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The City of Mokane's Board of Aldermen discussed city updates at its meeting Monday in Lions Club Hall.

The board heard a maintenance update from Dennis Hoffman. He said he has been cleaning out ditches, and the county came in and cleared the trees down Third Street. But the ditches will need to be re-cleaned because they have filled up with debris from the trees. In order to do that, Hoffman is going to look into getting a grinder, which will allow for the city and community members to use the wood chips.

"We can utilize if I can get a couple people to help me," Hoffman said. "We'll trim all the trees around town that need it, and throw chips on a trailer or leave piles around town."

Members are aiming to do this in mid-October.

Though yards have been pretty decent in town, the board wants to remind the community overgrown yards will result in a fine.

Members then went into a discussion about FEMA and CPWG updates.

Alderman Chad Booher gained information about programs that will be able to help the city with the projects they are looking to get done on Third Street and with all the flooding the town has had.

Booher is going to put a list together of the different projects and ways the board could go about these projects for them to discuss at their next meeting. For example, with the information Booher has received, the city could choose to get help with bridges or they could choose to straighten out the creek, which would get rid of a bridge or two.

Alderman Debbie Tayler is trying to schedule a citywide cleanup this fall for those within the city limits. She will present more information at the next Board of Alderman meeting.

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