Mark Richards reported the condemned brick house on Maple Street was sold, and the new owners plan to remodel it. The board also discussed another condemned house in town.

Public Works Director Mark Morey reported crews will prepare this week for Chautauqua. He said there are three possible chip seal machines on an auction site. He is waiting on an order of cold mix to be delivered for pothole repair. Morey agreed to order oil to help seal cracks in newly paved streets before winter.

He reported the water department repaired five water leaks in the last month and electric crews experienced a power outage affecting several homes Monday. Morey said several hydraulic lines have been repaired on the loader.

Roof repairs on the cupola building are complete. The contractor will not be able to finish work on the steel frames and windows before Chautauqua.

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher reported Rapid Removal wants to change the recycle pick up days from Tuesday and Wednesday to just Wednesday. The company will play notice of the change in recycling bins.

Citywide cleanup with Rapid Removal will be October 10th and 11th.

The board of aldermen entered into a closed session.