BAXTER — Baxter City Council Recognizes Volunteers of Captain Robert Orr’s chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which responded and helped restore veterans’ headstones at Baxter Cemetery in May.
Representatives of the organization, Carol Johnson and Paula Persons, addressed the board.
“The most important thing for us is just the honor of being able to clean these stones,” Johnson said, adding that they do more than just veteran stones, but when cleaning these, it’s an honor to take a moment, say their name and recognize their service. .
“Well, we appreciate that, appreciate your efforts and it was an honor to see you working on our cemetery,” Mayor Darrel Olson said.
“Hopefully we can come back,” Johnson said.
“Oh, you can,” Olson replied.
They noted that the cleanup, which incorporates the same product used at Arlington National Cemetery, is expected to last a decade. People said they love providing the service and welcome anyone who wants to join.
In other cases counsel:
Allowed three special event requests for First Baptist Church events, the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association walk.
First Baptist Church on Fairview Road is hosting a 5k run/walk fundraiser starting at 9am on July 30, with the racetrack starting and ending at the church. No roads will be closed for the event. The city has reported that the route will cross the intersection at Inglewood Drive and Excelsior Road and make a left turn onto Excelsior Road from Firewood Drive with a law enforcement officer stationed at both locations. Volunteers are expected to handle all other intersections. The event could mean two additional hours for the police department.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is designed to raise awareness and funds to support victims of domestic violence. The event, hosted by local Sexual Assault Services, will take place August 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mills Ford. Participants will walk on Edgewood Drive. The city noted that the walk typically takes 30 to 40 minutes and requires Edgewood Drive to be closed during that time. The organizers anticipate that a few hundred people will attend the event, which has no financial implications for the city.
The Alzheimer’s Association is organizing a walk on September 24 at the Forestview Middle School site. “The event has grown to such an extent that it is necessary to put in place road closures to safely accommodate the number of people taking part in the march. The estimate is that there will be 500 attendees.The city has advised that the number of attendees will cause staff to close portions of Knollwood Drive and Mountain Ash Drive for approximately one hour the afternoon of the event.Notifications indicated by the city will be sent by mail to residents living along the road and on-duty police personnel will monitor the event.
Approved a permit for retail fireworks for TNT Fireworks at Westside Liquor.
Adopted an amendment to the ordinance after a new state law, which allows a brewer’s license. Cities will license brewers producing 7,500 barrels or less of malt liquor per year for sale up to 128 ounces per customer per day in any packaging that meets state and federal regulations. The city is not proposing additional fees at this time, but will present council with an amended municipal fee schedule if the state establishes a separate license fee, the city said. In a subsequent agenda item, the city approved an amendment to Jack Pine Brewery’s liquor license to allow off-sale sales of up to 128 ounces per customer per day during the license term.
Accepted a donation of $400 from the Baxter Lions Club for the 2022 Children’s Triathlon on August 27 at Whipple Beach to help cover the costs of hosting the event.
Accepted a security grant of $2,300 from CenterPoint Energy through the company’s security grant program to help buy a utility line locator, which costs $5,202.
Named Chuck Anderson position of roads and rainwater manager and will begin the process of filling a public works maintenance position that it frees up for the position of manager.
Approve the purchase of drainage and utilities Eastment for the 2022 Foley Road, Isle Drive and Forthun Road Improvement Project at an estimated cost of $32,500.