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Middlebourne Council Discusses Town Business

By Staff | Dec 19, 2018

The Middlebourne Council meeting on Dec. 10 was called to order at 6 p.m. The first article of business covered was the Recorder’s Report. The report showed that all business was running properly and estimated that the three revenues the town received will clear overage and continue to support the city hall for at least seven more months. The only concern the recorder had involved a street department, but the matter was quickly settled.

An update on the town water project was presented next. A resolution was brought to the council for approval concerning an invoice from Wolfe’s Excavating. It was reported that this would be their fourth invoice, this one totaling $16,096.70. After discussion, the resolution was approved. Questions also arose concerning a broken water valve, but it was determined that while the company would provide the valve, they had not assumed the responsibility of repairing it.

In other business, council discussed the removal of three of the stained glass windows in the building they now occupy. This building was once a church built in 1902. It has since been housed by many different denominations before finally becoming the new location of the council meetings. These stained glass windows have dedications to people engraved on them, and it was proposed that after removal of these windows, effort be put into finding surviving family members to offer it to them first. Because of the low odds in locating relatives, the council discussed this at length before passing a motion to remove and store the windows. It was decided that 30 days would be given to find any remaining relatives to give them the first right of refusal. At that time, if the windows are still in their possession, it would be open to sell to the public.

FOR THE COMPLETE STORY, PICK UP A COPY OF THE DEC. 19 TYLER STAR NEWS — AT YOUR LOCAL NEWSSTAND.