Chief Operator Jack Baldwin announced at the May 7 Hopkins City Council meeting that Mid-America Road Builders, Platte City, will be in Hopkins the week of May 15, if the weather holds.

Materials were staged in Hopkins last fall, with some street work started. Weather issues caused the company to postpone work until spring. Baldwin and Mid-America Representative Troy Mills looked at the streets and reviewed the needed work at the beginning of May.

Discussion was held on having a citywide spring clean-up day. Porter Trash Service, the current city garbage collector, won’t provide more service than the weekly trash route.

The council is urging Hopkins residents to put extra trash out during the weekly collection. Hopkins residents who have city water service also have trash service.

Hazardous materials need to be handled by the Nodaway County Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection site located at Nodaway County Maintenance Barn, 1516 East Halsey, Maryville. The next collection date is 8 am to noon, Friday, July 7.

The election results were reviewed and the aldermen decided to continue their existing committee assignments.

The aldermen expressed satisfaction that no new addresses had been added to the delinquent water accounts list.

Alderman Allan Thompson voiced a citizen’s complaint about go-carts and four-wheelers speeding on city streets. Mayor Kelly Morrison said that if the city speed limits and stop signs are obeyed and good judgment is used, he didn’t see a problem with the alternate mode of transportation.

Alderman Brandon Kreps had been approached about water rights after two wells dried up. In discussion, the city doesn’t have an ordinance that covers water rights, so the citizen will have to try other resources.

Baldwin reported that he has everything lined up for Memorial Day at the Hopkins Cemetery. He plans to spread two to three loads of gravel, and a portable toilet will be at the cemetery that weekend. Any flowers left after two weeks will be removed and disposed.

Citywide garage sales and Hopkins Community Betterment flea market and vendor fair will be 3 to 6 pm, Friday, June 8; and 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 9. The HCB flea market will be on Third Street in the Hopkins Community Building.