Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced several guests on the agenda at the Lake City Council meeting last Monday night.
First to speak was John Shipman, candidate for Craighead County Sheriff. Mr. Shipman spoke briefly on his his qualifications and plans for the county if elected sheriff.
Next on the agenda was Ms. Sherree Keasler. Ms. Keasler requested help with a drainage problem that had been caused by property north of her residence. The council asked Ms. Keasler if cleaning out the drainage ditch on the west end of the property would help. She agreed it would.
The council agreed to have the city look at the property and take the necessary action to correct the problem.
Council members present were Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Ann Davis, Jeffery Wisham, Danny Dunigan and Brenda Hutcheson. Also present was city Clerk Linda Simpson.
Mayor Milligan reviewed with the council the monthly financial report.
A third reading of Ordinance No. 261-12, an ordinance to amend ordinance providing for regulation of portable metal storage buildings; their use on commercial property and providing for a penalty, by title only, was read. The council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance.
The first reading of Ordinance No. 259-12, by title only was approved. The Ordinance is for the purpose of adopting the city of Lake City Tree Ordinance. The first reading of the ordinance was accepted and approved by all members present.
Mayor Milligan presented the council members with a letter from County Treasurer Janice McEntire, requesting overpayment of County road funds from Craighead County to the City of Lake City from 2011 in the amount of $10,147.82, be returned to Craighead County. Funds must be repaid before the end of the year. A motion was made by Alderman Dunigan and seconded by Alderman Eakins to pay the full amount due this month and receive a paid receipt from the treasurer's office for record keeping purposes. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mayor Milligan recommended a back-up off-site system for the city's computer systems. A back-up system is in conjunction with the emergency disaster plan. Mayor Milligan said Kevin Watkins with Business Solutions in Jonesboro has been contacted about providing this service for the city. The council voted unanimously to accept Business Solutions as the off-site backup system.
Ms. Simpson read Resolution No. 2012-5-18, a Resolution to Adopt the Document Retention Schedule, to authorize the City Clerk to destroy documents older than this Retention Schedule and to adjust the documents Retention Schedule to comply with changes in State Law. The Resolution was adopted.
Mayor Milligan gave the State of the city address for 2011.