Clay Center City Council Talks 2023 Audit, Life Center, Ballfield Sprinkler Systems, in Regular Meeting

By Quinn O’Hara

Photo by Quinn O’Hara

On Monday, June 18, the Clay Center City Council met for their regular meeting. According to the unofficial minutes report:

Sean Gordon of Gordon CPA presented the 2023 Clay Center City Audit. The City received an Unmodified Opinion on Regulatory Basis of Accounting. This is the highest and cleanest opinion allowed under State guidelines.

City Councilmember Phil Kasper reported on a new ballfield irrigation project set to take place this fall. The Council unanimously voted to accept a bid from Taussig Landscape in the amount of $104,895.10 and a water well bid from Associated Drilling in the amount of $9,7266.26 for the project. The total cost is $114,661.36.

Mayor Jimmy Thatcher reported that PJs Liquor was sold and is now The Liquor Store. The Council voted unanimously to approve the Alcohol Liquor License for The Liquor Store.

Councilmember Daton Hess reported on several road construction projects in the city and shared statistics from those projects. 47 blocks of roads were worked on and 30 ADA handicap ramps were re-done. 4 blocks at the Greenwood Cemetery were also milled and rocked.

The Council voted 6-1 to select McCown Gordon Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Multi-Generational Life Center. Councilmember Theresa Charbonneau was the sole dissenting vote.

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