Lake City Council approves paving bids

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The City of Lake City Water Audit for the year ending May 31 was reviewed by council members at the monthly meeting held Monday, Aug. 18.

Mayor Jon Milligan noted that during this year's Legislative Audit the salaries of the mayor and clerk must be shown in the minutes because the budget is now done by resolution and not by ordinance. Attachments to this month's minutes will include a clarification for the 2013 salary requirements and the 2014 salary requirements, to correct both years.

Mayor Milligan said he had received information needed to proceed with the condemnation process of the property located at 300 Main Street. Council approved Mike Huffman to demolish the property and remove the debris for a total bid price of $5,575.

Paving bids were awarded to Barker Brothers to pave Cottonwood to Lake Street ($56,000) and the ballpark area/concession stand ($10,400) with a two inch overlay.

After a brief discussion it was decided to table bids on the cemetery until March 2015.

Mayor Milligan met with a representative on a parks grant for the city. For a possible future park on Stone Street and to refurbish the park on Nash, a matching grant of $90,000 will be needed. The city would need to match $45,000, of which a large portion of that would be in-kind labor.

Mayor Milligan said Tommy Knight, Riverside School District superintendent, would be willing to work with the city in providing property for the possible location of a new water tank. Mayor Milligan said he would discuss location with engineers.

Legacy Consulting contract was reviewed. It was decided after a brief discussion not to renew their contract.

Next council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at city hall.

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