Medic One Ambulance Service approved to locate in Lake City

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Kim Mann, with Medic One, who addressed the council at the July 20 meeting. Mann said that with the approval of the city council, Medic One would like to bring ambulance coverage to Lake City. Medic One would locate at the Lake City Fire Department and would be on a six truck rotation, but she stressed the city would be covered 24/7. With approval, estimated date of service would be Aug. 15, 2015.

Council approved the request.

An Ordinance prohibiting placement of portable or permanent basketball goals on public sidewalks and public rights-of-way was reviewed. After some discussion it was decided to have additional changes made to the ordinance. Council approved the addition to the ordinance of a warning for the first offense and fine thereafter of $50 up to no more than $100. Ticket and fines will be issued to the occupant of the house.

Mayor Milligan opened paving bids for the Lake City Memorial Cemetery. There were two bids, Baker Brothers and Atlas Asphalt. The bid went to Atlas Asphalt of Jonesboro for $25,500. The City has approximately $17,000 available Rep. Homer Lenderman provided the city last year for paving that will be used for this project. The City will be responsible for the remaining balance.

Council approved the renewal of Sue Hood to the Board of the Lake City Housing Authority, term 6-1-2015 through 6-1-2020.

Council approved the Racial Profiling Policy for the Lake City Police Department as presented by Mayor Milligan.

Mayor Milligan shared a letter with the Council that he had received from Daniel Copeland, owner of the condemned property at 78 Skylark. After a brief discussion the council approved a motion to allow Mr. Copeland 90 days from the date of the letter, June 16, 2015, to receive final documents and deed on property to become solely responsible for said property, and cleaning up the debris. Deadline date is September 14, 2015.

Mayor Milligan presented a bid for a 28'x30' building for the Fire Department. The bid was from Overman's Buildings at $5,800. Price is for building only. The city will do the concrete and finish the inside. Mayor Milligan told the Council that Representative Dan Sullivan has committed $7,000 to be used toward the building project. The council accepted the bid unanimously.

Next council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at City Hall.

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