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Colmesneil council OKs mower purchase

by Michael G. Maness

Mayor Don Baird convened the Colmesneil City Council Tuesday evening, July 11, at their regularly scheduled time. He asked Councilman Gene Allen to lead the invocation.

Baird asked for citizen comments, and Carolyn Davis, wife of Councilman Kenneth Davis, said, "Fix the pothole."

After a little laughter, there was a bit of discussion. Later in the meeting Baird noted that the Davis' road was the on agenda to be repaired.

The minutes to the previous meeting were approved without comment.

First on the agenda was consideration of buying a new mower. City Secretary Carrie Holson passed out the several bids. In conjunction with the federal program to get a better price, the council settled on the bid from Timberman Supply for a new Grasshopper, several thousand below the next highest bid. And Timberman will buy back the old mower too.

The old Grasshopper was purchased in 2006 and had over 30,000 hours.

Several problems have come about in the last few months. And Baird mentioned his good fortune with the Grasshopper brand. The bid from Timberman was approved.

The financial, office, and water and sewer reports were all passed without comment, and the meeting adjourned in good spirits.