grants business licenses, talks parking-lot repair
By Jessica Allen
February 20, 2009 | MILLVILLE Thursday night the
City Council approved business licenses, reappointed
board members, discussed work on the city park and parking
lot, and discussed credit cards for fuel that the city
vehicles can use.
Planning Commissioner Catyse Easton was reappointed
during the meeting as her term had expired and need
to be renewed, as well as Appeal Authority Lance Zollinger.
Two licenses were approved, one for Ryan J. Davis'
Royal Inspection and another for Kirk Lay's business,
Kirk's Vinyl Repair.
Business owners who have not renewed their licenses
can expect letters to be sent to them informing them
that the city has not received a filled out renewal
form and will be considered no longer in business if
they do not send one in soon. If business owners fail
to renew their businesses in time they will have to
apply for a new license.
Sheltered benches are being considered for the city
park as well as a chain link fence near the soccer field
with a possible walkway.
Slurry seal will start to be used on the parking lot,
as Superintendent Gary Larsen said that it chips less
than other kinds and creates a smoother surface, making
one of the best he's seen. He is impressed with how
it's held up on other projects where it was used three
Cost for the slurry seal will be about $27,000 but
Larsen considers it better than some of the other kinds
he's seen; with $10,000 in the budget for landscaping
for this year Larsen said he would like to use $3,500
on the parking lot for tar to be put in the cracks and
said that it was "in need of some T.L.C."
Fuel charges for city vehicles were also discussed
during the meeting regarding giving credit cards to
the drivers. The credit cards would only work at certain
gas stations and the driver would have to give a pin
that would be the last four digits of their Social Security
number, and would also have to enter the mileage of
the vehicle. If those two things didn't match up, who
ever swipes the card wouldn't be able to use it, ensuring
that only the city vehicle drivers would be the only
ones using it and for only the city vehicles.