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chester logoBy Michael G. Maness

CHESTER – Mayor Robert Poynter welcomed a nearly full council to the City of Chester’s new year at its regular called meeting Monday evening, Jan. 9.

Poynter asked Councilman Austin Odom and the council to schedule a budget workshop on Tuesday, to they could work a more detailed budget for the upcoming year. Poynter, Odom, and Councilmen Chris Cocco and Wes Whitworth voiced some needs for some line items.

Councilwoman Gale Williams called the council’s attention to some discrepancies in some receipts, small, but every penny counted.

There were some anomalies in the internet billings. Even Odom had received some odd texts, and City Secretary Balela Mahaffey mentioned other concerns. They would be working out the bugs in the weeks ahead.

In the light of the previous meeting with Magnum Gas, they were pleased to announce that because of the reserve credit the Chester Gas was able to pay its month’s bill from that credit.

The minutes from the previous meeting and the financials were approved.

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