The Harlan City Council discussed varying topics during a meeting Monday, including updates on damage done during recent severe weather and an appointment to the water board.
After the council approved the minutes of the last meeting, Mayor Danny Howard advised them on a situation caused by the heavy rains which did damage around the county approximately two weeks ago.
“We do have a problem with a road,” Howard said. “During the washout we had a road break off some.”
Howard said he had requested the city’s engineer look at the damage and assess the situation.
“Outside that, we came out pretty good,” Howard said. “I think a lot of that is due to the preventive maintenance the street department does.”
Council member Ann Hensley mentioned the rain was unusually heavy.
“I’ve never seen water come down Mound Street and cover the street in front of my house,” Hensley said. “I’ve never seen that before. It was coming down so fast and so deep it covered the street and was into the edge of the grass.”
The council also made an appointment to the city’s water board.
“Mark Bushnell is coming off, John Jones and Phillip Walters are the other two nominees,” Howard told the panel.
The council approved Bushnell be re-appointed to the board for a term of six years.
In other council activity:
• The Harlan City Fire Department performed two public safety programs, completed 42 man hours of training and performed 11 responses;
• The Harlan City Police Department received 2,798 calls, issued 46 citations, performed 38 arrests, completed 12 accident reports, opened 19 criminal cases and served 10 warrants.
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