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River Heights council bids hail and farewell to its royalty

March 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion

By Lis Stewart

RIVER HEIGHTS — The 2010 River Heights royalty’s term came to an end Tuesday night as the 2011 royalty were presented at the City Council meeting. The new queen is Megan Hendrickson. Her attendants are Jessica Burt, Kayla Longhurst, Krista Bedell, and Megan Ellis.

Councilwoman Kathryn Hadfield presented each of the 2010 royalty with a small scholarship and a rose as a token of appreciation.

“These are great girls,” Hadfield said. “We appreciate you taking the time out of your lives to do that.”

Hadfield also introduced Alex Hansen, the 2010 queen, to the council. “She took charge of letting everyone know about the parades and she was very diligent,” Hadfield said.

“I went to every single parade,” Hansen lightheartedly said.

The rest of the 2010 royalty were also at the meeting to receive their scholarships: attendants Abby Wright, Kirany Gines, and Anna Anderson.

In other business:

— Mayor Bill Baker asked the council to cut their new budget plans by 3 to 5 percent. Treasurer Ross Mann introduced up-to-the-minute budget versus actual reports, which said the city made 90 percent of what it expected in property taxes as of the end of February. The city reached 72 percent of the expected sales tax numbers. Baker asked the council to get started on their budgets now so he can submit it by the second week of April.

— The council adopted the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation. A representative of the Child & Family Support Center brought a copy of the events and asked the council to put it up in the office.

— Baker asked the council to consider purchasing another storage facility to house equipment not used in the winter as well as the city float.

— The council discussed other options for a new health insurance plan for city employees.


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