Kendra Montana

Grove Sun

The Afton Public Works Authority and Town of Afton Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Monday night, honoring board member Terry Miller for his years of service to the board and the community.

With three voting members present, the night began with the APWA approving minutes of the last meeting, discussing delinquent accounts and approving $118,885.33 in voucher payments for the past month.

The authority then approved setting the gas price for April 1, 2011, at 94.8 cents per CCF or $9.4834 per MCF. The price is the same as last month, according to the board.

Next on the agenda the APWA approved renewing their mowing contract with Jerry Springer in the amount of $40.

The final items of business were the approval of the purchase of a 1996 mini-truck for the purpose of spraying, plowing and payment of $7635.00 for the replacement of 413 feet of interior siding, painting the exterior and coating the roof at the water treatment plant.

The board then moved into the Town of Afton Board of Trustees meeting which began with roll call, declaration of a quorum and approval of minutes from last month’s meeting.

Next on the agenda the board approved the renewal of a mowing contract with Jerry Springer for $200 per month to mow the water tower, city hall and the park. Springer will also mow Mount Hope Cemetery for $975 every other week from April 1 through Sept. 30.

The board then approved April 2011 as Fair Housing Month for the town of Afton and approved April 16, as annual clean-up day for the town. Veterinary Day was approved for the month of April with the anticipated date being either April 9 or April 30. Notice will be given when the date is set.

An item calling for leasing the business park to the Afton Economic Development Authority was approved.

The board then approved waiving the fee for the use of the community center by the Afton Alumni Association.

With the night’s business completed, the board then moved on to the recognition of board member Terry Miller, who will no longer be serving the town of Afton.

“We want to thank you for the years of service you gave to the community and the board. We appreciate your outstanding performance and service during your time on the board,” said Billy Mack Harrison, Mayor of Afton. “You will be missed.”

Miller, who has served as a board member in Ward V, is moving from the area and will be replaced by Stan Miller next month.

The APWA and Town of Afton Board of Trustees meets the third Monday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. at Afton City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.