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Chester council takes Ball Park mowing bids

by Michael G. Maness

Chester City Council met in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, at their City Hall with all council persons present. City Secretary Annette Hickman read the previous meeting's minutes, which were passed, as were the financial statements for the city and Chester Gas System.

Discussion of previous business regarding the hiring of part-time help to work under the city secretary was discussed, and they approved the hiring for up to 10 hours per week.

Credit was extended for gas bills whose late charges would be incurred when the 15th fell on weekends.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan was briefly discussed again, and approved, regarding working with the Tyler County and others during emergencies.

The previous motion for a "Resolution to Deny" the request to modify Entergy's Interruptible Service Rate Schedule was also briefly discussed and affirmed.

Councilman Eric Holton was concerned about their ballpark being mowed regularly, and a lively discussion ensued on how to get this done. The city was thankful for the various help they had received from time to time from the Sherriff's office and others. They considered buying a quality mower and hiring part-time help. They concluded, and then approved, for the city to begin receiving bids from mowing professionals.

They were glad to meet and adjourned in high spirits, proud of their city.

Anyone wishing to bid on mowing for the City of Chester must be bonded and may call Mayor Elton Lawrence at 936-215-1309 to set up an appointment to visit and bid.

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