The Harlan City Council is set to dispose of a property within the city limits. In a meeting held Tuesday, the council passed a resolution setting October 1st at 5:15-p.m. as the date and time for a public hearing on the disposal of the property. The Council previously determined that as city owned property, 808 Main Street, was not needed for public use by the city of Harlan, and to enhance city wide economic development.
The council also passed a resolution approving a contract with Leinen Construction for the Harlan Police Department’s new building. City Administrator Terry Cox told the board with their approval, the building project will begin next Monday.
During his report to the Council, Mayor Gettys presented Pat Deren and Mike Hatfield with certificates for their years of service on various boards. Gettys and Councilman Keith Kaufman brought up the openings on the city council. Kaufman is one of the council members not running for re-election.
Kaufman in Ward 1, Kate Kohorst of Ward 3 and Aaron Anliker, at-large seat, will conclude their terms in office at the end of the year. Mayor Gettys said time is running out for anyone wanting to file nomination papers for City office. He said “This Thursday at 5pm is the deadline to have nomination papers turned in. I am also planning on running for another 2 year term. There truly is still time. We continue to look for engagement. There is a time commitment. It’s as much as you want to make of it. Yet it is getting involved with the future direction of the policy and growth of our community.”
Nomination papers may be picked up at the Harlan City Hall.