Mark Hall Patton from the Henderson Historical Society attended the Caliente City Council meeting on September 15 at the City Hall.
Besides being an expert on history, Patton is also well known for his regular appearances on HISTORY’s Pawn Stars.
Patton was up first on the agenda to approve the Fraternal Order of E. Clampus Vitus to camp within city limits and place a monument within the city. The motion was approved.
Patton gave a presentation and wants to put a monument in Caliente about the railroad and flooding in the wash.
In other business, the action to approve the public participation process and applying for 2016 CDBG grants was approved. There will be a public hearing held as part of the next council meeting on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
The action to move forward with refinance of USDA loans was approved.
The proposal for repairs of the Depot HVAC system was approved.
Assistant Fire Chief Ty Mizer was present to remind the council of the annual Nationwide Fire Prevention Week October 9-15. This nationwide date collaborates with the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
This years Fire Prevention Week Campaign “Don’t Wait, Check the Date. Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” represents the final year of a three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
Mizer stated the Caliente Fire Department will be visiting Caliente Elementary School for fire prevention safety tips during the week.