Warsaw Sets Election Of Alderpersons

Homer May
County Reporter
Under new business, Monday eve Nov. 19, Warsaw Alderpersons agreed to provide for a general election, in early 2019, of representatives from Wards 1, 2, 3. Filing starts at 8 AM Dec. 11.
The meeting opened at 6 PM, with Alderpersons Lou Breshears, Eric Masoner, Terry Marshall Sr., Dave Williams present. Aldermen Eric Flores and Adam Howe were absent. Mayor Eddie Simons presided; City Clerk Jessica Kendall recorded. First actions taken were to approve the evening’s agenda and minutes of the Nov. 5 meeting, then authorize payment of bills presented. There was no old business.
Under new business, the group approved two ordinances: (1) Affirming a previously accepted gift of the former Elbeco building. The City will own that building, but the new lessee will pay all taxes and fees. The plan is to provide employment for a number of local residents. (2) Establishing landlord liability for unpaid utility bills of tenants, on 1st reading only. City Clerk Kendall intends to send a notification to landlords that the matter will be again discussed, at the group’s next meeting; and a 2nd reading of that ordinance may be then presented.
In late session, the group approved a $33,999 bid by Superior Tank Co, Madisonville, KY, to paint the City’s stand pipe, with an intent to possibly paint the water tower in 2019. And, with group approval, Kenneth “Lance” Swearngin was appointed to serve on the City’s Board of Adjustments. A discussion relating to a proposed heat pump for the Community Building basement was tabled. Just before the group went into executive session about 6:20 PM, People Service Mgr. Mark Breshears spoke about bids received for repairs to a lift station, but no action was taken. Reports were received from the City’s Departments, Boards and Commissions, with no comments.
Visitors are welcome at these open sessions, usually held on 1st and 3rd Monday eves. But contact City Hall (Ph: 660-438-5522) for updated information.