The Town of Luther Trustees made quick work of a Special Meeting Wednesday night.
Broadcast on Periscope, the five trustees considered and approved three items.
- Regarding the sale of 112 S Main. An extension was granted for the closing on the sale of the historic downtown building owned by the Town. Jesse and Pam Simmons say the closing process has been slower than hoped for, but are hopeful they could close on the property within a week if the Bank comes through with the paperwork. The Simmons plan to open Rustic Farm in the space and offer antiques, home decor and other items. Booths will also be available for rent. Mrs. Simmons is hopeful to be open as soon as possible … after they get through closing. For more information on the store, read this document from 1980 from its nomination to The Historic Register. A few things have changed since the nomination, and the building fell into some disrepair. Records show the Town bought the property in 2011 for $34,000 and accepted a bid from the Simmons’ for $20,000.
- Last week the Board didn’t complete the proper steps when they voted to hike the pay for the Town Clerk/Treasurer from $60 to $200 a month. They needed an ordinance change for that, which was drawn up for the Special Meeting tonight, and passed. Applicants for the position should contact Town Hall for an appointment to serve until a new Clerk/Treasurer might be elected in April, along with four open Board seats.
- The board agreed to get their codes updated with a company called Sterling Codifiers at $21 per page. Once the coding is updated on the town ordinances, Trustee Andy McDaniels recommended that the Town pursue digitizing the documents and providing easier access to not only the board members, but all citizens of Luther. There was general agreement to pursue that option officially soon.
Speaking of ordinances, Luther resident CJ Cavin has provided what many consider a gift. He has scanned the Town Ordinances, and although they might not all be up to date, they certainly are a helpful tool to become more informed about our Town while the Trustees might move toward modernizing governance. Click here for the download and happy reading!