Doug Stone to fill Lake City council position

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lake City Council members voted to appoint Doug Stone to fill the vacant council position at the Aug. 18 meeting. The position was formerly held by Alderwoman Debbie Davis who resigned earlier in the year.

Prior to the vote, Mayor Anderson addressed the tabled decision from the last meeting of the appointment of Donald Davis to fill the position.

Alderman Mark Mann disagreed that the decision had been tabled and said the vote ended in a tie 2-2.

Alderman Kenneth Winford made a motion to appoint Doug Stone to fill the remainder of the term. It was seconded by Mann. The motion carried 3-2 with Mann, Jon Milligan and Winford voting yes and Tommy Eakins and Harold Barker voting no.

City Clerk Linda Simpson read the third reading of Ordinance 232-08, an ordinance to close a portion of Bush Street and declaring an emergency.

A motion was made by Alderman Mann and seconded by Alderman Milligan to accept the third reading of the ordinance and accepted by a 5-0 vote.

Council members voted to adopt Ordinance No. 232-08 by a unanimous vote.

Alderman Eakins made a motion to proceed with the necessary process to condemn abandoned property located in Lake City. The motion passed unanimously.

City Clerk Simpson read Resolution 818, a Wood Chipper Grant, and Resolution 818-A, a Beautification Grant, which were approved by unanimous votes.

Mayor Anderson reviewed with the council a packet from Medic-One to provide all employees with Air-Coverage at $50 per year. A motion was made by Alderman Mann and seconded by Alderman Winford and passed by Council to table until the next meeting for further discussion or until a representative from Medic-One could be present.

Alderman Milligan addressed the council with complaints he had received from Lake City citizens on mosquitoes and the effectiveness of the spraying being done to prevent them. He said he had received numerous calls and wanted to know if the City of Lake City is doing all it can to control the problem.

Mayor Anderson said the chemicals had been increased this year and he felt the problem was not as bad as it had been in the past years.

Mayor Anderson updated the council on several topics:

*Anderson said he had contacted the city of Jonesboro about purchasing old storm sirens. Jonesboro will be getting new sirens and Anderson said he would like to purchase two. One would be placed in the Stone Street area and one at the City Shop area.

*Codification of Ordinances is in the final stage and should be complete by the end of the year.

*Alltel is still interested in the City of Lake City property for a tower. They are now looking at another location. The property being inspected at this time is located behind the City Shop.

*The City will be paying off sewer loan before the last of October.

*Next month's council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. The city clerk will be attending Clerk's Institution during the week of Sept. 14-19.

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