Council declares irrigation emergency
GRANDVIEW - The less irrigation water city residents use on their lawns means the more irrigation water will be made available to local farmers. That is the idea behind the Grandview City Council's decision to declare an irrigation water emergency.
Monday night, council members approved the proclamation, which will limit city and school properties to use 50 percent of normal irrigation amounts, as well as create a watering schedule for citizens in the community. Those citizens and businesses with a street address with an even number will water on even-numbered days, while those with street addresses with an odd number will water on odd-numbered days.
According to City Administrator Jim Sewell, this is the same proclamation council approved in 2000. He noted that five years ago the proclamation made it possible for the city to conserve 18 percent of its irrigation water, making it available to agriculture.
Grandview council approves nuisance ordinance
GRANDVIEW - After spending several meetings combing through the latest draft of the city's nuisance ordinance, the Grandview City Council Monday night voted to approve the 16-page document.
The nuisance order deals with everything from unsightly areas to noise nuisances.
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council Monday night voted to award the city's fuel contract to R.E. Powell at an estimated cost of $67,972.
City Clerk Anita Palacios explained that this is the first time the bid with the lowest cost for regular unleaded fuel didn't also have the lowest cost for diesel fuel. To ensure the lowest bidder was chosen, the city estimated how many gallons of each type of fuel is used annually.
The contract is effective April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006.
Valle named 'Youth of
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, the Grandview City Council honored Grandview Middle School eighth-grader Krystal Valle with the Mayor's Youth of the Month award.
Valle was selected because of her volunteer work at Arthur H. Smith Elementary School.