CLAYPOOL — Business was lively at the Claypool Town Board meeting April 17.
In its first order of business, the board heard a presentation from Claypool Elementary fourth-graders about a proposal for a city flag. Eight students spoke at the event, explaining that eight original flag designs were submitted. Everyone at the elementary school voted for their favorite option.
The flag is orange to represent basketball, and stripes on the design symbolize the railroads that run through the city.
The board approved the idea and stated that it would get an official city flag made for the school.
During the meeting, Town Marshal Ben Sanders swore in Danielle Kreft as Claypool’s deputy reserve officer. Kreft is expected to start at the position in a couple weeks.
Sanders also informed the board that in March, he received 63 total calls for service.
“As of now, we’re already over that for April,” Sanders said.
Spring clean-up for the city will take place on May 23. Items that residents would like to dispose of can be placed at curbsides for pick-up. However, items such as tires, wet paint, hazardous materials, chemicals, computers and televisions will not be picked up.
The board asks that items be placed in a box, bag, or container, if possible.
In other business:
- March meeting minutes were approved.
- The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Claypool Lions building.