Lake City council welcomes new clinic

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The city council in Lake City met on Monday evening, Jan. 21, and adopted the 2008 city budget, passed a hazard plan, and welcomed the staff from a new health clinic.

The council passed Ordinance 229-08 to adopt the 2008 budget for the City of Lake City.

Resolution 121 was also passed, adopting the Multi-Jurisdiction Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Special guest Regina Burkes, with White River Health Center, addressed the council and gave a brief overview of the center and its benefits. The center was opened for business on Jan. 2; with hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dr. Terry Hunt is the center physician. A nurse practitioner will also be on duty. The center has x-ray capabilities now and plans to add a dentist and a pharmacy in the near future.

The council authorized Mayor Billy Anderson to begin selling some old equipment belonging to the city, on Feb. 2.

City Clerk Linda Simpson updated the council on the proposed purchase of a new computer system for city use. The council approved the purchase as requested.

The council moved to pay the difference in Mayor Anderson's insurance coverage. Currently the city coverage stops once an employee is eligible for retirement.

Other items of discussion included the arrival of a new tractor in February and the upcoming groundbreaking on the Quick-Shop.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on Feb. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

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