Lake City Clerk Linda Simpson read a letter of resignation from Alderwoman Debbie Davis at the July 21 regular city council meeting. A motion to accept the resignation passed unanimously. Present for the meeting were Aldermen Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Mark Mann and Kenneth Winford. Aldermen Jon Milligan and Debbie Davis were absent.
Alderman Eakins made a motion to appoint Donald Davis to fill the position for the remainder of the term. The vote was 2-2 with Barker and Eakins voting yes, and Mann and Winford voting no. The council tabled the decision until the next meeting when Alderman Milligan would be present.
Simpson read the third and final reading of Lake City Ordinance 213-08, an Ordinance amending Ordinance 57. The ordinance added fowls to the existing ordinance forbidding livestock and other animals to be kept in the city limits. The Ordinance was approved unanimously.
Simpson read the second reading of Ordinance 232-08, an ordinance to close a portion of Bush Street and declaring an emergency. Council members accepted the second reading unanimously.
In other business:
*Mayor Anderson asked the council to review the findings of the 2006 Legislative Joint Audit. There were no objections and findings were accepted by all members.
*Mayor Anderson informed the council Alltel is still interested in the City of Lake City property for a tower. A check has been received for an inspection period through June 2009.
*Due to the lack of response from the National Night Out Headquarters, the City of Lake City will not have National Night Out this year. It was decided to wait until later when the weather cools or possibly in the spring and sponsor a city-wide event similar to the National Night Out.
*Mayor Anderson told the council the Police Department had received a Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $4,500 from the Department of Finance. This will be used to purchase radar equipment for two police cars. Also, the new fire service truck should arrive by the end of the month.
*A motion was made by Alderman Eakins and seconded by Alderman Winford to transfer $3,906.22 (supplemental state turnback) and proceeds from sale of equipment at auction earlier in the year in the amount of $7,480 to the street department to purchase a 98 International dump truck for $10,000. The motion was approved unanimously.
*Norman Eidson spoke to the council asking if there was ever a position available with the city he would like to be given the opportunity to seek employment with the city again. Council members expressed to Mr. Eidson they would give him that consideration.