Budgets for the police department and information technology also were approved along with a contract for Don's Pest Control for Quality Service to treat the granary for the inactive termites on the property.
Following up with the idea presented in 2011, the council approved the community master plan so that efforts may be made for the application of grants to begin development of the downtown area. While no project is scheduled to move forward in the immediate future, the council agreed to accept the overall idea and changes may be made in the future if needed.
Police Chief Terry Harget introduced the department's new investigator, Matt Fowler. Harget also announced promotions for David Duncan and Rick Smith to the rank of sergeant. Officer Clay Patterson was recognized for his arrest of suspects involved in a theft of jet skis that were placed on a lookout in January and found in the city.
Dates have officially been set for two annual activities within the city. The barbecue cook-off will be held June 15 and 16 and the fall festival will be held on Oct. 6.
The concept for a trail grant to be received through the department of natural resources was approved to move forward while including Americans with disabilities act requirements.
The city will discuss several items from Tuesday's agenda at their next work session in order to fully explore all possibilities for the city including the decision to remain a city of ethics and the project management for the trail grant project.