Purdy aldermen approved refinancing $440,000 in bonds through UMB at their July 11 meetng. The amount represents the remaining balance on water system improvement funding that included a new water tower and well drilled in 2002.
The move will result in a $24,077 savings in interest for the City of Purdy.
Aldermen also approved an ordinance to raise base water rates for customers by 40 cents per 1,000 gallons.
Customers living inside the city limits will pay $16.50 for the first 1,000 gallons, and $3.50 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.
Customers living outside the city limits receiving water service will pay $35.75 for the first 1,000 gallons and $3.50 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.
In his report to aldermen, public works employee Ted McIntire noted that the new air conditioning system for City Hall had been installed and was working well.
City workers also repaired the sidewalk in front of the post office where a motorist had hit the outside mail receptacle. The mail box was not damaged, but the sidewalk had crumbled.
Additionally, workers repaired six standpipes at the lagoon, filled a cistern on Monroe Street and hauled eight loads of brush.
In his report to the board, Police Chief Jackie Lowe told aldermen that residents of the Autumn Woods Apartment complex were going door-to-door asking neighbors if they could buy prescription medications such as Xanax and hydrocodone. Additional complaints at the property included juvenile children consuming alcohol and a report of stolen medication. The case remains under investigation.
Aldermen are also considering what measures can be taken to prevent youngsters from climbing the pole that holds the airplane at the city park.
The next regular meeting of the Purdy City Council will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at City Hall.