After going into closed session with the topic of personnel and to evaluate water tower cleaning and inspection bids, the council came back into open session.
A motion was made, seconded and approved to hire Michael Wiederholt for the city maintenance worker with the stipulations of a wage of $10 per hour, up to 20 hours per week. He will submit the hours and activity to the city clerk monthly. There will be a 90-day probationary period and will be reviewed at the October council meeting.
It was also authorized by the council to enter into a contract with Utility Services, Pittsburg, KS, to perform the water tower inspection and cleaning for $1,500. Mayor Byron Clark will schedule the service with the firm.
The next regular meeting will be at 7 pm, Monday, August 20.