By Evalin Hester
The DeQuincy City Council meeting was opened with a prayer and reciting of the pledge at the regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 11.
There were several resolutions and Ordinances voted on by the Council.
The Council voted on a variance for Larry Perkins Sr. to replace his mobile home with a new mobile on his property at 106 Wall St.
Condemnation hearing on 1001 Richard Allen St., was discussed to move forward with the condemnation process. The City Clerk has sent letters but no response has been received. The Council voted to move forward also on the condemnation process on 609 Center St. Letters have been sent and they were return unclaimed.
The council voted to table the discussion/approval of the new subdivision which will be located on Smith St. located behind the Family Dollar/Dollar Tree.
City Reports Mayor Riley Smith
Mayor Riley Smith reported that Vicki LeJune retired from the City, and to fill her position the city will promote within.
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum will celebrate it 100th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Holiday Express Train will be stopping in DeQuincy on Dec. 12.
The painting of the Museum is almost complete and the contractors will start on the roof soon.
Water has been installed at the Vetarans Park and the work will soon start on the pump station on Douglas Rd.