The Lake City Council worked through a short agenda consisting of reports and updates at the regular meeting Monday evening, Feb. 18.
Mayor Billy Anderson reported the city entered the new year with an excellent financial balance. He also announced that $7,480 was received as a result of the city equipment auction.
"The first phase of the codification of our ordinances has been completed," Anderson said. "In order for us to condense them any further we will need to review the ordinances individually."
Mayor Anderson reviewed a letter from the Arkansas State Highway Department, which stated their plans to raise the speed limit on Highway 18 as soon as the work schedule permits.
Literature on the storm siren was reviewed, with a total purchase price of $17,000. Mayor Anderson will contact State Rep. Ray Kidd about the possibility of securing a grant to help with financing for the siren, before any further action.
Delmar Maple contacted the city concerning his property, currently zoned agricultural. Mr. Maple has expressed his desire to sell the property, but was unable to attend the meeting. The landowner will be contacted concerning when and how he wants to sell the property, so a decision can be made by the council.
The council voted to donate $250 to the DARE program again this year.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 17, at city hall.