CLOVERDALE -- Without either the town clerk/treasurer or attorney, the Cloverdale Town Council meeting had to limit some of the subjects they could approach in the first meeting 2011.
Interim utility manager Rich Saucerman brought up issues with two of the trucks the town uses.
A 2004 truck has issues with its front end and is being repaired for a cost of around $1,900. A 1997 truck is not being used.
"It's got a few issues. The transmission slips, it's been dying as you go down the road. It needs tires and brakes," said Saucerman.
The town awarded the bid for the pole barn to R.L. Quality Custom Framing for 17,387.63. The number may need to be slightly changed, because Saucerman wished to add windows to the barn door.
The pole barn will be used to shield the jetter truck from the elements. The barn will be erected between two existing barns, using parts of their structures.
The council awarded to MK Painting the job of painting the inside of the standpipe or water tower with a cost of $152,000. That approval is contingent on finding the necessary funding.
"It's one of those things that you can't side step, and next year it's not going to get any cheaper," board member Don Sublett said.
The town council discussed going with a new grant writer. Board president Cathy Tipton said that resumés had been received from both Kristy Jerrell and Terry Jones.
The council approved the purchase of a new police vehicle to replace an old Crown Victoria. The vehicle, a four wheel drive Tahoe SUV will cost $30,804.
"That's one of the things that (the police) made a statement about. They would really like to have a four wheel drive unit in case they need it from time to time," board vice president Dennis Padgett said.
The funding for the vehicle is already in place.
The council approved keeping the existing officers for 2011.
Tipton said that the planning commission is still short on members and asked that any interested members take part in it.
The council approved claim/dockets from December for a total of $150,900.