EViola's mayor, Jackie Estes called a special city council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5 at city hall.
The main purpose of the meeting was to talk about street bids to fix several roads that had been damaged by heavy flooding in March. The roads in question were Pickern Hall Road, Circle Drive, the driveway at the Bank of Salem and Longhorn Drive from the Viola school band room to Highway 223.
Estes said King offered to do the job for $80 per ton. Another company that the city is possibly going to hire to do the work is Pace, formerly known as Ozark Asphalt. Pace offered to do the work on all the roads for $69,486. Just to fix the damage on Pickern Hall Road will cost $40,654.
"The bank needs done, for sure, and the part on Pickern Hall Road," Estes said.
The council voted to fix Pickern Hall Road, the bank driveway and to patch Circle Drive.
Daryl Zimmer brought up a fire department issue. Currently, members are reimbursed $5 per call. Now, with the rise in gas prices, Zimmer said they are considering raising the calls that are outside city limits to $10 per call.
Estes also gave an update on the city park. He said new playground equipment is installed and the park board has laid new sod on the baseball field. Estes said the cost to beautify the park was $30,000. "If you haven't been down there, it looks pretty good," Estes said.