Lack of notice forces city delay

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By TONY STINNETT/Courier Sports Editor

The Town of Woodbury Mayor and Aldermen postponed a public hearing during September's regular monthly meeting because the public notice was not published prior to the meeting, according to Mayor Harold Patrick.

The situation cost the Town of Woodbury money and also caused incon-venience for persons attend-ing last week's meeting for the purpose of the public hearing regarding a bond resolution for the author-ization and issuance of a water and sewer revenue refunding and improvement bond.

"I followed up and the fault was not on our end," Patrick told the Aldermen and those in attendance at the meeting. "Mistakes do happen and we understand that, but I am not happy about this one as it cost us money. We had the information to the paper prior to the deadline but it was not published so we have to reschedule a public hearing."

The Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on first reading that would amend the Woodbury Municipal Code relative to the keeping of animals. It must pass on second reading in October. The amended ordinance reads: "It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to permit any dog owned by him or under his control to run at large within the corporate limits.  All dogs within the corporate limits shall be enclosed within a fenced area or pen with adequate shelter to protect the animal from the weather."

A public hearing on the issue will be held prior to October's regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

The Aldermen approved Resolution 7-13 which is a resolution granting approval to the Cannon County rescue Squad to provide rescue, emergency and non emergency services and support to the residents of the Town of Woodbury.  This will help the Rescue Squad with possible future  grant applications.

The Board also approved the 5K run of for the Cannon County Youth Dream on Sept. 21. The 5K event helps raise money to fund scholarships.

 Shirley Nelson requested permission to hold a walk-a-thon at Dillon Park Oct. 5th to help raise money for her 15-year-old granddaughter Keiley Roller who is currently awaiting a bone marrow transplant.  Funds raised from the walk-a-thon will go toward Roller's medical expenses. The request was unanimously granted.

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