Lake City council approves audits

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Audits were approved at the October Lake City Council meeting held Oct. 21. Council members voted unanimously to approve the legislative audit. They also accepted the 2012-2013 City Water and Sewer audit.

Mayor Jon Milligan asked the council to consider the purchase of a BlinkerRadar sign. The sign can be moved around the city to deter speeders on busy streets during heavy traffic times. Following a discussion, the council voted 6-0 to purchase a 9" Economy BlinkerRader LED Radar Drive Feedback sign, with fluorescent yellow green signface, and include mounting brackets. The purchase will be funded from the police equipment fund.

Cemetery rules for crematory style burial were discussed but tabled due to lack of information.

Mayor Milligan explained Water and Sewer Tap fees have been receipted in the General Fund in error. For audit purposes Mayor Milligan asked the council to approve the transfer of the funds to correct the error for 2013, and continue forward in the proper manner. The council voted unanimously to make the necessary corrections from the General Fund to the Water Fund and the Sewer fund and continue forward.

Mayor Milligan told the council, effective Nov. 1, the city telephones will no longer be transferred to dispatch "after hours." A new message will be put on the telephone and magnets with the after hour numbers have been ordered to be sent to each resident with next month's water bill.

The council approved end of the year bonuses which will be the same as last year. They are: full time employees, mayor and city clerk, $450; and one part time employee $225.

Council approved the Resolution 10-21-13 for the City of Lake City 2013 Millage Resolution.

A decision on sewer tap fees was tabled due to lack of information.

Alderman Tommy Eakins, with Alderman Linda Stone in agreement, asked ordinances be reviewed. Ordinances mentioned included building permits, i.e. codes, and yard sales. Mayor Milligan said he was aware of the situation and had addressed the problem.

The next regular scheduled council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at city hall.

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