Tricounty News

South Haven council meeting Nov. 6

The South Haven city council met Wednesday, Nov. 6, because Nov. 5 was election day.

The council renewed the two-year seasonal contract for snow removal and salt/sanding for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Wage claims for council members, the mayor, city clerk, and firefighters were approved for pay this month.

Municipal Liquor Store report indicated some repairs are needed and the council approved the manager to have these repairs made.

Fire Chief Laney reported that there was one rescue and two fire calls in October. The department has the funds to purchase a new pumper truck, he says, and the next step toward purchasing it is to place an ad for bids. The department will put up the Christmas lights around Thanksgiving weekend; Fairhaven Electric will be asked to address any electrical concerns with the lights. The chief requested that snow being plowed be pushed onto the north side of Church Street and not onto the parking lot area near the fire hall.

The community city hall will purchase three wall-mounted coat/hat racks. Snow removal for rentals was addressed and will be taken care of.

Winter parking restrictions went into effect Nov. 1: no parking on city streets from 2-7 a.m.

The hazardous sidewalk along LaLa’s Bar & Grill by Grant Street was torn up and replaced; the city agreed to reimburse LaLa’s owner Lavon Maurer for half of the cost and $965.72 is the city’s share.

Bills were paid.

The next meeting of the South Haven city council will be at
7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3. Meetings are open to the public, and a citizen’s forum is held early in each meeting for public concerns.