Lake City Council approves new fireman

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lake City Council approved adding Daniel Haynes as a volunteer fireman at the regular Aug. 17 meeting. Mayor John Milligan made the request on behalf of Fire Chief Chris Snyder. The council voted unanimously in favor of the request.

Council members present were Jeffery Wisham, Tommy Eakins, Harold Barker, Danny Dunigan, Linda Stone and Brenda Hutcheson.

Mayor Milligan presented an invoice from Craighead County Election Commission, for the city's share ($6,395.87) of election support from 2008-2014. Invoices from the Commission were sent to each city within the county for expenses for elections, and special elections during this time span. The Commission failed to bill the cities for the elections during this time.

Council approved the request for payment.

Linda Simpson, clerk/treasurer, reviewed the IT in a Box Program for the Council. The City has been looking for a new vendor for back-up service since its previous vendor is no longer available. IT in a Box combines several services not currently available to the City while providing secure back-up service, and off-site data backup storage.

Council approved motion to accept the IT in a Box Program for the City Clerk/Treasurer's office, the Water Clerk's Office, and providing one additional e-mail address, for a monthly rate of $466.73 per month.

Mayor Milligan asked the Council to allow him one month before proceeding with the Ordinance Prohibiting Placement Of Portable Or Permanent Basketball Goals On Public Sidewalks And Public Rights-Of-Way, so that he could speak with the individuals personally to see if the problem could be solved without passing an ordinance. After some discussion the council voted unanimously to table the first reading of the ordinance until next month's meeting.

Mayor Milligan updated the council on the upcoming Lake City Cotton Fest. It will be held at the Wayne Short "Biscuits" Ball Park, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Among the festivities will be booths, vendors, 5K race, ballgames, etc.

The next council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at city hall.

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