The Alexander City Council met Oct. 5.

  The council held the third reading of the new sewer/septic ordinance. It was given final approval. The new law states that all Alexander property owners must have their septic system inspected and brought up to state code by Dec. 1, 2024. Inspections and permits are handled by the Franklin County Sanitarian.

  After hearing Covid-19 concerns from parents and residents, the library has decided to postpone the Halloween party. There is usually a large turn out, and the space is small.

  The mayor declared that snow parking rules would be the same as last winter.

  The city will send a letter to the owner of the house that burned regarding the clean up of the lot.

  There was a sheriff sale for one residence in town, but there were no bidders.   

  There is a hole in the yard of an abandoned house; probably a collapsed septic tank.

  The council discussed garbage accumulating at residences in town.

  Residents were reminded to pick up after their dogs.

   The council discussed whether nor not city employees should receive a stipend for personal cell phone use for city business. It was decided that most plans have unlimited minutes and it does not cost employees anything.

  The Rowan City Council met Oct. 4.

  Fire Chief Bruns asked to set up automatic mutual aid with Dows, Belmond and Clarion. This was approved.

  A public hearing was held on Ordinance Amendments 21-2 and 21-3 which would raise the mayor’s salary from $150 per quarter to $100 per month, and increase council salary from $16.50 per meeting to $25 per meeting. This was approved, and the second and third readings were waived.

  Trunk-or-Treat will be held on Main Street Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m.

  The Christmas Soup Supper and Tree Lighting will be Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m.

   The Klemme City Council met Oct. 4.

   The council set a tax entity meeting on the Urban Renewal Plan for the City of Klemme on Oct. 12. A public hearing on the plan will be held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. There are 35 areas of land in the urban renewal district. A map can be seen at City Hall.

   The council voted to have Trick or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.