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December 4, 2013

Neosho City Council prepares for future auction; trucks, welder, generators may be on block

NEOSHO, Mo. — There’s a city auction in Neosho’s future, but no date has been set.

The Neosho City Council on Tuesday approved Circle L Auction Service to perform the auction. The service was the only bidder.

The council also declared as surplus equipment and vehicles in the public works department that will be in the auction. The items include a welder, a generator, mowers and trucks.

The council also declared as surplus a 1979 fire truck. Fire Chief Mike Eads said if no area fire departments want it, it could also be placed in the auction.

On another matter, the council delayed a decision on a request by the Exchange Club for $5,000 to pay to maintain the club’s large American flag displayed at U.S. Highway 60 and Business 49.

William Doubek, president of the Exchange Club, spoke for the group.

“We think it’s a valuable thing for our community as well as our organization,” Doubek said, adding that it is a source of pride.

When asked, Doubek said it probably would be an annual request.

The request was referred to city staff for more study. The consensus of the council was that the city  probably won’t fund the full $5,000 requested and the money, if approved, won’t come from the hotel and motel tax fund as requested.

“Anything you can do would be deeply appreciated,” Doubek said.

Recognition

Mayor Richard Davidson at the beginning of the council meeting announced Daphne Pevahouse, city finance director, was selected as city employee of the year.

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