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Four things to know from the July Colfax City Council meeting

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:05 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:12 a.m. CST
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(Jamee A. Pierson/Jasper County Tribune)
The Colfax City Council talk about how to handle fireworks within city limits in future years. A survey is planned to get citizen feedback and discussions are set to take place in the coming months.

1. Following the Fourth of July holiday, Colfax City Council has decided to take a further look into regulating fireworks within the city. A survey is planned for residents to get feedback from citizens and the council plans to discuss it before December. No injuries or fires were reported from the use of fireworks Colfax Police Chief Andy Summy reported.

2. Public Works Director Bob Rhone reported the upgrades at the Colfax Swimming Pool were continuing with the concrete pad and canopy work underway. The building paint project has been completed, along with new flooring and has been positively received by citizens and patrons of the pool.

3. Several street closures were approved from both the Jasper County Fair Parade on Monday and the Mineral Springs Celebration Aug. 26. On Monday, the following streets will be closed for the parade at 7 p.m.: Broadway Street between Kelly Street and Walnut Street, Howard Street between Locust Street and Maple Street, Maple Street between Howard Street and Front Street, Front Street between Maple Street and Walnut Street and Locust Street between Broadway Street and Front Street.

For the Mineral Springs Celebration, West Howard Street from North Walnut Street to North Locust Street, West Division Street from North Walnut Street to North Locust Street and North Locust Street form West Front Street to West Division Street will be closed from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.

4. City council accepted the property offered to the city at 423 W. State St. and two abandoned properties at 631 W. State St. and 20 S. Lincoln St.

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