PARK DISTRICT MEETING
The Kingsbury Park district held a public meeting last night to help generate ideas to improve the district services to the community. Members of the public and Park district board members, formed four groups to brainstorm ideas. After the session, participants voted for their favorite project. Bike and hiking trails to join the City to Patriots Park got big thumbs up from the group. A skateboard park, enclosing the Park district pool for year round use and a Community Center were among other ideas that got support, at Monday nights meeting.
POCAHONTAS VILLAGE BOARD DISCUSSES CONTRACT WITH ALLIED WASTE
The Pocahontas Village Board met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. Board members discussed the proposed new three-year contract with Allied Waste, the current contract ends March 22nd. The board agreed to the rate structure of $10.73 for 2008, $11.27 for the following year and $11.84 for the final year. However, they would like village attorney Kevin Sybert to discuss with Allied Waste the elimination of two added paragraphs referring to the company being able to re-open the contract if diesel costs went above $3.65 a gallon. If that were the case, the board would like to be able to seek other bids.
In other business, board members heard a report from George Shaw in regards to a house being demolished on State Street and the plans to take down two more in the near future. And the board approved a request from the National Road to use the park on June 14th for the citywide yard sale. The next meeting of the Pocahontas Village Board will be March 24th.