by Billy Stitz
The Colman City Council met in regular session last Monday to discuss, amongst other things, scheduling the Second Annual Community Picnic for Monday, July 8th.
The picnic, which was held for the first time last year, is a way for community members to get face-to-face with the people who make the decisions in town and meet their newest members. It is also a way for the whole community to get together, share some stories, some laughs and, some hotdogs.
The picnic will be held at the City Park and campground that Monday with the Council meeting to follow right there at the park. The Council is hoping crewmembers from the water and sewer project will be able to make the picnic and answer any questions that citizens may have.
Those crewmembers will be getting to work starting just after the Independence Day Holiday with the arrival of the street crew. They estimate it will take 45 workdays to tear up the roads and streets where the new pipes will be laid. Other crews will arrive as soon as possible after that.
The Council also discussed Looney Days events with everything being mostly the same as last year but with the addition of a Movie in the Park put on by the Jaycees.
The final order of business came when Council President, Jeff Fritz, gave his resignation. Fritz will join the Colman-Egan School Board in July and cannot work on both boards at one time. The Council could not vote on his resignation because they didnít have a quorum, leaving the resignation unofficial until they can vote on it in July. No replacement has been named for Fritzís position on the board or as President, but there was one nomination for his ward seat. That too can not be voted on until July.