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Harris Allen named new Fredonia Volunteer Fire Chief
The Fredonia Town Council met April 10, and began by approving the agenda, the minutes from the work meeting, regular meeting and executive session on March 27, the special meeting executive session on March 29 and the payment approval register.
Mayor Kimley Purvis expressed her appreciation to all those who volunteered and worked so hard to make the town Easter Egg Hunt a success. She also thanked Public Works employee Dan Hatch for his service to the town, as he is leaving for a different position elsewhere.
Town Manager Philip Cushman was unable to attend, but submitted a written report to the council for review. Town Clerk Shannon Lathim reported that one vacant public works position has been filled, and there is currently one position still open.
Marshal Bayden Grover submitted a written report, and reported that the new deputy is attending Police Academy. Grover expressed praise for K9 Murphy and Officer Horlacher who found some drugs.
Upcoming meetings and events were discussed, including a cleanup at the Joy Jordan Recreational Bike Area on May 19.
Mayor Purvis gave Harris Allen the oath of office as the new Fredonia Volunteer Fire Chief.
Nina Nash was accepted as a member of the new subdivision committee. The need for more members of this new committee was discussed.
The disposition of a dividend for the Town of Fredonia from the Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool was discussed, and the council voted to apply the dividend to the policy premiums for the coming year.
After discussion, and hearing from Public Works Director Trever Lathim, the council voted 4 to 1 to approve the incorporation of the existing water infrastructure of the neighborhood in northern Fredonia into the existing municipal water system. The council then discussed the approval of the existing road infrastructure of the same area into the existing municipal road system and continued the discussion in executive council. After reconvening, it was determined that no action would be taken at this time.
Before adjourning, the council discussed the redirection of grant funds provided by the Arizona Department of Housing Community Development Block Grant to either the Emergency Water Connection with the City of Kanab, Utah, or repair the failing wells in the existing municipal well field. It was decided to redirect the funds to repair the failing wells.