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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motley’s water, while safe to consume, is brown. The city’s water treatment facility was built in 1992, and the filters were designed to operate at 300 gallons per minute. The high water demand has them sometimes operating at 380 gallons per minute and the filters are having trouble removing manganese and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Hometown Planning Services gave the city of Motley three options for its planning and zoning services in November 2012. Due to more research needed and absenteeism at meetings, the Council waited to choose option one at the March 12 meeting. Hometown Planning provides ongoing assistance with updating zoning ordinances and land [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Amy Hutchison was sworn in by Motley’s Clerk Treasurer Terri Smith Tuesday as the newest member of the Council. During the 2012 election, Steve Johnson, who was not up for re-election, put his hat in the ring for a new four-year term and he won. The remaining two years on [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Planning for the growth of the city, the Motley Council heard from a representative from Bolton Menk Inc., Consulting Engineers and Surveyers. John Graupman spoke about constructing a new water treatment facility to replace the 20-year-old one now in use. After viewing the city’s current plant, Graupman said the steel [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer When $18,000 was eliminated from the building fund in Motley’s proposed budget for 2013, taxes payable decreased by 1 percent. By adding $15,000 back into the budget for the building fund, the levy remained nearly the same as last year: a 0.2 percent increase. “Without setting money aside, we would not [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Ashlee Badger, who began seeking a 3.2 liquor license in October, requested a variance to Motley’s liquor ordinance, or an ordinance change, for her restaurant. The request was tabled in October to give the Motley City Council time to look at options. At Tuesday’s meeting, the request was again tabled. El [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The two largest industries in Motley, Morey’s Seafood International and Trident Seafoods, will each be assessed for the city’s new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) beginning in 2013. Since the city determined that without the two large industries, there would have been no reason to update the plant, no other businesses will [...]

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The proposed levy may decrease by Dec. 11 By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The city of Motley’s 2013 preliminary levy was approved by the City Council at Tuesday’s meeting. It will increase by less than 1 percent to all residents. The preliminary levy for 2013 was approved at $328,509, up from $325,460 in 2012. The general fund, [...]

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Business conducted by the Motley City Council Tuesday night included: • Discussing Tom Zetah’s request during July’s meeting to have the city implement a plan that would bring new businesses to town. Zetah said he had been trying to sell his hardware store for years with no luck. He said no one wanted to buy [...]

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