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Armstrong approves road use tax report

By Staff | Sep 3, 2008

ARMSTRONG – The Armstrong City Council Tuesday night approved the city road use tax report for 2007-08.

Of $151,160 in funds available, $83,874 came from road use tax with $13,694 from property taxes, $9,777 special assessments and $43,815 from other sources.

The largest share of the money went for roadway maintenance, $47,497. Another $11,242 went for snow and ice removal, $43,815 engineering, and $3,837 administration. A total of $25,134 went toward retiring street debt.

In other business, the council heard a maintenance report from Tom Leach who reviewed work on a new waterline.

Police Chief Craig Merrill noted costs of $4,000 for a car camera and $500 for overtime. He suggested that the city meet with the new sheriff after the election to work out a new law enforcement assistance agreement between the county and the city.

Merrill also said new signs were put up at the school.

In other matters the council discussed:

n Future playground equipment at Columbian Park.

n Work on the Community Center roof.

n Approved a liquor license, beer and wine, and Sunday sales for Armstrong Liquor Store.

n Appointed Adrian Hagebock to the board of adjustment.

n Agreed to close the city pool Sept. 13.

n Discussed the issue of standing water on the pool deck.

n Councilman Todd Eisenbacher noted that he had met with the cemetery caretaker regarding maintenance issues and that the matter was satisfactorily resolved.