Leader Staff Writer
A motion was made Tuesday night to purchase a $39,000 storage building for Garland City, but some residents are calling foul.
During work sessions earlier in the month the council discussed purchasing a storage building to help alleviate runoff from salt and sand used to clear roadways during snowstorms. The Environmental Protection Agency recommended the city purchase a building to cover and help protect the salt and sand and contain runoffs.
The council spoke briefly about the purchase and made a motion to purchase the building, but Garland City resident Jeff Jensen called them out after the motion.
“Where was the discussion?” Jensen asked. “You made a motion and agreed (to purchase the building) but now you’re discussing it?”
Councilman J.R. Thompson told Jensen that they discussed this issue at a work session. They were presented with bids and discussed the type of material needed as well as the size of the building.
Jensen asked Sharlet Anderson, Garland City’s recorder, if the building had been ordered and she said it had and that a check had already been cut.
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