The Norborne Board of Aldermen met in regular session Monday night with a basic agenda that included reports from the police, street and parks departments. Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone talk with Norborne Mayor Roger Leabo:

Roger Leabo

One item on the Norborne agenda was a discussion of the land application for waste water involving Allstate Consultants. The plan is to improve the waste water treatment collection system. Mayor Leabo says there will be a delay in moving forward due to a rise in costs. “With the time elapsed like it has, the price has went up and we are going to have to reevaluate our situation,” the Mayor said.

Another agenda discussion was bids for a new drainage ditch along Cemetery Road. Mayor Leabo says the Board of Alderman is still waiting. “We haven’t received any bids yet. They’ve been picked up by people, but nobody has submitted anything,” Leabo said.

The board also heard from police Chief David Clemons who presented a high resolution HD camera that fits on the front of his uniform. The personal recording device reportedly has been adopted by law enforcement agencies in neighboring states. After the devices were deployed reports of police aggression dropped as did the number of assaults on officers. Aldermen approved the reimbursement of Chief Clemons for the $145 out of pocket cost.

Aldermen set the date for the city’s tax hearing for Monday August 19th at 7 p.m. inside city hall.

Aldermen also approved the rescheduling of next month’s regular meeting to September 3rd due to the Labor Day Holiday.