New Market Council OKs infrastructure study

Patrick Fisher

Staff Writer

The New Market City Council worked on a Planning Department issue concerning the city’s future at its Wednesday, Jan. 11, meeting. The council unanimously approved a study of the downtown’s infrastructure.

Rich Revering of Thatcher Engineering, the city’s engineering firm, presented the infrastructure study that was to look at such things as the streets and storm water runoff. He said an overall plan would be needed for the grading of streets, new streets that will have to be built over time and how the different areas such as housing and businesses would fit together. Revering said there were some questions about soil in some areas and whether fill would need to be brought in.

New Market City Administrator Tom Terry said that further discussions and decisions will have to be made about the infrastructure.

Firefighter donation

In its consent agenda, the council unanimously accepted a donation from the New Market Fire Relief Association.

The association donated $47,000 through its charitable gambling fund to the city. The donation is to be used for such things as the funding of parks, the New Market Library, and purchase of civil defense equipment, such as warning sirens.

Organizing for the year

The council organized for the new year with a ceremony to swear in those elected in the 2005 election. Among those sworn in were council members Josh Storlie, Curt Sticha, Tom Michaud and Mayor Jim Friedges. Storlie is serving his first term as a council member with Sticha, Michaud and Friedges re-elected to their seats on the council.

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