By June Conner
The Beardstown City Council meeting was brief on January 7 with discussion on the great job of city personnel, both street crews and police, during heavy snow, wind and severe cold.
Several residents asked about the process of securing a liquor license as they were considering purchasing an existing tavern.
They were told the license goes with the tavern provided that the residents were eligible to hold a liquor license.
The "committee as a whole" meeting heard about concerns of repairs at the water treatment facility and costs. Water Superintendent Clint Brewer told the council of some costs due to an error he said he (Brewer) had made and some possible miscalculation of hours billed to the city. The committee approved paying Cagle Welding $40,000 out of an $83,000 invoice until a meeting can be arranged with the vendor.
Also at that meeting, Police Chief Roy Hurst told the committee that he is having problems with police vehicles. Hurst said, "They are running 24 hours a day. I am using my own vehicle. I hate asking, but it's a fact. We have to come up with something. I need something soon." The acquisition of vehicles was turned over to committee for review.