Town Crier News Staff
The Lake City Council met on Monday evening, April 16, and worked through a short 10 minute meeting consisting of confirming board members, plans to pave Lake Street and passing of an ordinance to do so.
The council approved the 2007 Planning and Zoning Committee Board, which includes Norman Eidson, Terry Chisnall, Donald Davis, Rick Forman and Michael Burnside. The new members of the reorganized board include Forman and Burnside.
The bid for paving of Lake Street went to Atlas Asphalt, for $24,599.25. The cost will be paid out of the Street Department budget.
Ordinance 225-07 passed for acceptance of competitive bidding and authorization for street paving and repair. An emergency was declared and the ordinance was passed on the first reading, with a unanimous vote.
A quarterly financial report was presented and approved by the council.
City administration reports included:
*A new police car has been ordered, with delivery date set for June.
*Recent tractor repair was listed as being $2,900.
*Repair to the city museum is 80 percent completed, and expected completion date is June 1.
*Splash pad at the park is 75 percent complete with plans to be finished by May 15.
* Dollar General will be re-located across Highway 18 to improve parking and to maintain a safe traffic flow. Building inspector Norman Edison has approved the building plans. A building permit will be issued when building construction begins. The old business will be sold and moved.
*Possible new city business establishments include Subway and H&R Block.
*Phones have been installed on the sewer pumping stations for automatic notification during an emergency situation. The order of persons receiving assigned notifications includes Norman Edison, Cameron Tate, Rick Varner and Mayor Billy Anderson.
"When the float gets to a certain level, then a call is made to prevent overflowing of a manhole," said Mayor Anderson.
*Alderman John Milligan about decision to run the city sewer line down Fourth Street to the home of Danny Dunigan, per request at the last council meeting.
Dunigan listed the total material cost for four manholes and 1,500 foot of pipe at $8,381.
"We would do the work if they came up with the money," said Mayor Anderson. "We can't go any further."
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 6:30 p.m. May 21.