Lake City Council approves Housing Board appointment

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lisa Sitz was appointed to serve as commissioner to the Lake City Housing Board at the Sept. 19 city council meeting. The appointment will begin Oct. 1, 2016, and run through May 31, 2021.

Council members present included Brenda Hutcheson, Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Jeffrey Wisham, Donald Davis and Danny Dunigan.

Mayor Jon Milligan presented a police service agreement between the City and Riverside School District which was approved with an effective date of Aug. 15, 2016.

Alderman Barker, chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee, recommended the City adopt an ordinance, which was approved, to require residential and commercial builders to provide a waste receptacle for construction waste in the City. He also asked the Council to set a penalty amount for each day the receptacle is not in place. Council set a penalty of $100 per day after one warning if residential and commercial builders do not comply with ordinance.

Council voted to auction two Chevy fire trucks, using Hendrix Auction Company. The auction should take place around Dec. 1. They also voted to sell a 2008 Crown Victoria police car on gov.deals.

In other business:

*City-wide yard sale will be Oct. 6--8.

*The City has been approved for a 2.25 percent interest loan for a new water tank.

*The mayor will begin employee evaluations, which will be available at the next council meeting. He also said he will be doing quarterly evaluations beginning next year.

*On a request from Alderman Dunigan, Mayor Milligan said he would contact the Arkansas Municipal League about any other types of retirement. Council members also said they would like to have a copy of an ordinance to offer insurance opportunities to an employee that might wish to continue on the City's insurance after retiring if the employee is not illegible for Medicare.

*Ordinance No. 282-16, amending Ordinance No. 241-10 concerning outside employment-uniformed employees-police, was approved.

*The second reading of Ordinance No. 281-16, an ordinance to include Skylark and Jackson Streets into the Lake City jurisdiction, was approved, 6-0.

*Ordinance No. 284-16, an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2015-278, an ordinance providing for election of alderman to four year terms and providing for staggered terms for each; and a special election by the electors to approve or disapprove this ordinance, was approved unanimously.

The next council meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at city hall.

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