This week, April 8-13, is cleanup week in Durham. Waste Connections is providing a large Dumpster. Mayor Mike Sorenson announced at the April 2 city council meeting that someone will be in Durham on April 24 to collect hazardous waste.
Sorenson thanked Tom Harmon for his years of service. Harmon chose not to file for re-election.
Sorenson announced a burn ban for the month of April issued by the county commissioners.
He offered to take a resident a copy of the city’s ordinance requiring dogs to be confined.
The council approved a letter to be sent with water bills. It explains the change in rates for trash pickup and informs residents that fees for water, sewer, and refuse must now be submitted by mail.
The council agreed to restrict access to the city’s bank account online to the city clerk and city treasurer.
Harmon reported that 511,200 gallons of water were pumped in March, with 398,139 gallons sold. This represents a loss of 22.12 percent, a bit higher than usual.
The council approved giving Joyce Medley tickets to the Great Plains Theater in Abilene in appreciation for her many years of service as city clerk.
Bills approved for payment included $500 to Jim’s Plumbing for repairs to a water line; $100 and $55 to two others for labor on that repair; a $3,095 insurance premium; and $40 for a water protection line.