Caraway Council passes ordinances

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Caraway City Council voted Thursday, April 11, to open a bank account for the City of Caraway for ACEDP Project 790-08770-12, with Rick Stevens and Marcia Stevens listed as signers on the account.

The council declared an emergency and passed Ordinance 2013-3 for property cleanup regulations, on the third and final reading. This new ordinance will amend former Ordinance 2012-4.

Police Chief Pete Hicks presented Mayor Barry Riley and the council a list of policies and procedures regarding other city law officers and county officers coming to help the Caraway Police Department when needed. The council unanimously approved the recommendations by Hicks.

Mayor Riley introduced Ordinance 2013-4 revising the city's General Budget reflecting that Parks Director Gary Jeffers be paid out of the General Fund. An emergency was declared and the Ordinance was passed on the third and final reading.

The council approved distribution of the new Caraway one cent sales tax funds be equally divided between the Police Department, Water and Sewer Department, Street Department and General Fund Administration Department. The city's part of the Caraway Community Building Grant is $4,750 and will be taken out first.

Fire Chief Scott Browning reported on continued building improvements at the fire station and expressed his appreciation to all who have helped with the project.

Mayor Riley informed the council that Roger Bell had approached him about leasing the city rodeo arena. The council asked to hold a special meeting with Bell on April 15 to discuss rental of the arena.

Mayor Riley informed the council about a representative from the State Highway Department coming to Caraway to assess city street work needing repair. The project could be done in September with a 100 percent grant funding.

The Caraway Car show will be held Saturday, April 27, at the city park.

The Caraway Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 4, at the city pond.

Mayor reported receiving a call from the Craighead County Treasurer's Office about audit corrections coming due in the amount of $1,200.

Police Chief Hicks will be checking into a possible city ordinance concerning barking dogs causing a nuisance.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at city hall.

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