McIntosh Mirror: Reflecting news in the Tosh

Want to impact your community? Many of McIntosh's citizen boards have open seats and a council at a loss as to how to fill them.

Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

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Mayor, council seat vacant for November

Lee Deaderick and Thurman Kingsley qualified to run for two of three empty council seats in November. They will run unopposed. No one stepped forward to run for mayor or the remaining council seat. In the past, the council has appointed individuals to vacant elected positions per the town charter.

Council approves water rate hike 4-0

NOTE: The council approved a water rate increase at the last meeting that was a resolution and not an ordinance as previously reported. The resolution passed 4-0 and will include garbage collection increases as well. Check out the water resolution. According to an e-mail from the town clerk, these rates will go into effect at the next billing cycle. Town Clerk Debbie Miller wrote, "The process for this resolution was discussed at the August 9 meeting, and it was specifically stated by Attorney Walker that the resolution requires no second reading. Water rates for the mobile home parks are also spelled out in that resolution. There will not be further discussion on this matter."

Council allocates $75K - $100K in street repairs for next year, $29K in crack sealing this year

The town council allocated $75,000 to $100,000 in next year's budget for street repairs next year. The town will spend $29,500 sealing the most severe street cracks and potholes in areas targeted by town employees. Check out the areas targeted for street repairs. Town employees will also begin work later this year clearing area culverts under right-of-way driveways around town. Check out culverts.

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