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Chamber of Commerce meeting set for Feb. 11th at 11:30 am at Simple Simmons Pizza..

The Chamber is asking for your input on Citizen of the Year and Business of the year…….

The Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce will be giving two awards at the Annual Chamber Banquet.  This year we will be accepting nominations from  the business community and the community. The awards will be given are Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and the Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the year.  If you know someone or a business that is deserving of one of these awards please fill out the form and submit it to the Chamber.  (click on the link provided on the right side of this page)

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Minutes and bills were approved.

Old business - none

New business - planning and zoning meeting
On cell tower construction - Verison

Michelle Wilson - resigned as a reserve police officer for the city of Seneca.

Council went into a closed meeting.
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Dan Eads - Addressed the council about bring water and sewer to their property located on New 60 Highway. The line would run from old 60 up the hill south to their property which is located on New 60 highway. Mr. Eads will run the lines.

The property has been plated for 80 houses which he stated is a ten year plan.

Malone asked if the current water system would sustain 80 more houses? Vance stated that he thought it would be fine.

The council wants the planning and zoning committee to look at the project. The planning and zoning committee then can bring it to the full council. Mayor Bennett stated he wanted Eads to contact DNR and explain to them his plans.

The planning and zoning committee will meet with Mr. Eads. Cecil Vance, Bob Wilson, Darrin King, Hack Zane will serve on the planning and zoning committee.
The meeting is being set for January 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Seneca City Hall.

Estimated cost of project 125,000 by property owner.
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Josh DodsonThis was zoned commercial. They zoning back to residential? There are houses for sale all over Seneca area, last thing need is a bunch of vacant homes like happened in Bentonville area. With no Wal-Mart coming that is that many less jobs. What is needed is the common industry. The city should look to but that property and start thinking about and industrial area while seeking industry and giving tax credits. A TIF could really help with the city. Until industry is built less revenue will come to the community. Without small businesses less industry comes to Seneca. The city needs to grow in a positive direction! People need to get involved. As former Chamber President, I would challenge all citizens to grt involved, go to meetings, get informed and help where you can!2 weeks ago

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Public Works - Jarred Edson - Gave the report for Public Works Director - Leo Hirdler was not present at the meeting.

Edson - talked about an electrical problem at the waste water treatment plant.

A water main break at rail road tracks - fixed

The crew worked treating the roads for the ice.

Fire Chief - Darrin King - Talked about National Incident Command which is required to receive federal grants.

The training is to teach the officials how to oversee a large incident if it was to occur in our district.

Chief King will have a meeting with the committee about the run off water at the station site.
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Doug SkaggsI have a question. What we can we do about the lime? Just replaced my water tank and it was only 5 years old.2 weeks ago

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Police Chief James Altic - Discussed a young man who is working with the police department on code violations. This young man is doing this as a college project.

Public Safety tax funds will be used to purchase batteries for radios.

Having some vehicle issues there will be some bills coming through.

He talked about the note pads which where received on surplus through the state.

Altic talked talk about purchasing a copy machine which will work with the new systems that are being implemented in the police department. Altic stated that he bid on copiers and gave the council information about the machines. The current copier is outdated and is costing the department money to keep it running.

Altic asked the council to purchase the copier for the police department.

The council agreed to purchase the new copier.

Discussion on the wifi and having the computer guy to fix it.
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