COLUMBUS - The Columbus City Council gave conditional approval Monday night at the city council meeting, to Jerry Silvers of Silvers' Bail Bonding to place a 4-foot by 14-foot building across the street from the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center to be used as an office.
City Attorney Robert Meyers still must approve the placement after looking at city ordinances.
Additionally, Jim Burton, city superintendent, reported one of the city garbage trucks has a coolant leak and is in the shop being looked at.
The city also authorized Mayor Marie Nepple to sign an Agent of Record Letter changing the city insurance agent from Dean Teel to Ray Ryan of Ryan Insurance in Pittsburg. The council also voted to go out for bids to repair roof valley and metal issues on the Columbus City Hall, caulking around windows, doors and ships on city hall and drilling weep holes in the brick facade on city hall. All of these problems have been causing mold issues in the building.
In other business, the city:
• Accepted the immediate verbal resignation of Jason Wammack not in good standing.
• Approved moving William Clark to full time patrol officer II.
• Approved putting the renewal of a half-cent sales tax on the April ballot. The tax took effect in 2007 and expires June 30 if not renewed.
• Approved the Empire District Electric Company franchise agreement.
• Appointed Corey Lucian as a volunteer firefighter, and:
• Approved advertising for pool mangers, lifeguards and pool attendants for the 2012 season.