Toulon City Council approves salary increase, but doesn’t vacate alley

toulonThe Toulon City Council voted to consolidate several different bonds and therefore reducing fees by almost $1,000 per year.
Mayor Larry Hollis said fees now will only be about $400-500 annually saving a significant amount of money for the City’s bottom line.



In other business, questions were raised by the council on the issue of vacating the alley on Olive and Thomas St. including whether or not everyone with interest in the matter received proper notification.
The council did not vote on the north/south section, but did proceed to a vote on the east/west section. The vote was 4-2 in favor with Donna Lefler and Misty Turnbull voting no, but a super majority was needed to approve vacating the alley and therefore the matter failed.
In TIF business, the council approved putting the Toulon Ridge subdivision road out for bids, hopefully saving money in engineering fees. The road would run from South Franklin toward the water treatment facility through the subdivision south of the high school and would be called Willow Street, according to plat maps.
Finally, after executive session the council approved a salary increase for city employee Mike Richardson.
Hollis stated Richardson is basically doing two jobs now as both the road and water superintendents. His pay will increase from $2,794 a month to $3,300. The matter was approved on a 5-1 vote with Turnbull voting no.


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