Lake City council approves GIF Grant improvement projects

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan presented the council with the requested GIF Grant Funds improvement projects at the Sept. 10 meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve the spending of the requested $29,996 in GIF Grant Fund money as designated by the Mayor.

Mayor Milligan said the city is applying for a generator for the Wellhouse on Catfish Drive. City Clerk Linda Simpson read Resolution 2013-9-10, The Catfish Drive Water Wellhouse Generator Project. The resolution was approved by all members of the council.

Council members are Harold Barker, Linda Stone, Jeffery Wisham, Danny Dunigan, Brenda Hutcheson and Tommy Eakins.

Mayor Milligan introduced Sylvester Smith, consultant with Legacy Consulting. Mr. Smith discussed projects he has been working on during the past year for the city. He also expressed the importance of a weekend retreat with members of the council to gather more insight from each member and ideas for the growth and future of the city. This would allow him to expand his knowledge of the city's needs and expectations. The council voted unanimously to renew the Legacy Consulting contract for one year beginning Sept. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014.

Mayor Milligan announced the next free yard sale weekend will be Oct. 3, 4 and 5. No permit will be required.

Council members were given water/sewer rate increases to review. Mayor Milligan said the city has not had an increase in several years and due to the rising cost of chemicals, supplies, maintenance and repairs, the city must look at increasing rates. There will be public meetings in the future to discuss the proposed increases.

Effective Monday, Sept. 16, City Hall will no longer close during lunch hour. Hours will be 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The next regular scheduled council meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at city hall.

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