The Keytesville City Council met Tuesday night for their regularly scheduled meeting. Evelyn Millard attended the meeting to discuss the on-going problem of dogs running loose. The city does have a leash law in place but no one to enforce it at this time, and nowhere to house the animals in the event they are picked up. Keytesville Mayor Bob Littleton acknowledged the problem and assured her that the Council is currently in the process of hiring a new police officer that will be able to address the issue.
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Lowell Newsom and Larry Pollard from the Chariton Community Foundation asked the group to take part in an Economic Development Program to help improve Chariton County. The Council accepted this challenge. The program’s purpose is to provide encouragement and facilitation of community economic development in the County. “You always hope you get more businesses within your city,” says Littleton. “We support Chariton County, and any new business that comes to Chariton County will hire people within Chariton County.” The Certified Worker Program that was presented last month will be tied into this project as well.
Bids were accepted last night for the newly anticipated helicopter pad. They accepted a bid for $9,831.50 from Chariton Plumbing and Construction. Littleton says the city will now play the waiting game until they get approval from the Fennel Fund, which should be the first part of July.
The board also agreed to cover the first fill up of 39,500 gallons of water for the community pool.