Lake City council hears request for land

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Brian Adams addressed the Lake City council members Monday, April 21, about purchasing city property to build a church and relocate from Jonesboro. Adams said his congregation is looking to expand and grow and the church has already purchased a parsonage in Lake City. The relocation is in the planning stages and they are interested in knowing the direction the council might want to go.

Council members voted to table the discussion until more information on the cost of land, etc. could be gathered.

Mayor Jon Milligan announced the dates for the city-wide yard sale as May 1-3. Clean sweep will be held the following week, May 5-9. All residents are asked to have items in the front of their house for pick-up Monday through Friday mornings.

Mayor Milligan, speaking on behalf of Fire Chief Chris Snyder, recommended Collin Eaton to be added as a new volunteer to the Lake City Volunteer Fire Department. Aldermen voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation.

City Clerk Linda Simpson read Resolution No. 2014-4-21A, a membership agreement to become a participating member by and between National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA). Council voted to adopt the Resolution.

Simpson then read Resolution No. 2014-4-21, The Region VIII Education Service Center for The Interlocal Purchasing System and City of Lake City, applying for membership in TIPS. The resolution was approved.

Harold Barker, chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee, made these recommendations, which were all approved, to the council:

1. To allow Leonard Knight a 3-1/2 foot variance on the north side of his property for a carport at 113 Cedar Street.

2. To condemn the following properties owned by Brenda Fletcher. Building located at 300 Main Street and house located on 506 Bush Street (burned-out property).

3. To allow property owner Mike Burnside 60 days to finish the outside of property located at 600 Nash Street.

Mayor Milligan presented the council with a copy of the city's Racial Profiling Policy for review. He also shared with the council that he has the paperwork from Saint Francis River Regional Water for review.

The next council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, at City Hall.

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