The Fredonia Town Council met on Friday, November 20 and canvassed the votes from the water bond election. The bond passed, with 171 yes votes and 88 no votes. The council was quite pleased with the results and is anxious to begin the improvements on the town’s water system.

Kelly Hilding was given approval to apply for the USDA-RD Housing and Community Facilities Program Grant. She plans to take the application to grant writing training in December. The grant is designed to assist with equipment purchases for community facilities like the Senior Center.

During the annual audit, it was discovered that the 2008-2009 budget had not been approved by the council. The council passed the budget unanimously.

The council approved the changes to the town manager position job description, but decided they were not quite ready to post the job opening. The possibility of hiring a recruiter to help fill the position was discussed. They will inquire about fees and responsibilities prior to making the decision to employ a recruiter.

The council approved the trade of the senior van for a smaller model. The Page Senior Center has been looking for a van like Fredonia’s, and has a well-maintained smaller van to trade.

The council approved the application for an Energy Efficiency Grant through the Arizona Department of Commerce. The grant would be used to fund three solar aerators for the sewer lagoons and drinking water reservoir.