Following the roll call and approval of the March minutes, Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Melanie Bracy, candidate for Craighead County Treasurer, at the regular meeting held on Monday, April 16. Ms. Bracy shared her qualifications and job duties with the council.
All council members, Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Ann Davis, Jeffery Wisham, Danny Dunigan and Brenda Hutcheson, were present, along with city clerk, Linda Simpson.
Mayor Milligan presented the monthly financial report for review.
The council voted to read Ordinance No. 261-12 second reading by title only. Ordinance No. 261-12 is an ordinance amending ordinances providing for regulation of portable metal storage buildings; their use on commercial property and providing for a penalty.
City Clerk Simpson read Resolution No. 2012-4-16, a resolution approving the equipment lease agreement between Trinity Vendor Finance and The City of Lake City. A motion was made by Alderman Dunigan and seconded by Alderman Davis to adopt Resolution No. 2012-4-16. Motion was approved unanimously.
Ordinance No. 259-12, an ordinance for the purpose of adopting the City of Lake City Tree Ordinance, was tabled until the next regular council meeting, May 21. There were some sections of the ordinance that needed to be reviewed further.
Council members voted unanimously to make Master-Meter the choice auto-read water meter.
Mayor Milligan shared a report with council members from a recent meeting between Jim vonTungeln and the Planning and Zoning Committee. The council was in agreement to proceed with additional information from Mr. vonTungeln.
Lake City Fire Chief Chris Snyder addressed the council about doing something for the First Responders on the Fire Department. He reported a total of 10 responders which include six EMTs and two medics. These individuals make 70 percent of the fire runs during the year and receive no pay because of the liability law. The council agreed to look into the matter.
Chief Snyder also asked the council about plans the city had for the Fire Department's growth. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed the chief would prioritize a list of plans he has for the fire department and meet back with the council to develope a plan for future growth and future budget.