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Hamilton council to vote on giving local schools $270K over next two years

Submitted by Scott Johnson on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:52
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The City of Hamilton has included a recommendation on the Hamilton City Council's agenda for its meeting on Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. to give its three local schools an annual donation of $135,000 per year for two years.  

The recommendation requests that the money be divided equally, with each of the three schools--elementary, middle and high--receiving $45,000 per year from the City of Hamilton.  

‘Happy to have found Hamilton’ n Love’s official speaks to council

HAMILTON - Love’s loves Hamilton.
In the wake of the announcement of a new Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store to be built in Hamilton, Love’s real estate project manager, William Gleason of Oklahoma City, Okla., appeared at the Hamilton City  Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
According to Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, Love’s is planning to purchase 20 acres on River Road Drive, right off of Interstate 22’s Exit 14, for a large truck stop.
The City of Hamilton owns a three-acre plot of land at the site.

Officials discuss water, sewer rates

HAMILTON - On-table proposals to help offset large losses at Hamilton’s sewer and water operations could increase minimum bills by $2.04 for sewer customers and 22 cents for water customers.
During a work session on Wednesday, Jan. 16, Hamilton Water Superintendent Rodney Williams told the Hamilton City Council that increasing residential sewer rates by 10 percent and commercial rates by 30 percent could help soften the costly blow of providing sewer to residents.

Love’s to build truck stop on Exit 14; Project could break ground as early as June

HAMILTON - A Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store is anticipated to break ground in Hamilton as quickly as this summer.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Page told the Journal Record that Love’s has plans set in place to acquire 20 acres on River Road Drive, right off of Interstate 22’s Exit 14, for a large truck stop, convenience store, bath house and two restaurants.
The company could be ready to break ground on its new location as early as June.

Christmas Tree Lighting a success


(Photo courtesy of John Boyett) Hamilton Mayor Bob Page is shown with Santa Claus in front of the City of Hamilton’s lit Christmas Tree. The tree was donated to city by Tara Place Christmas Tree Farm and the lights were provided by Hamilton Walmart.

HAMILTON - Conservative estimates place turnout for the City of Hamilton’s 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at more than 750 attendees.
The Hamilton City Council heard from Hamilton Mayor Bob Page at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, who publically thanked those who assisted in the city’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which took place at Hamilton City Hall on Thursday, Nov. 29.
According to Page, he estimated that there were about 750 people who attended the ceremony. He called this a conservative estimate.

Sullins appointed to replace Cochran

Hamilton City Councilman Gene Sanderson (right) nominated Wade Sullins to fill former councilman Kenneth Cochran’s seat at the Monday, Nov. 19, meeting. Also shown is Hamilton City Councilwoman Tami Lewis Williams.

HAMILTON - By a vote of 3-1, with councilman Tami Lewis  Williams voting against the measure, the Hamilton City Council appointed Wade Sullins to replace former councilman and current Marion County District 2 Commissioner Kenneth Cochran.
“We had a councilman elected as district commissioner. It’s this council’s responsibility to replace him with a new person to serve,” said mayor Bob Page.
Councilman Gene Sanderson nominated Sullins to replace Cochran.
After the council voted, Page addressed Sullins briefly.

First tree lighting ceremony tomorrow night

HAMILTON - The first Mayor’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. outside of Hamilton City Hall.
Beginning at 5:30, several groups will perform, bringing real holiday spirit to the ceremony.
Hamilton Boy Scout Troup 56 will begin the ceremony with opening prayer.
Hamilton’s elementary and middle school choirs will perform at the event. The ceremony will also feature performances from Hamilton High School’s Key Line Dancers and the high school color guard.

City faces $1.8 million deficit in FY ‘19


Hamilton accountant Allen Cantrell (left) hands copies of the City of Hamilton’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget to councilman Kenneth Cochran. Also shown are (from left) Cantrell, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page and councilmen Bobby Joe Irvin, Cochran and Herb Winsett.

HAMILTON - The City of Hamilton is facing a tight financial outlook with at least four large projects which are anticipated to be paid for over the next year.
The Hamilton City Council adopted a $9.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 at its Monday, Nov. 5, council meeting.
The adopted budget projects revenues of   $7,397,250, meaning that there is an expected $1,806,958.53 shortfall for the year.
Hamilton accountant Allen Cantrell gave the council a detailed look at the city’s past and upcoming budgets during a work session on Wednesday, Oct. 31.