DIAMONDVILLE — The trailer home on Susie Avenue that caught fire earlier this fall is in the process of being declared a dangerous structure, according to Diamondville police chief Troy Error at the Monday, Dec. 3, council meeting. Once the structure is officially declared dangerous, the town can work on removing it. Error also reported that replacement was needed for a street sign at the corner of Blazon and Sublette that had recently been hit and the signage taken.
Street and parks foreman Russell Gordon reported that things are currently somewhat slow, but that the department is getting geared up for the winter season.
The town will host the first annual bake-off and lighting contest on Thursday, Dec 13, at the Diamondville Town Hall. The council will judge residential holiday lighting on Monday, Dec 10. Winners will be announced at the following week’s council meeting.
Bank of the West will be utilized as the town’s depository of public funds for the 2013 year.
A lengthy list of uncollectable garbage bills was brought to the council’s attention; decisions on how to process the problem bills were decided on a case-by-case basis during the meeting.
Fees at the carwash were discussed before the council recessed the regular meeting to hold an executive session. After fielding several complaints about the most recent time adjustment at the facility, councilmembers decided to increase the available time in addition to increasing the startup cost by 25 cents; charges at the carwash are intended to cover operating costs.
After adjourning the executive session, the council announced that no further action would take place and the meeting concluded with words of thanks and appreciation to the town’s department heads in attendance.