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City Of ShepheardBy Tony Farkas
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SHEPHERD — It was standing room only in the Shepherd City Council chambers as residents of two city streets brought up concerns about the condition of city streets.

City Secretary Debra Hagler said a room full of people wanted action on the potholes on Railroad Avenue and Ragsdale Street, which also has a ditch with an exposed pipe.

Hagler said the aldermen will look for alternative ways to fund repairs. She said the city did a study in 2018, and there was $3 million in repairs that were identified.

There was talk of doing an overlay, which will be discussed at the next meeting.

No action was taken.

Other residents’ concerns were trash on Shoemaker Road, but the city took no action as someone has to be caught tossing the trash on the street.

In other business, the city:

•scheduled a public hearing for the next meeting over the abandonment or sale of alleyway to Jeff Langham;

•approved a plat for Bluegill Subdivision, which will be developed at the corner of North Byrd and Lilley streets; and

•approved the 2023 holiday schedule for the city.

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