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Joaquin has joined in with other Shelby County cities and the county to help fund a recycling trailer that will make its way to each entity twice a year.

 

Mayor Mike Wood says the city will pay a fee of $1,000 over two years for the service.

 

Also, at last week’s meeting, the Joaquin City Council decided to renew the water contract with Paxton/Jackson water till December, at which time, according to Mayor Wood it would be re-evaluated when the new reverse osmosis plant goes on line.

 

James McDaniel also addressed the council in regards to drainage problems along streets in predominantly black neighborhoods. Mayor Wood said the council advised McDaniel they will do what they can with limited resources, with no promise.

 

Councilman Bill Baker was also re-elected to be Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Joaquin.

 

Mayor Wood added he was thrilled to see the city’s sales tax revenues increase 10 percent in June from the same period a year ago. He said growth among retail business in Haslam is leading the way.

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