The ordinance will authorize costs not to exceed $350,000 for engineers to design the water system and to pay for pre-construction expenses. This ordinance will be a three-reading process with the final reading and public hearing to be held on Dec. 10. A construction trust fund account at Premier Bank was also approved.

In other business, Mayor David Smith said Doug Hylton has submitted a grant to fund the  replacement of a leaky roof at the Armory building.

  • The week of Oct. 11-18 has been declared Thanksgiving Week as a Christian Heritage Week Proclamation, an observation in which 130 towns across the state participate for the 27th consecutive year.
  • A Meet the Candidates forum event will be held at City Hall on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. to benefit local residents.
  • The Ronceverte River Festival needs funds for next year’s summer event. Friends of the Festival will host an auction on Oct. 27 to build a reserve of funds for the 2019 festival in June. Council member Barbara Morgan is asking community members to donate items for the auction (couches, chairs and home furnishings, but no clothing, please). She said to give her…

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