City of Allerton

The Allerton City Council met July 7 with all council members present. Mayor Doug Downs stated, “The general fund is going backwards!” The city clerk told the council the reason was the city had to make two payments on the sewer project. Downs said, “We are spending a lot of money, but good things are going on.”

Mayor Downs informed the council Verle Norris, city attorney, has started ticketing residents for junk cars and will start ticketing campers with people living in them, that are not hooked up to city water and sewer.

Adam Beavers of the city crew told the council there was a sewer issue at the Boggs residence due to the tamping of the new culvert the city had installed.

Mayor Downs told the council the railroad is coming to fix the crossing on Central Avenue and so the road will be closed July 13-17.

Norris Asphalt will be giving the city bids on repairing Central Avenue, with several options to given.

Norma Bettis of the Allerton Friendship meals donated $2,452 and lots of supplies to the Allerton Civic Center. There will be no more senior meals due to Covid.

The council accepted the diesel and gasohol bids from Agriland FS for the coming year.

The next meeting will be Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.

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