Lake City Council approves rezoning
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan asked council members to approve the rezoning of 408 feet of frontal property across Highway 18 from R1 to C1 at the June 18 meeting. The property belongs to the Bowers family. The rezoning had been discussed and recommended by the Planning and Zoning Committee at the May meeting. The council agreed unanimously in favor of the motion to rezone the property.
All council members, Tommy Eakins, Harold Barker, Brenda Hutcheson, Mike George, Toby Rand and Danny Dunigan, were present.
Mayor Milligan presented a bid from Atlas Asphalt for $51 per ton plus tax for street paving of Ridge Road. The total estimated cost to the city will be $14,000. Craighead County has agreed to do the paving. The council accepted the bid unanimously.
Council voted 6-0 to give Mayor Milligan permission to seek bids for paving Fourth Street from Catfish Drive to Tupelo Street.
Council accepted a bid for $19,986.02 from Kyle Recreation for playground equipment for the small park on Nash Street to complete grant.
Mayor Milligan informed the council he needs more time to seek bids for tearing down the old school and he is looking into acquiring information on debit cards in processing water bills for the water department.
Mayor Milligan congratulated City Clerk/Treasurer Linda Simpson on receiving the Distinguished Service Award while they were in Little Rock attending the Arkansas Municipal League Conference. The Mayor said the award is not presented very often. It is awarded for professionalism, leadership, and exemplary dedication to the growth of ACCRTA and municipal government.
Councilman Dunigan said the city needs to do something about the retirement. City Clerk Simpson will be retiring, and a new clerk will be coming into office and the city will eventually have five on retirement.
Mayor Milligan said official’s retirement is state law but he would call Mark Hayes and see if he had any ideas.
Dunigan said the city was headed for a serious situation.
Next council meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, at city hall.