Lake City seeks GIF grants

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lake City City Council adopted two resolutions at the regular meeting held June 16.

Resolution No. 2014-06-16, Rescue Equipment Grant, is a grant through the Rural Development GIF Fire Protection Grant, to purchase a Gator with trailer and a Ranger 870 and med skid.

Resolution No. 2014-06-16A, resolution to apply for a grant under the GIF Funded Community Enhancement Grant for the purpose of requesting funding for the renovation of Nash Street Park/Playground and picnic area, in addition to the completion of the walking/jogging track around said park. This grant will replace outdated playground equipment with new handicap accessible equipment, as well as add new benches, and barbecue grills to the picnic areas, and it will allow the City to finish the walking track adjacent to the Senior Citizens housing area.

Jeb Spencer presented a proposal to the Planning and Zoning Committee requesting a 5' variance on his property on James Street to complete a subdivision. He plans to build an additional six homes. Council approved the recommendation.

Planning and Zoning Committee has given Mike Burnside an Aug.1, deadline to complete repairs on the following properties he owns: 1000-1002 Highway 18, Walt & Erma's, Martin's Service Station Building on Cottonwood, and 600 Nash. After the deadline condemnation proceedings will begin. The council approved the recommendation from the committee.

Mayor Jon Milligan informed the Council of the recent storm that damaged various city properties. Hardest hit was the museum. Mayor Milligan asked the Council to allow him to take bids on the roof so it could be replaced in a timely manner. The council approved the request.

A letter of resignation from Steve Chamness was reviewed, as president of the Lake City youth program, operation of the ballpark, and operation of the youth program, effective after the 2014 season. The Council addressed several issues within the letter. Replacement for the position will be determined at a later date.

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