The Lake City Council voted to give Mayor Jerry Bowman a three percent raise in salary for 2005 at the Nov. 15 council meeting. During the Oct. 18 council meeting, employees Crews, Saffell, Chamness, Carter and Hiser were given 5 percent raises for the new year, with Eidson, Tate, Varner, Timms, Maynard and Mann increases of 3 percent. Employees were also voted a year end bonus of $350.
On the recommendation of the Lake City Planning and Zoning committee, plans for the first phase of Dennis Holden's third addition were approved as presented, with one suggestion, including the placement of a 24" culvert instead of an 18" one. The larger culvert will allow more turnaround room for buses. The first phase of the subdivision will include 12 homes.
The council voted to begin the Blue Bagging Program this month, geared at recycling trash products.
The council approved Resolution No. 1018-04 (Hazard Mitigation Grant Program) and named Mayor Bowman as the city's mitigation planning spokesman.
Plans for a new city human resource handbook are being studied. Bowman was selected as human resource officer and personnel manager.
A special budget meeting was scheduled for Nov. 29 to review the 2005 budget.
The council passed Ordinance 208-04, concerning enforcement of curfews, by suspending the rules and placing it on the first, second and third readings.
The current city millage resolution was continued, allowing collection of 1.6 mills personal, and 1.6 for real estate.
Bowman reported that the newly renovated senior citizen center is nearing completion.
The December 13 regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Lake City Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the city park. An open house will be held at the fire station following the parade, with pictures made with Santa.