Kingman council backs veteran issues
11/10/2013 6:00:00 AM
By Doug McMurdo
KINGMAN - Veterans were front and center last week when Mayor Janet Watson and the City Council issued a pair of proclamations - naming November Veterans' Month and supporting Buddy Poppy Days sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
"Kingman is a community that honors and promotes the ideals that the citizens of this nation live in freedom, won through the great sacrifices and many tribulations which have provided the foundation for a free, prosperous and independent life," said Watson. "We realize that each generation must work to maintain this freedom, otherwise, through carelessness or indifference, the rights and liberties enjoyed may vanish."
Kingman, said Watson, acknowledges the mission of the Elks and "join them in expressing gratitude for the privilege of American citizenship with appropriate celebrations."
The VFW has sold Buddy Poppies since 1922, said Watson. Assembled by disabled veterans, the proceeds, she said, of this fundraising campaign are used for the benefit of disabled or needy veterans, their widows and orphans.
The VFW's motto regarding the poppies is "Honor the Dead by Helping the Living."
Watson said the city "urges citizens of the community to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing generously to its support" through the purchase of Buddy Poppies today and Monday.
In other City Council news:
Johnasen Construction Inc., was awarded a bid to extend sewer lines on Beverly Avenue from North Fifth Street to Fairfax Avenue with stub-outs to all building lots and existing homes fronting the project limits.
The cost of about $143,600 will be paid through Community Development Block Grant funds.
Cameron Broadcasting was granted approval to build a 190-foot high communications tower at 218 Jackson St. on property in the Hualapai Mountain Overlay District.
The tower will support several antennas for radio broadcasts as well as an antenna for the Emergency Broadcast System, and still another for cell phone service.