City restarts affordable housing conversation

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 09:40 AM.

Commissioners Bo Patterson and William Thursbay agreed that moving the city’s files to accommodate Alsobrook was the best choice and would save taxpayers money. City manager Jim Anderson warned commissioners that if the room was repurposed, a secure location would need to be found for the archived paperwork.

“That’s the most important room in city hall,” said Anderson. “If the building caught on fire, the first room you should save is that room.”

In a 3-1 vote, with Buzzett dissenting, Thursbay passed a motion to relocate the PSJRA to city hall.

Algae problems

Several residents of Highland View attended to complain of a strong sewage that had invaded the neighborhood over the past week.

One resident reported that the smell was so bad that her kids didn’t want to go outside and that her daughter had gone to the Health Department with breathing problems.

In her report, Wastewater Plant Manager Lynn Todd told commissioners that due to recent rainstorms a dense layer of algae had built up on the wastewater plant’s reservoir. As the algae began to rot it caused the smell reported by the residents.

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