RIDGELEY – Spending over $6,000 to redirect the impact of heavy rains which have caused flooding in recent months, Ridgeley is now having to keep a close watch on its finances.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
RIDGELEY – Spending over $6,000 to redirect the impact of heavy rains which have caused flooding in recent months, Ridgeley is now having to keep a close watch on its finances.
“We have a lot of bills in October and November,” said mayor Mark Jones, urging all officials and departments to be careful of spending.
The town opened and restored the natural waterway, which was impacting residents on Main Street between Martin Street and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
In other business, the town is preparing to make the second payment on the asbestos mitigation and demolition of the former Ridgeley School.
Initial asbestos removal began Oct. 8 and crews began demolition of the school this week.
In his report, police chief Jake Ryan noted 46 calls for the past month including four domestic disputes, two assaults, two calls for harassment and one motor vehicle accident.
The council passed the second and final reading of the ordinance prohibiting residents from selling, raising or giving away rats within the town.
The council held the first reading of the revised ordinance to prohibit camping within the town boundaries including acts of daily living in a temporary dwelling or non-permanent structure on land owned by the town or on private property without the permission of the property owner.