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Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

 

The Holly Trustees voted to accept the 2018 Prowers County Sheriff’s annual contract for law enforcement services for the town. The price, $58,000, is unchanged from the previous year.  A decision to renew was needed before the end of year to enable the Trustees to work on the 2018 town budget.  During a previous meeting, Holly Town Clerk, Megan Jara, informed the board that a new patrol vehicle would be required in the 2019 agreement.

2018 Trustee meeting dates were set for the approaching year. With two exceptions, April 11th and July 11th, the Trustees meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the town Depot.  David Willhite was re-appointed to represent the town on the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) board for three more years, until December 31, 2021.

By resolution, the Trustees authorized rate adjustments for 2018 to certain classifications relating to the water and sewerage facilities for Holly. In-Town water rate tariffs will go up from $21.98 to $22.71 and Out of Town rates will go from $28.41 to $29.35.  Residential and Commercial Tier sewer rate tariffs for In-Town service will go from $8.79 to $9.08 and Out of Town will go from $11.36 to $11.74.

Resolution 2017-7 sets rates to accept appliances and electronic devices to be stored for recycling and disposal. This was a reluctant vote on the part of the Trustees, but was deemed necessary to cover the costs associated with proper storage these devices.  Becoming effective on January 9, 2018, a general appliance will cost $8.00 and electronic waste such as a console-type tv, or one larger than 32 inches will cost $25.  Televisions up to 32 inches or cathode ray rube monitors or smaller flat screen tvs will cost $15 and $5 will be charged for laptops, monitors, microwaves or stereo components.  The wage scale for town employees was approved for 2018 with the exception of seasonal swimming pool workers.

The state landfill status inspection report from the CDPHE was accepted and it was noted that a pile of discarded telephone poles will need to be dug up from the landfill burial site. The ordinance to set mill levies was tabled pending approval of the 2018 budget and a draft ordinance prohibiting parking of trucks, truck-tractors and trailers on public streets was discussed briefly and will be reviewed at a later date with no action taken on the matter.

By Russ Baldwin

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