Nashville City Council Sworn in 2 New Members

The Nashville City Council met last week for a regular meeting, where they swore in 2 new members.  Shawn Kabat and Greg Hopfinger were sworn in as the newly elected members, along with Sue Finke.  Also with the oath of office to those new members, Mayor Eric Rolf announced the assigned committees for the council, which went Mayor Pro-Tem, Josh Fark, Police, Kelly Sheridan, Doug Hargan and Kabat, Streets, Hargan, Fark, Kabat, Water/Sewer, Fark, Finke and Hargan, Gas, Greg Hopfinger, Finke, Sheridan, City Property/Zoning, Finke, Hopfinger, Fark, Finance and Insurance, Kabat, Sheridan, Hopfinger, Library, Sheridan, Golf Course Hargan and Safety Kabat.  Jim Masterson approached the council last Thursday and asked if the council had time to look at a ditch that was behind his property, and wanted to know if there were any questions.  Rolf made a comment, saying that it is private property and that he is still looking into it.  Rick Harris also asked for the city’s help to support the Washington County Arts Council once again this year, which helps in plays, weekly summer concerts and local bands playing at the July 4th fireworks.  The council agreed to donate $300 towards the arts council.  It was announced that 236 citizens used the recycling service for the month of April, with 14,460 pounds, or 7.23 tons of recyclable materials being brought in.  Also the railroad tracks north of town will be under repair from May 21st through May 24th.  Councilmen Fark announced that this week there set up will begin to the water tower across from city hall, with construction fenced around the lot.  Anyone living in that area should be aware of the painting occurring in that area.  Emling and Hoffman presented a contract for a 3-year audit, with Mayor Rolf suggesting that the council look over the contract.  They elected to have a finance meeting on a later date, in order to talk about the bid.  Rolf also had a meeting with Matt Beirman, about the tornado sirens in town, with Rolf saying that it is the cities responsibility to update that tech.  A quote was received for a new siren, which would cover all of the city limits, except north of town.  Finally they city approved a 3-percent raise for all city employees, which was announced after they met for closed session.  The next city council meeting is set for Thursday, May 16th.