During her City Manager’s report given at the Sept. 7 Chariton City Council meeting, Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said that the City’s USDA grant for the Chariton Police Department has been formally approved.

“We have received the final document for the grant. A portion of the $57,000 that will be received will go towards new computers that will be put in all the police vehicles and a portion of it will also go towards a new police vehicle,” Liegois said.

Liegois also told the council that the Chariton Historic Preservation’s Cemetery Tour will be held at the Chariton Cemetery this coming Sunday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. The theme of this year’s cemetery tour will be “The Woman In the Iron Fence and Her Neighborhood.”

Liegois also said that the youth soccer season is here and that the soccer field at Northwest Park is ready to go for youth soccer.

In the City Council member comments’ portion of the meeting, Council member Jayma Hoch asked if the City of Chariton could make a phone call regarding the Auburn Avenue railroad tracks, which she said aren’t in good shape.

“I have a phone number to contact about those,” Hoch said.

Hoch provided Liegois with the phone number and Liegois will follow up on this matter.

Council member Roger Manser wished the best of luck for the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department at the State Fireman’s Convention in Grinnell, which was this past weekend. “Good luck and come home safe,” Manser told Chariton Fire Chief Steve Davis, who was at the meeting.

Chariton Mayor Denny Bisgard asked Liegois if Chariton TV has gotten back to her yet about setting a TV up in the council chambers for the purpose of broadcasting Chariton City Council meetings.

“I have not heard anything back from them in awhile but I will follow up on this,” Liegois said.