At the Adairville City Council meeting on March 14, a recommendation was also made to increase the costs of building permits within the city.
Currently, new residences have a building permit charge of $25. The city wants to increase it to $100 for up to 1,600 square feet. Any building over 1,600 square feet would be $150. For an addition to an existing residence, the permit currently costs $15. The increase would make the permit cost $50. The same would hold true for a garage building permit. It is currently $15 and would go up to $50.
There must be two Ordinance readings concerning these increases before it is approved.
Donna Blake made a presentation on the Strawberry Festival and the activities surrounding it.
A diagram of the park square was brought in. The city approved the purchase of three more park lights and four flower urns to help beautify the park area.
After respective members went over their assigned areas of concern, the members had the first reading of Ordinance 2005 A-1 which would increase the water meter installation fees. They will have a second reading in April.
In the new business, the council contracted Merle Wix to be the community park director. He will also have the concession stand.
A motion was passed to allow the parade for the Strawberry Festival to be on the street. Also, it was agreed upon for the city to again host the dignitary reception during the festival.
Mayor James Wilkinson discussed attaching a municipal fee to the selling of Bingo cards. He discussed it being a $1 charge. The council will have its first reading of an ordinance concerning this dollar charge on Bingo in April.
The council also approved sending the delinquent tax list to an attorney for collection after March 31.
The council took no action toward sealing the asphalt in the park and cemetery. However, the mayor got the okay for the purchase of curb stops to help the life of the blacktop in the parking lot.