Lake City Council adopts ordinance

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lake City Council approved animal ordinance, sanitation tax for mosquito control, rezoned property, approved building permit increases and extended yard sale days during the Sept. 26 council meeting.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jon Milligan with council members Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Ann Davis, Jeffery Wisham, Danny Dunigan and Brenda Hutcheson present.

Also present were City Clerk Linda Simpson and several members of Riverside Student Council.

Following the review of the finance report, the council voted 6-0 to adopt Ordinance 253-11, an Ordinance amending Ordinance 135, providing for the keeping of certain animals and the prohibition of keeping pit bull dogs; providing for an appeal process and providing for a penalty.

City Clerk Simpson read the first reading of Ordinance No. 254-11, an ordinance amending ordinance No. 46, an ordinance levying a sanitation tax for mosquito control; prescribing a penalty for its violation, and for other purposes. A motion was made by alderman Dunigan and seconded by Alderman Barker to accept the first reading of the ordinance. Motion was approved unanimously. Motion was made and accepted to suspend the rules and read the Ordinance on the second and third reading by title only. The Ordinance and the emergency clause were adopted unanimously.

The council approved, on the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the change of property, owned by John Ryan, located at 2504 on Highway 18, from R-2 to R-3. Mr. Ryan will build a double tri-plex, 936 per square per unit, all brick, two bedrooms and two baths. One unit will face James Street with one facing Highway 18.

Changes in permits effective Jan. 1, 2012 were approved unanimously. They are building permits: residential and commercial (including in price Certificate of Occupancy) .10 per square foot; electric, HVACR, gas and plumbing (all square feet under roof price) .03 per square foot; minimum building and all out buildings $25; fences $25; swimming pools $25.

The council voted unanimously to change the length of days on yard sales from two to three, to include Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Amendment to Ordinance No. 207-04 will be read at the next regular council meeting changing the amount of days.

Mayor Milligan said Governor Mike Beebe has declared Oct. 7 as Pink for the Cure Day. Mayor Milligan asked that the City of Lake City recognize this day also by wearing pink, displaying pink, ribbons, pins, shirts, etc. Pink jars have been placed around town for donations. This supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. All funds collected will stay in Arkansas to help fight breast cancer.

The next council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

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