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Woodland addresses freeze issues

Woodland addresses freeze issues

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:02 pm
By: Donna Ryder Messenger Associate Editor

 By DONNA RYDER Associate Editor The weather has been cold. The Woodland Mills mayor and board of aldermen learned just how cold Monday night. Alderman Waymon Rea-gan informed Mayor Wade Carrington and alderman Kirk Snead that the valves in the “dog house” had frozen. The dog house covers the pipes which keep sewage from getting into the water lines, Reagan said. Carrington suggested the city place a light inside the dog house to provide warmth and keep the pipes from freezing. A temporary measure has already been taken, but the board agreed to bury an electrical line for that purpose. Reagan said the water is off at the pavilion because pipes there burst. Upon learning of the water line break, Carrington replied that he thought the city had heaters in the pavilion to keep that from happening. Indeed, the city does have heaters in the pavilion, but they were never turned on, according to Reagan. After the meeting was opened in prayer by Carring-ton and members were led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Reagan, the board: • Renewed CDs in the sewer and general funds. • Received a report on city taxes. • Approved the December financial reports including total assets of $5,480.20 in the refuse collection fund, $5,200.30 in the street aid fund, $559,077.31 in the sewer fund and $73,843.92 in the general fund. • Learned one of three houses has almost been completed in the Mount Herman Revitalization Project. • Agreed to send a letter concerning Charter Communications’ Chapter 11 filing to the city’s attorney. • Heard though the county has received new emergency radios, they are being programmed and given to each emergency department or city based on the number of radios each is to receive. Woodland Mills, which is to receive three radios, is near the bottom of the list. One is to be kept at City Hall, one will go to the mayor and the third will be kept by resident Bill Sowell, who is also a member of the Obion County Rescue Squad. At the conclusion of the meeting, Carrington wrapped up 2009 for The Messenger in very few words. “We were devastated by the ice storm and received a wonderful half-million-dollar grant (for rebuilding homes in the Mount Herman area of the city).” He said the city looks forward to having those houses completed in 2010. Published in The Messenger 1.12.10

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