Nahunta moves to online banking

Nahunta will be moving to the use of online banking after a unanimous vote by the city council at Monday’s regular meeting.

Mayor Jeffrey Lee said that the service is currently offered by the Southeastern Bank who currently handles city funds. Lee said the bank would begin charging for printing the check registry and suggested the option as a cheaper alternative.

The city will also approved changes to the city personnel policy to increase the limit on part-time hours from the current level of 20 to the maximum allowed of about 32. The item was added to the agenda after a request by police chief Gene Solano in an effort to allow the department to have more coverage of the city. The limit cap

Tindall Enterprises representative Tindall Enterprises also said that work on repairing various water tower subsystems was well on its way.

Pearson said that the city is currently waiting on the insertion valve to be put in place and once that is completed the tank will be drained for cleaning and valve replacement.

The company will also be performing a flush of the city’s fire hydrants. An official with the company told the Enterprise at the meeting that this could cause a brownish tent to tap water but that it could be fixed by running the water for 10 to 15 minutes.

In other business, the council:

• Listened to a report by Police Chief Gene Solano. The department handled 38 emergency calls and 34 traffic stops. Fifteen citations were issued with 13 for speeding, one for driving while license suspended or revoked and one for failure to yield.

• Listened to a report on the public works department by City Manager Tom Wirth. The department handled 338 work orders for the streets and water department and the sewer department all together. Sixty-nine of those were special assignments while 52 were for the pick up of limbs and debris. The department also changed out and installed 31 new meters.

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