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BENJAMIN—The Benjamin City Council approved changes to its utility collections and fees policies and procedures during its December meeting.
The new rates: $80 water deposit home owners; $160 deposit renters; $125 for existing water tap; $400 new water tap; and $80 new sewer tap.
The council accepted bid of $7,000 from Kuehler Irrigation for the purchase of the city’s motor grader, appointed J.P. Buddy Tolson to the Knox County Appraisal District board.
In addition, the council reviewed examples for a “junk vehicle” ordinance, as well as an ordinance for regulation of weeds, filth, carrion and other unwholesome natter, but tabled discussions until January.
The council took no action on a new security system for city yard and when to reopen it and tabled discussion on personnel policies.
BISD Supt. Gordon Thomas and Dennis Duke addressed the council about street
closures for upcoming construction and improvements to the school facilities, but
took no actions until easements could be consulted and more information obtained
from the engineering firm about moving current service lines.