Palmyra City Council members approved applications for a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants for the purchase of new police radios and a Memorandum of Option pertaining to a five-acre tract of land in the Warren Head Business Park during their regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 8.

Palmyra City Council members approved applications for a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants for the purchase of new police radios and a Memorandum of Option pertaining to a five-acre tract of land in the Warren Head Business Park during their regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 8.

Council members authorized Mayor Loren Graham to sign a Memorandum of Option with Estelbrook Management LLC for five acres of land in the Warren Head Business Park. As engineering work approaches and word gets out about the expanded business park, city officials are preparing to invite new businesses to the Flower City.

City Attorney Chase Hickman delivered the first reading of a bill aimed at keep the City's streets and sidewalks clear of debris or other items. During a previous council meeting, Street Commissioner Lynn Smith reported that basketball hoops were obstructing the streets in some areas of town.

Building Inspector/Safety Officer Chuck Anderson reported that MIRMA provided a safety evaluation rating of 92 percent, and he said the search will begin soon for sump pumps tied to the sewer system.

The council members adjourned into a closed session to discuss real estate matters.

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