Monett City Council members received reports about a variety of activities undertaken by city employees during the September monthly council meeting.
Municipal Court Clerk Mechele Tharp reported she had attended training seminars sponsored by the Office of State Court Administrators. The city hosted one of the sessions at the Justice Center providing an update on law changes made by the state legislature.
Animal Control Officer Alicia Graves said new state regulations may increase the city's cost to transport animals to the Humane Society in Carthage.
Housing construction has continued at a slow pace, according to Building Inspector Wade Ennes. Two new permits have been issued. Plans were received for the new Monett Community Church facility east of the Justice Center.
A total of 73 properties have been written up for nuisance violations, Ennes said. Thirteen of those cases were presently in the city court system.
The two newest Monett police officers have completed their training, according to Police Sergeant Jerry Harrison who was reporting for Chief Tim Schweder. Officer Scott Landreth was presently recovering from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch said electric crews had changed 22 utility poles in the past month and worked on underground services in the Ridgemont Meadows subdivision. In addition approximately 2,500 lineal feet of new water main have now been installed as part of the effort funded by the Recovery Zone Bonds.
Rauch reported the city had hired a leak detection service for the water system as part of its water distribution maintenance program and found several previously undetected leaks in the process.