Lake City Council establishes meeting date
Lake City Council approved an amendment to an ordinance establishing the meeting time from 7 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the April 16 meeting. No changes were made on the day of the week which will continue to meet on the third Monday of each month.
Mayor Jon Milligan presided with council members Tommy Eakins, Harold Barker, Brenda Hutcheson and Danny Dunigan and City Clerk Linda attending.
Simpson read the the first reading of an ordinance to waive competitive bidding on a Hydromatic 60RP water pump. The council voted to read the ordinance by title only the second and third time and approved the emergency clause which passed unanimously.
Mayor Milligan introduced Jason MacDonald, engineer who has been working with the City and USDA on the water tank project. The City currently has approximately $117,000 left over on the loan proceeds available to use on other water projects. Mr. MacDonald gave a breakdown of the various projects the city could use the funds for -- demolition of the existing 75,000 gallon elevated water storage tank – cost $19,999.00; replacement of remaining old service water meters – cost $60,000; telemetry system (four sites) – cost $45,000; engineering and construction fees – cost $10,500. Estimated total cost is $135,499. The city would need to fund $18,500.
After a brief discussion, it was decided by the Council to proceed with the project as outlined.
Simpson read Resolution No. 2018-04-16 to utilize state aid street monies for projects. The council voted unanimously to accept the resolution.
Mayor Milligan introduced Mitchell Tipton, candidate for Craighead County Clerk, and Marvin Day, candidate for Craighead County Judge. Mr. Day gave a brief bio of himself and then told the council of his expectations for the future of Craighead County and its cities if he were to be elected.
Next council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 21 at city hall.