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Rosston council approves water ordinance

By Staff, 10/13/20 9:31 AM

ROSSTON – Two ordinances were approved by the Rosston City Council at its October meeting Monday night, both dealing with the city’s water system.

The first ordinance was for the placement of the main ordinance at five different locations in Rosston. Those places will be: City Hall, Barr’s Junction, Rosston Post Office, Dollar General and TJ’s. This was followed by a public hearing where no members of the public showed up.

Moving on, the council approved the second ordinance, a bond issue in the amount of $545,652 for improvements to the system. This is actually two bonds, Series 2020A and Series 2020B in equal amounts of $272,826. The bonds are to be paid off in 20 payments, 10 each, starting Oct. 15, 2022 and being paid off on April 15, 2032. To secure the bonds, the ordinance requires the city to charge a minimum of $23.58 per month for water, and $6.75 per 1,000 gallons for every 1,000 gallons used.

In other business, Rosston Mayor Dale Quarles said he’s working on a budget for 2021 as well as getting ready for the city’s annual audit. He told  the panel  there are plenty of things the city needs to do next year, with the water project being the top priority. According to Quarles, Rosston  did well on its 2020 budget, but the city will need to purchase a truck as the one the city currently owns has more than 300,000 miles on it and needs frequent repairs. He said  he’ll be looking for a good deal and urged members of the council to see what they couldn’t find as well.