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Paden City Holds Special Council Meeting

By Staff | Sep 2, 2020

The Common Council of Paden City met in special session on Tuesday morning, August 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the council chambers at the city building.

The meeting started out with an opening prayer followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Mayor Rick Casteel opened the meeting and a roll call of council was taken with all members present and accounted for.

Mayor Casteel following the agenda gave the mayor comments, mentioning the city just lost another police officer, as Tucker Cain dropped out of the State Police Academy. Casteel said they are now back to square one with only the newly appointed chief Anthony Lauver making up the entire force.

There were no committee comments, but under finances, all bills were unanimously approved following a motion and second.

Nothing was discussed under water, streets and maintenance.

Casteel stated that under his comments he wanted to mention there are a couple issues at the sewer plant which need addressed and he believes they may need to seek professional advice from an engineering firm . Councilman J.P. Springer gave a short update of the problems to inform other council members of the issue.

Addressing Park and Pool as on the agenda, Mayor Casteel told council he had checked the Park and Pool manual and it was discovered that all of the current members had overextended their terms by more than a year, meaning there is no park and pool board. He gave a list of names to council of those people interested in being on the board. No action was taken at the time.

Under Police the council voted to enter into executive session to discuss personell at 10:16 a.m. Following the executive session it was mentioned that no decisions were made as far as personell.

Councilman Springer made a motion to advertise, hire and train a officer. It was seconded by councilman Bob Kendle and approved unanimously.

The meeting was abruptly adjourned. The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, September 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the city building. The meeting is moved to the second Monday this month due to the Labor Day Holiday.