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Council posts Prairie Acres roof bid

The 6:30 p.m. Monday Friona city council meeting was brief with the council going into executive session at 6:57 p.m. Mayor Rick White was on vacation so Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Lewellen presided. All other council members were present.

They adopted a resolution canceling the need for a special election as councilwoman Nancy Davis was unopposed for the special election seat. A discussion of accounts payable included sending three city employees to water school in Amarillo. A new floor has been installed at the police department, new heat/air installation at city hall, a new roof on the library, and a new sound system for the community center were among the accounts payable.

The March and 2nd quarter financial statements were discussed and approved. It was pointed out that if 10 people sign up for a new EMS class that grant money can be applied for to pay for EMS training. City manager Patricia Phipps said seven people are interested in the class and they need three more to apply for the grant. If you are interested in EMS training contact city hall.

Friona Police Lt. Isidro Jimenez gave the police report. Chief Frank Mooney was out of town attending a conference. He said a new officer has been hired and will report April 21. He is an experienced officer from Deaf Smith County.

The city manager received approval to post a bid notice for re-roofing of Prairie Acres and Heritage Estates. The roof replacement is a result of last year’s hail storm. The bid notice will be in the Friona Star this week and next week.

The next meeting of the city council is Monday May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at 619 Main St. All city council meetings are open to the public.