Gallatin Council Presented MIRMA Grant Award

Gallatin’s Board of Aldermen was presented a risk management grant from the Missouri Municipal Trust during their meeting on Monday night. MIRMA’s grant award of just over $1,500 will be used to purchase an AED and fire retardant t-shirts for the city electric department, barricades, and men-working signs for the street department.

Public Works Director Mark Morey reported that remaining oils and chips were used to complete the chip-seal work for Swope, E Grand, Omaha, Forest, Green Drive, and South Prospect this summer.

A discussion was held regarding a water and sewer minimum charge for apartment complexes within Gallatin. Administrator Lance Rains will provide a detailed proposal for the board to consider at their next meeting.

The wholesale water rate increase notification was sent last week to the Daviess County Water Supply District #2 last week. That rate will increase to $10.19 effective October 1st.

Mid-States will start installing fiber within the next two weeks.

The board also reviewed the two bids to remodel the front counter of Gallatin City Hall so that a permanent glass barrier can be installed. A permanent desk will also be added to the counter space with the remodel. No decision was made at this time.