Mary Alice Reporting – City of Dover council met in regular session Monday evening with the mayor giving several updates.

Shane Gunnoe first noted the work the general services department has done to clear debris from the recent high winds.

The mayor also pointed out that the city’s fire department, established in 1873, is celebrating 150 years of service.

“On Saturday, May 20th, from 12 to four, at station number two. Join us for a tour, equipment displays, and demonstrations. We will also have activities for children. Please come out and celebrate with us.”

Meanwhile, contractors from Tucson Excavating will begin work on a new park path, near the baseball fields, in the upcoming week.

Within Gunnoe’s report, he said that the city is requesting technical assistance in the form of a community planner.

“For improvement to our downtown area under the Appalachian Community Grant Program, and will focus on preparing our downtown revitalization implementation grant, which we plan to file for later this year.”

In other city news, three new police cruisers are expected to arrive soon and two older models will be sold. In addition, work began at the Dover Power Plant and bids will be received later this month for a bridge project, which is still anticipated to start this year.

The city office building will be closed April 10th for Good Friday.

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