Residents of McKinney Court were at the regular meeting of the Stanford City Council to complain about parking tickets issued in the middle of the night. Alan Newland stated that he and others received parking tickets for parking on the street and parking in the wrong direction. “McKinney is a one way street. How can you possibly park the wrong way,” he asked He went on to say he had been parking there for about three years with no problems.
The mayor said that a complaint about parking in the street had come in, so he asked police department to check things out resulting in the citations.
Newland also reported the curb is eroding and recent rains caused several basements to flood. He asked if the curb could be replaced. Miracle said he was going to meet with Dustin Harmon about blacktopping and would include a visit to McKinney Court.
Stanford engineering firm AGE asked for the first draw on the re-construction of Logan Avenue. Engineers have approved the first payment of $56,795 in completed work. There were two change orders discussed, totaling $20,000. The mayor explained to council that the city’s water and sewer department made a mistake locating the water lines in the renovation plans, which was going to cost $9,000 to correct. He also said they had decided to replace 375 feet of old sewer pipe at a cost of $11,000. Miracle said he felt the department should pay for both changes.
“They should know where their lines are,” Mike Southerland said, “We don’t need them cutting up that street for several years.”
In other council business, the mayor stated there would have to be special meetings to discuss the budget for 2011/ 2012. The completed budget is due June 30th.
Councilman Bobby Wilkinson said he had gotten complaints about high grass on various houses on Lancaster Street. The mayor stated high grass notices have gone out and will be mowed by the city once the allotted time has passed.
Miracle informed the council that Bob Swett was now on the city payroll under the Main Street Program. Swett runs the food sales at the open mike nights. Scottie Ernst stated he thought Swett had volunteered to handle the sales, but Miracle said was added to the payroll based on the success of the events handled by that department. A person has also been hired to assist the city clerk.