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Six things to know from the June Prairie City City Council meeting

1. Brick Gentry Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Caldwell, Brierly and Chalupa Attorneys and Counselors at Law and Stuyvesant, Benton and Judisch were approved by the council to move forward with interviews for the position of city attorney in Prairie City.

“That would give us four to interview then if we aren’t satisfied we can move forward with the others on the list,” councilwoman Ann McDonald said.

Stuyvesant, Benton and Judisch are the current attorneys for the city.

2. The site plan for the Pella Regional Health Prairie City Medical Health Clinic was approved by the council.

3. Council approved hiring CertaPro Painters for $2,015 and Jenny Morrett, the PCM High School Art Teacher, paying half of the labor and all of the materials at $3,881 to work on and complete the mural on the south wall of the Coop building. The piece will be adjacent to the Red Rock Prairie Bike Trail.

CertaPro Painters is hired to power wash the entire side of the building and apply a full coat of primer prior to Morrett completing the piece.

4. The council approved the resignation of Prairie City Ambulance Director Cody Wenthe.

5. In a 3-2 vote, the council approved using $3,000 from the community beautification budget for a mural on the south side of the historical building. Councilwoman McDonald and Deb Townsend cast the no votes for the allocation.

The mural, which will be completed by Ben Schuh, the same artist who painted the mural on the east wall of the PC Foods building, is set to feature oxen, wildflower, a sod buster, timberline, Tooterville Express and the train depot. The total project cost of $7,000 with the remaining $4,000 coming from museum funds.

6. The American Legion was approved to install a burn pit in the cemetery for flag disposal. The site of the burn pit will be determined later.

“We just need to find a location for it and then they would install it with no cost to the city,” city administrator John Lloyd said.

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