City Council to vote on tourism funds expenditure

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Charleston City Council will vote on the expenditure of tourism funds for the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championship during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

The request is for $2,400 for the tournament that will be hosted at Eastern on March 19, 20 and 21.

 A recommendation was made by Tourism Supervisor Diane Ratliff to approve the resolution.

The council will vote on a resolution to lease 30 acres of land for growing crops to Gary Hinds for the cash rent of $150/acre for the period of March 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022.

The council will also vote on a bid for Public Works uniform rentals made by Cintas Corporation of Terre Haute, Indiana.

If approved, the contract will last three years and will cost $497.80 weekly, totaling $77,656.80.

Two other bids were received for the contract, but the bid specifications were not met by the other two companies.

Announcements at the meeting include:

• Mayor’s reappointment of Erin Blitz, Guiliana Dongu, and Glenna Starkey to three-year terms on the Charleston Historic Preservation Commission

• Mayor’s reappointment of Don Schaefer to a five-year term on the Airport Authority Board

• Mayor’s appointment of Carl Wolff to a three-year term on the Fire and Police Board of Commissioners

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further. 

The council asks that those who choose to address the council speak into the microphone, limit the presentation to three minutes and avoid repetitive comments.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].