Roads focus for Cadiz Council

CADIZ — Road repairs were among the issues discussed by Village Council Thursday evening.

Council members heard from Village Administrator Charley Bowman, who spoke about the drainage issue the village is experiencing at the intersection of Liming and Burton drives. According to Bowman, the culvert at the intersection is blocked and was unable to be cleared by the street department.

The department believes there is a possible blockage of the storm sewer line that runs underneath the street. Bowman spoke of erosion problems at the hillside near that intersection.

He said crews may have to dig up part, if not all, of the street to get to the problem and repair the line.

“It’s one of our priorities, but it will take a little bit of time,” Bowman said, asking residents to be patient while the issues are resolved.

In other matters, council members approved the hiring of Matt Huffman as a full-time police officer for the village, as Huffman has completed his six-month probationary period.

Other issues discussed by council included potholes being patched, as well as the emergency services’ “Night at the Races” event announced for April 22.

Council approved an ordinance to create the positions and set the pay for a patrol and detective sergeant for the village, and members voted to table renewal of a lease between the village and Lamar Cos. pending further discussion.

Members of council went into a closed-door executive session to discuss personnel matters. Council returned from executive session after about 20 minutes with no action taken.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 2 at the municipal building.