Harlan City Council approves appointments to Hotel-Motel Tax Committee


January 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan City Council Tuesday, approved three appointments to the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee. In a regular city council meeting, Mayor Gene Gettys appointed City Councilman Dave Miller, Teresa Coenen and Lisa Meyer to the Committee for a 2 year term. Coenen will serve as the Harlan Business owner and Meyer will represent the Harlan Resident. Gettys also appointed Byron Christensen to the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium Commission. The position became open once the City Council approved Terry Derby’s resignation. Derby had served on the Commission for 6 years but recently has been dealing with health issues. Christensen will finish out the term set to expire on April 19th, 2015.

In other news, the Harlan City Council approved the Harlan Cemetery board’s request to use the south edge of the R.O.W along Cyclone Avenue to build a proposed retaining wall. Councilmember Aaron Anliker said the cement blocks will have designs on them and will set along the north edge of the Harlan Cemetery. Gettys said the Cemetery Board will need to work out details with Harlan Municipal Utilities and to come back with costs and options.