“Thank you Dale, for helping me along and everything you’ve done and we really appreciate the job you’ve done for our city,” Struck said.
Little has worked for the city for the last two and a half years. Dennis Houk will be replacing him.
For his department report, Little explained that the project on Cedar Street is progressing well and that the council would receive a detailed report the next day.
When the council called for items from the public, citizen Doris Busse stood to present her concerns about the use of the Raymond-South Bend sewage plant by the cannabis industry. “Since the South Bend sewage plant has a 40 year federal loan in existence, it seems it may be affected by this law,” she read from a letter to the council.
She requested the council to have the city attorney verify the legality of city sewage usage by the cannabis industry. Mayor Struck responded that the council would look into it.
Treasurer Dee Roberts reported that the spring clean-up was very successful, with 23.4 tons of garbage taken to the dump.
“That’s probably one of our biggest,” Roberts said. “There was a lot of opposition when we went away from curbside pickup and went to citizens taking their own garbage, that nobody would utilize it, and I think this proves that that’s not necessarily the case.”
Councilman Robert Hall questioned Roberts as to if the city has issued business licenses relative to the cannabis industry. Roberts said that the city has granted several. Building permits have also been issued.
“We are benefiting already from the industry,” Hall concluded.
Mayor Struck reported that Bradley Novak did a great job cleaning the streets, which he did for community service. “Every time I went by he was working hard and it looks very, very nice,” she said.
The council members had no information to report.
The meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance and the approval of the agenda, consent agenda, and minutes from May 12.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:42. The next meeting is Monday, June 9 at 5:30.