Lake City Council passes ordinances

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lake City Council worked through several items at the Nov. 25 meeting including passing an ordinance, reviewing burning ordinances and discussing a service dog.

First reading was held of Ordinance No. 2013-266-13, an ordinance prohibiting defacing property, foul language, obscene jesters, or disruptive behavior at any time at the city parks, and providing for penalties.

The council adopted the ordinance after suspending the rules and reading it by title only on the second and third readings, along with the emergency clause.

Mayor Jon Milligan asked Council members to review Ordinance 132, which is also found in the Lake City Municipal Codes Book, on open burning. After discussing Ordinance 132, it was decided the Mayor would take the ordinance to the city's attorney for an opinion.

Mayor Milligan once again gave the Council new water rates and asked members to be prepared to discuss rates at the next meeting.

He also addressed the council about a resident who has a service dog that is part pit bull. He told Council members the resident has papers proving this is indeed a service dog. The Council approved the resident could keep the dog in town only if the dog is insured as the ordinance allows.

The Council discussed the new mosquito fogger the city has purchased.

The proposed budget for 2014 was reviewed and discussed. It was agreed that Mayor Milligan would speak with Scott Despain, CPA, about water and sewer line items. The board unanimously approved the proposed 2014 budget.

The next regular scheduled council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at City Hall.

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