Lake City increases water fees
The Lake City city council met in regular session, on Monday, March 17, and adopted a city ordinance increasing water fees, set clean-sweep dates, and approved a resolution to apply for grants to construct a fire protection substation at Bowman.
Aldermen adopted an ordinance raising the minimum water bill by $1, for use of 2,000 gallons of water or less. It has been ten years since the residential water rate has been raised The council deemed the increase necessary to pay for a new well and other improvements.
The council designated the second week in April as the cities spring clean-sweep week.
The council declined to donate $250 to the Riverside after prom planned activities, as requested by teacher Danny Dunnigan, stating that they had already given $20,000 to build a safe room at the school.
The council approved a resolution to allow the city to apply for a matching-funds grant of $15,000 through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program, for the purchase of land and construction of a fire protection substation in the Bowman Community. The Bowman substation will be just like the one in the Lester Community.
The council voted not to join the Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is currently making plans to use federal transportation money in and around the Jonesboro area.
The council accepted a bid from Dan Cruise Auto Repair of $1,255, for placement of a 2003 truck bed to be placed on the cities new Ford truck.
Mayor Jerry Bowman agreed to donate remaining prizes from the 2002 Cotton Fest , to the Lake City Museum fund-raiser.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on April 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m.