Caraway receives good audit report
The Caraway City Council worked through a short agenda consisting of reports and one resolution on Thursday night, Aug. 9.
Mayor Barry Riley discussed reports from the Legislative audit, which included need to post all receipts in designated receipt books, and minutes reflecting of all city donations, such as those to the DARE Program and Relay for Life.
"We did not have anything financially long, just listings and minutes," Riley said. "We got another good report this year.
The council passed Resolution 2012-3 to apply and restrict use of the city's new non-profit organization Visa card. Four cards with a $5,000 limit on each have been issued to Mayor Riley, Marsha Stevens, Terry Couch and Pete Hicks. The cards will be kept in the city safe when not allocated for use. All will have the same account number. Users will keep receipts to justify expenditures.
Mayor Riley reported red iron bleachers have been installed at the city rodeo arena, at a cost of $10,127.90. City employees Terry Couch and Johnny Boatman are installing electricity at the arena.
"We decided to use red iron instead of wood, which will hold up so much longer," Riley said. "This will give us some very good seating."
Councilman Austin Zamora requested the city walking track be sprayed for weeds and grass and that a string trimmer be used for trimming, whenever possible. Mayor Riley agreed to have the matter taken care of.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at city hall.