NEWS & UPDATES: March 1, 2018
As we begin the spring season and experience the beauty of the new foliage and flowers, it is the perfect time to have Clean-Up Month in Ivanhoe! At our February Council Meeting it was decided to assist folks in removing unwanted old appliances. If you have anything of that sort that you would like to get rid of we will arrange for pick-up and, if needed, assistance in getting your things out to the street. Call 409-550-9498.
As everyone is aware by now, the City has obtained quite a bit of equipment in the past year and set aside $60,000 (overage from last year) for the acquisition of additional equipment this year. The reason this is so important to us is that we do not have to pay the cost of overhead for someone else to do our work. Also, the City has control of scheduling when work will be done. This actually saves us money. A good example is the side-boom mower attachment for the Mini-ex. In the past, we have had to contract with the county to do our side boom mowing which cost at least $5,000 each time. The cost of the attachment was $4,500 and so it paid for itself in one use.
Friday, the 23rd of February, a special meeting was called for the purpose of approving the purchase of a dump truck. We are going to be doing major work on our drainage problems and we will need a dump truck to haul the sand/dirt from ditches, etc. We currently are paying $55.00 per hour for the rental of a dump truck and are subject to availability. With the work that is planned, it will pay for itself in a relatively short time. The expenditure was approved subject to inspection and as of this date the truck has not yet been purchased.
We took advantage of the meeting to also schedule the Town Hall Meetings to discuss the upcoming Bond Election. Dates are: March 27th at 6:30 PM and April 21st at 10:00 AM; and will be held at the Ivanhoe Community Center. We are hoping that our citizens will come and bring their questions. Printed material will be available as soon as we get the info from the engineers.
I again, would like to encourage our citizens to come to meetings, visit our website, request information, etc. All records are available. Please get the facts.
Again, as elected officials, we are not able to participate in social media but we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call me or come in and ask questions or share your concerns.
All of our financials, meeting minutes, ordinances, etc. are on this website.
Hope to see you at our upcoming meetings.
PS: All of our ordinances are easily accessed by clicking on the Government tab.
Town Hall Meetings Scheduled
To Discuss Bond Election
Two town hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss the upcoming Bond Election: Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30 PM. and Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 AM at the Ivanhoe Community Center.
Be sure and come and be prepared to ask questions and get answers. The engineers and the bond issu-ers will also be there to give us additional answers.
Please come and invite your neighbors.
March is Ivanhoe Clean-Up Month!
If you have old appliances you want to get rid of, please call our Public Works Coordinator at 409-550-9498 to schedule a pick up and/or assistance in getting your things to the street.
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