Ducks Unlimited requests funding for Sweet Springs event

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Davis Creek Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold a dinner and auction Thursday, Nov. 4.

An organization official asked Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen for a $400 reimbursement to help pay for advertising during the city's meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Tonya Winfrey heads the chapter and stated that the event drew between 175 and 200 people to Sweet Springs last year. According to Winfrey, the event raised "between $16- to $18,000" for conservation.

The board voted to reimburse the organization upon viewing receipts.

The city pool was also discussed during the meeting. In a previous meeting, pool managers addressed damage to the expansion joint and the need to repaint.

Mid-America Pools estimated $4,950 worth of repairs and Aldermen voted unanimously to sign a contract with the company, which can begin working around the end of next week.

Mayor Kinney and the board expressed their appreciation to those who attended Sunday's Town Hall meeting.

"We are not closing the pool or contemplating it," Kinney said. "We will go forward and have a much better year."

In addition, the Public Works Department requested a uniform allowance. The amount of $350 per person, which covers four employees, will be distributed twice each year. It's estimated this will bring a savings of $119 per year to the city.

The board went into closed session to discuss personnel matters.

Mayor Kinney and all Aldermen were present.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8.

Contact Sarah Reed at sreed@marshallnews.com

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