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  • Mayor: National Guard project back on track

  • The Fairview City Council received some good news during their Tuesday night meeting about a National Guard project.
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  • FAIRVIEW — The Fairview City Council received some good news during their Tuesday night meeting about a National Guard project.
    "It is coming back on track," said Sid Oliver, mayor of the city. "As of here about a year ago, every time I talked with them, they said they were revamping, making some administrative changes. But they called me last Friday (April 5), a complete different person called me and they want to touch base with me and get it going again. It sounds like it is coming back on track."
    The project Oliver is referring to is called an innovative readiness training program.
    "They are going to send their engineers and their men in to help us with our drainage and streets, that is the projects we are looking at," he said. "See, a lot of our bad streets are because they don't drain. We get bad storms and we are under water. If we had drainage, then that would hold our roads together."
    Once the project starts, the only thing the city will have to pay for is the material and the fuel.
    "They bring in the equipment, their engineers in, survey it, look at it and say which way the water is supposed to go," the mayor said.
    In other business, the council approved Amber Davis as a reserve officer.
    "She is graduated from police academy," Oliver said. "She wanted to come down and get some hands-on experience. So we approved her as a ride along, she is a non-paid position and will ride along with our officer."
    In other action:
    • Pam McNee and Florence Belt were sworn in as new council members;
    • Set a pet clinic for Saturday.
    "It (will be held at the Fairview Fire Department and) is at 9:30 a.m. we have a veterinarian comes in and he gives rabies, parvo shots and license our pets here in town," Oliver said. "Anybody in the surrounding area that wants to bring their dog over they, can bring their dog over to get shots for it."
    • Set the city-wide garage sale for Saturday, May 4 and the cleanup date for Saturday, May 18.
    "(Garage sale) is for anyone who wants to participate," he said. "We have quite a few people come in from out of town to see what we have got. We encourage everybody to come and see what type of stuff we have got for sell."
    The next city council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at Fairview City Hall.
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