Armstrong approves road use tax report
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.