The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by: Christy Kienast, The Quill
The La Harpe City council met on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the La Harpe City Hall. All councilman and women were present except councilman Mike Bennett.
The public safety committee held a meeting in the last two weeks and has come to the recommendation to the council that the city replace the aging Chevrolet Impala police squad car. Police Chief Justin
Livingston has asked about a replacing it with a truck. The committee agreed that this is a good idea.
They looked into possibly getting a new truck but will check on prices for a slightly used truck that could be modified for a police squad car. The council made note that the Hancock County Sheriffs office has all dodge vehicles and is having very good luck with them.
The city of La Harpe is still under a "No Burn" ban. This will be enforced by the city police officers.
The city council made a $200 donation to the La Harpe Haunted House to help set off the cost of the insurance bill the group got hit with this year.
The city will be working on applying for a grant for work on the water mains on the south side of town.
This grant has been applied for 3 times before and has been denied.
Mayor Ken Brown and a representative from WIRC will travel around La Harpe this week to find properties for the housing grant.
Mayor Ken Brown read a letter of retirement from Police Officer Larry Finch. Finch hopes to stay on until the end of April 2012.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30.