SENATH Mo. -- The Senath City Council met Monday, October 8, 2012 for their monthly meeting.
The council also spoke of the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk being held Saturday, October 20, 2012, as well as the Christmas Parade, scheduled for December 1, 2012. Both events are being sponsored by the Senath Women's Club.
Last year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk had 500 participants and the group is expecting a larger turnout this year. Last year's event brought in nearly $10,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness, which was donated to ICARE, and the Noreen Fraser Foundation.
ICARE, the Individual Cancer Assistance Relief Effort, is a local organization that offers assistance with transportation expenses, nutritional supplements, medical supplies, prescription expenses, and financial aid to support activities of daily living.
The Noreen Fraser Foundation is a 501 tax exempt organization with a specific focus on helping to raise funding for translational cancer research. This research is aimed at developing new prevention methods, diagnostic tools and non-toxic therapies to treat women's cancers.
Also during the meeting, Mayor Joe Lane reminded those in attendance that when any dog is removed from the pound, there is a $25 fee. This was approved in a previous meeting by the council.
Senath Chief of Police, Omar Karnes, reported that 74 calls were made to the police department during the month of September. He also spoke of two convictions, in regards to arrests made for child molestation.
The issue of the water tower was also discussed. The Senath water tower in need of meter repairs. The council approved C.H. Young to make the repairs.
It was brought up that Kent Montgomery is in the process of doing necessary paper work for an application for a grant through the Missouri Rural Development (USDA), for two new tornado sirens. Also in regards to the USDA, a motion was made for the mayor to proceed with applications for a grant for a new police car and community building. Both grants need to be applied for by November. The mayor is expected to report back at the next meeting in November.
A motion was also made to approve franchise by Liberty Energy Company.
In other business, a motion was made to make payment on the bills.