Welcome approves CARES grant funds

WELCOME — The Welcome City Council approved the business and non-profit grant assistance using CARES money from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security act funds. Welcome Legion received $3,500, Gerhardt’s Catering received $4,000, Trinity Lutheran Church received $4,000, St. Paul’s UCC received $2,000, and Rino Concrete received $1,500.

The council certified the Nov. third election results with Mayor Newville being re-elected for a two-year term. Councilman Eric Anderson was re-elected for a four-year term and Elroy Glidden was elected to a four-year term as a new council member.

Property taxes were assessed with the 2019 street improvement assessments adopted also. There were no comments from residents at the meeting.

These funds are to help with the lost revenues due to the pandemic.

The council did not approve a request to build a hoop barn on a Montgomery Street property.

The council discussed the prices of the property at Fifth Street and Dugan street. The city has already invested $36,766 in expenses. A motion was passed to ask $30,000 and the buyer must build within a year of purchase. The buyer must build a single-family house valued at least $250,000, not including outbuildings.

The city employee and council discussed raising/replacing the “No Truck” sign, which is too low due to the pole breaking.

Max Longley reported the pump was replaced at the water plant.

The council will use their iPads to conduct their meetings beginning on Dec. first. This is due to avoiding COVID infections. Watch for live streaming information later.


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