CLAY CITY -- During the Clay City Town Council meeting Tuesday, Guy Dickerson was elected as president and Roy Chenoweth as vice president. The council members also rehired all of the town employees for the coming year.
The council was informed the sanitary sewer beneath a section of street needs repairs. The sewer is an estimated 8-feet deep, according to Chenoweth.
"Get an estimate on it, and get it done," Dickerson said. "It's not going to get any better."
In addition, the council discussed roadwork for the year including 7th and Nigh streets, both of which are county roads. The council mentioned talking with the Clay County Commissioners about getting work done if perhaps Clay City provides the piping.
"We'll do about as much roadwork as we did last year," Councilman Rob Freeman said, who mentioned he would like to have 8th Street widened.
"If your street is bad, tell us because we try to work on the worst ones first," Dickerson said.
Meanwhile, a citizen previously made a complaint about dogs in the town. Clay City Police Chief Terry Skaggs asked that citizens call the Humane Society during the day rather than his department when seeing a stray dog. He said, many times, the Humane Society will come pick up the dogs and then notify Skaggs.
"If we can find the owners, we will cite them," Skaggs said.
In other Clay City news:
* The council members decided to look into pricing for cleaning the water tower,
* The council asked for the lights on the backhoe to be fixed, and
* The council discussed a problem with stray cats, but no conclusion was made on how to solve the problem.
Clay City's next town council meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m.