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By Russ Green/Richmond News
ector at Monday night’s meeting at the Lions Club building. Phil Clevenger of Braymer will be the operator of record for the water plant. Clevenger, who also works for other communities and rural water districts in the same capacity, told the council he is fully licensed to complete all of the paper work required by the DNR.
Clevenger will earn $30 an hour with a four-hour minimum, plus mileage from his home in Braymer. He told the council he would be in town a minimum of once a week to help with the water samples and to check on all the DNR reporting.
After a three-month search, the council decided that the cost of hiring Clevenger was much less than the other options it had been exploring and that Larry Eastley would continue as the backup.
In other business, the council continued to re-work the city ordinance involving public nuisance complaints. City Attorney Kevin Baldwin presented one proposal he had been working on.
One aspect of the ordinance deals with reporting a violation by an anonymous party, something that Mayor Cindy Lampton strongly disagreed with.
“You should be held accountable,” she said. “You make the charge, you should stand up to it and back it up.”