Durham council sells bank building

Contributing writer

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Durham City Council approved selling the old bank building to David and Mona Hein.

Acting mayor Gary Unruh asked for authority to order more gravel without prior approval from the council whenever it is needed. Unruh uses the gravel to repair chuckholes in city streets. The request was approved.

Unruh reported that repairs to playground equipment at the park might cost more than previously estimated.

City Clerk Joyce Medley reported a total of 532,400 gallons of water were pumped in August, with 513,490 gallons sold. That represents a loss of 3.55 percent.

Sommerfeld reported he had checked the city’s four wells and none was more than a foot lower.

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