0183:  Kayla Fleming/For the Times Macon County Mayor Steve Jones spoke to the Red Boiling Springs City Council.

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Kayla Fleming/For the Times

Macon County Mayor Steve Jones spoke to the Red Boiling Springs City Council.

Macon County Mayor Steve Jones appeared before the Red Boiling Springs City Council on Feb. 12 to speak on behalf of resident in need of city water.

Residents of Taurus Farms Road have requested that city water be installed on their properties.

"I have talked with the county (commission)," Jones said. "We have got some money set aside to help each of the cities if you could put a waterline in. We could try to help pay for part of that. I told (the residents that) I would be glad to come over tonight and put a request in for your consideration to run a water line out there."

Jones also told the council that there were approximately 12 customers on the road who would want a tap on the line.

A few residents in attendance told the council that there would likely be more families and that many people have farm land on the road and would want taps for the farm land as well.

Jones told the council that the county could likely pay for half of the installation.

Red Boiling Springs Mayor Joel Coe told the council and those in attendance that the issue would be discussed in a work session on March 7.

"We will look at our water budget and see if it's feasible," Coe said.

The council also heard a proposal for an increase in animal control fees to $24 per day for an impoundment fee and $15 per day for a boarding fee. Those fees will have to be paid for dogs to be picked up from the pound. The proposal passed 4-1, with council member Danielle Rufener voting no.

Council member Joe Hill was not present.

The council also approved the renewal of the city's Civil War Trail marker. Vision 2020 offered to pay half of the fee. The renewal will cost the city $100.

Rufener also proposed having a winter party on Feb. 23 for the citizens of Red Boiling Springs and requested $500 for the party. The council did not vote on Rufener's request, but several individuals offered personal donations.