Minutes

Minutes - January 06, 2011

City of Elkins, Arkansas City Council Meeting

TIME:                7:00 p.m.

DATE:              January 6, 2011

PLACE:            Elkins City Administration Building, Elkins, Arkansas

Present:            Mayor Bruce Ledford, Alderman Lloyd Stith, Alderman Bonnie Wilcox, Alderman Duane Miller, Alderman Duane Foster, Alderman Virginia Gardner and Attorney Danny Wright.

1.         Mayor Bruce Ledford called a City Council Meeting of the City of Elkins at 7:00 p.m.

2.         JD Demotte led the invocation.

3.         Kevin Caler led the Pledge of Allegiance.

4.         Judge Ray Reynolds swore in the newly elected Alderman.

5.         Office Manager Gayla Stahman called roll: Alderman Bonnie Wilcox, Alderman Duane Miller, Alderman Duane Foster, Alderman Virginia Gardner, Alderman Llloyd Stith

Add New Buisness Items: B.) Planning Commission Appointments C.) Authorize funds to defend lawsuit

6.         Approval of 12/2/10 minutes- Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Alderman Foster seconded the motion. Roll Call: (4/1) with Alderman Miller abstaining. Motion Carried.

7.         Approval of 12/29/10 minutes- Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Alderman Foster seconded. Roll Call: (4/1) with Alderman Miller abstaining. Motion carried.

8.         Unfinished Business     

9.         New Business

            A.) Recorder/Treasurer Position- Alderman Miller made a motion to go into executive session. Alderman Foster seconded the motion. Council went into executive session at 7:10 and called to order at 7:35. Alderman Wilcox made a motion to nominate Jason Bathon for the Recorder/Treasurer position. Alderman Stith seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

            Judge Reynolds swears Jason Bathon in as the new Recorder/Treasurer.

            B.) Planning Commission Appointment- Alderman Foster mad a motion to approve Carl Taunton

            As position 1. His term will be 1-1-11 through 12-31-12. Alderman Stith seconded the motion. Roll            Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Foster made a motion to approve Rodney Gray as position 2. His term will be 1-01-11 and 12-31-13. Alderman Stith seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Foster made a motion to approve Lucille Thomas as position 3. Her term will be 1-1-11 through 12-31-12. Alderman Stith seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Foster made a motion to approve Darrell Parent as position 4. His term will be 1-1-11 through 12-31-13. Alderman Stith seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.  

Alderman Foster made a motion to approve Jerry Jay as position 5. His term will be 1-1-11 through12-31-12. Alderman Stith seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

C.) Authorize funds to defend Lawsuit- Alderman Stith made a motion to authorize $3,000.00 for Municipal League defense on lawsuit. Alderman Foster seconded the motion. Money will be paid from the General fund. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Foster made a motion to declare a vacancy in Ward 2 Seat 2. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion carried.

Alderman Foster made a motion to appoint Alderman Lloyd Stith as Chairman of the Elkins City Council. Alderman Miller made a motion. Roll Call: (4/1) with Alderman Stith abstaining. Motion Carried.

9.         Citizens Comments

A.)

10. Adjourn-

      Alderman Foster made a motion to adjourn at 7:55. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion.

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