Lake City approves end of year bonuses

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan asked the city council to approve end-of-the-year bonuses at the Oct. 15 meeting. Milligan requested $450 each for the 12 full time employees and $225 for the part-time employee. Council members voted 5-0 in favor of the bonuses.

Aldermen present were Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Ann Davis, Jeffery Wisham, and Danny Dunigan. Also present was City Clerk Linda Simpson.

Guests were Kade Holliday, Tyrone Koons, Toby Rand, and Cameron Tate.

Mayor Milligan introduced Kade Holliday, candidate for the office of Craighead County clerk. Mr. Holliday spoke briefly about his qualifications for the position.

Following the approval of the minutes and review of the financial report, Simpson read Resolution No. 10-15-12, a resolution that allows the city of Lake City millage rate for real estate to remain at 1.6 mills for the year 2013. The motion was accepted and approved unanimously.

Mayor Milligan told the council he met with Jerry Bowman regarding drainage issues. Mr. Bowman requested Mayor Milligan tell the council that while he was mayor he had a verbal agreement to have water supplied to the annexed area extended to Highway 158. After some discussion, it was decided that water lines were already supplied to the homes in that area. Water and sewer lines will be run to this area as funds become available. Also, the council opted not to purchase any tile for drainage in the Hickory Street project as requested by Mr. Bowman.

Legacy Consultant Sylvester Smith will meet with Mayor Milligan later this month.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at city hall.

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