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At the Apr. 7 Glenville City Council meeting, one of the major news items seemed to get lost in all of the other many business items reviewed that evening.

That one item is that the installation of the new $3.2 million waterline upgrade project in the town is commencing. Councilperson John Bennett sandwiched in this news in between other business item brought up on the agenda.

(In fact, on this past Mon., Apr. 14, an engineering technician from Potesta, the project's engineering firm, was out measuring off College and East Main Streets, among others, for the construction crews to start. He stated that after the new lines were installed under Main Street, it would be paved by the DOH. Good news for the city's Street Fund budget!)

In his report, Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick reviewed that he and about 80 Glenville State College football players picked up the litter all around the town on the city's recent "Make It Shine" Day. He was thankful for the college's help for the long 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. day.

In addition, he praised Mr. Greg Smith for helping the city tear down a dilapidated College Street house. Also, he got the council's approval to hire back Stanley Starcher on a part-time basis, as needed.

As to confronting the upcoming grass growing season, he was certain that the two prison inmates for three days per week could handle the task.

Finally, he asked the council to approve a part-time, 30-hour per week Street Dept. employee at minimum wage. Council okayed the plan.

Revenue-wise, the city's collected 99+ percent of its municipal fees. "That makes us happy," the mayor stated, noting that the budget figures were about on track for this fiscal year.

The council also gave its stamp of approval to the college having a Blue Grass Concert at its amphitheater from 9-11 p.m. on Fri., May 2.

The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Mon., May 5 at City Hall.