Gasification and Fireworks are OUT!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Discussion on gasification is over, the town grows and fireworks end. Those are a few of the items on this week’s meeting of the Woodbury Mayor and Board of Alderman.
For over thirty minutes, the board heard from their attorney, persons in the audience and almost everyone on the board voiced an opinion of gasification.  For several months, 360 Recycling has lobbied to construct a recycling/gasification plant in Woodbury.  City Attorney Matt Cowan told the board that in it’s current form, he could not advise the city to enter into an agreement with the firm.  Mayor Duggin said that the city had reached the end of the discussion period with the company.  The topic was dropped, without a vote.
Member heard the first reading of Ordinance No. 497, the ordinance restricted the use of fireworks inside the corporate limits of Woodbury.  A resident of McCrary Street reported that fireworks could be heard for a 15 day period around the 4th of July. The first reading passed with all members in agreement. The only limitation is the 4th of July Fireworks celebration will still be conducted.
Two other items before the board was adoption of Resolution 2018-02 and Resolution 2018-03. Those actions pertained to three parcels owned by Jimmy Lester on Tanglewood Drive.  Both resolutions passed and the lots will be up for a discussion at a public hearing to review the extensions of services and adding the parcels into the city limits.
In other action, the alderman approved a contract from Preston Brothers Construction to repair area leading to the city fire hall.