Red Bud Council held special meeting

Following their regular committee meetings, the Red Bud City Council held a special meeting on Monday night.

There were only a few items on the special meeting agenda, with most of the discussion for those items taking place during the committee meetings earlier that evening.

Approved were: a proclamation declaring September as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month; to hire Mike Collins as a full time police patrolman; an agreement with Diewald Utility Services; to advertise for a part time meter reader; and to apply for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources grant for tree projects.

It was noted during committee meetings that Collins already works for the city as a part time patrolman and fits in well, so the transition to a full time position should go well.

For the agreement with Diewald Utility Services, City Superintendent Josh Eckart had explained to the council that a customer wanted to put up a building over where the current water line and easements were. The agreement would allow for the building to be put up, the existing water line to be rerouted and for new easements. It was noted that this will be done at the customer’s expense and the city will only be paying for City Attorney Paul Ray’s work on the matter.

For more from the Red Bud City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.