The Keota City Council heard updates from city departments this week during their regular meeting. Kevin Slaubaugh with the Public Works Department says a local 4-H group will be doing some painting and other projects around town later this spring. He says all stop signs have been replaced and is hoping to do more next year.
Slaubaugh adds all of the graves in the cemetery have been seeded and crews will start mowing when the weather cooperates. Police Officer Doug Conrad shared with the council that he has responded to several disorderly conduct, domestic disputes and public intoxication calls.
He says the Police Department will be purchasing more equipment before the budget year is up and requested the city donate $100 to the Sheriff Eric Stein Memorial fund. The City of Keota also received a $1,000 grant from the Keokuk County Community Endowment Foundation toward the expense of last December’s fire.