By Jean Doran Matua, Editor
Effective Dec. 1, Karen Flaten will take over full duties of the South Haven city clerk. Flaten has been assisting with accounting work for many weeks. Carol Banken will retire at the end of 2019, assisting Flaten with the transition. Flaten’s appointment at $20/hour was approved at the Nov. 7 council meeting.
Fire Chief Laney reported 9 fire calls and 12 rescue calls. A grant was received in the amount of $7,051.50 for a dryer for turnout gear; the city fire fund will pay the remaining $783.50.
The city purchased a used pick-up. The park bench and tot playground equipment was delivered and installed as an Eagle Scout project.
City open-to-the-public hours as of Dec. 1 will be 12-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, or by appointment. This schedule will be reviewed and altered as needed.
Traut Well will repair the city’s well at a quote of $12,857, with the Fire Relief Association contributing funds toward this.
The city will check with its attorney about a possible unauthorized occupancy of an apartment attached to a business.
The next regular meeting of the South Haven City Council will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.