Damages resulting from a burglary at the Purdy Community Center and Purdy Library and city improvement projects were the main topics of discussion held during the April Purdy City Council meeting.
At the onset of the meeting, newly elected officials were sworn in. Ron Dutra will continue his position as Purdy mayor with Steve Roden, Wayne Rupp, Rex Coffey and Ken Real serving as Purdy aldermen. Ken Real was also appointed city treasurer and Attorney Don Trotter will continue his position as the city's attorney. Debbie Redshaw will also retain her post as city clerk.
Turning attention to the Community Center, several locks and doors were severely damaged from the break-in, and telephone lines to the library were cut. The library also reported there was $80 worth of cash and coins stolen.
|According to the Barry County Sheriff's Department, the suspects gained entry to the Community Center by prying open a door.||Due to the break-in, an estimated $2,000 in property damage was reported.|
In an effort to start budgeting for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2009, the city of Purdy has received estimates for asphalting city streets.
Quotes for the project were received from Hutchens Construction, of Purdy, and Blevins Asphalt, of Mt. Vernon.
Public Works Superintendent Ted McEntire will begin evaluating city streets to help determine which ones will take priority based on the condition of each street.
In other business, city council members heard reports of theft, drug-related arrests and a report of an active meth lab that had been located by the drug task force in the Purdy area.
During March, there were 26 traffic stops, 14 citations issued and 17 verbal warnings issued.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for May 12 at 5:30 p.m.