The Lake City council met Monday evening, May 21, and worked through a short agenda consisting of leave of absence, new sewer lines, and city-wide yard sale.
Mayor Billy Anderson discussed the hiring of Terry Chisnall as a part time temporary worker to help out while Norman Eidson is on leave of absence. At the present time Edison could possibly be out until March. Additional help for Cameron Tate will be used on an as needed for weekend service. Mayor Anderson said he or Richard Varner would be available if needed. Edison's personal health insurance will be paid while he is on sick leave, for a 12-week period, after which he will be eligible for Cobra for the next 18 months.
The city is waiting for the Health Department to approve the construction on Danny Dunigan property. The location of the sewer line was discussed for location on the northeast corner of the property. Dunigan has agreed to pay the full cost of the project.
A city-wide yard sale was scheduled for June 15-16, with no permit required.
Mayor Anderson gave an update on various projects, which included: a new 2008 police car has been ordered, due for delivery in 6-8 weeks; Museum is 90 percent complete; and new splash pad is 95 percent complete and scheduled to open the last day of May or first part of June. Usage time for the splash pad will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The new Dollar General Store has started construction.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on June 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.