Minutes

Minutes - March 3, 2011

City of Elkins, Arkansas City Council Meeting

TIME:                7:00 p.m.

DATE:              March 3, 2011

PLACE:            Elkins City Administration Building, Elkins, Arkansas

Present:            Mayor Bruce Ledford, Alderman Lloyd Stith, Alderman Bonnie Wilcox, Alderman Duane Miller, Alderman Virginia Gardner, Alderman Delia Foster, Alderman Janet Mott, 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.         Duane Foster led the Pledge of Allegiance.

4.         Recorder/Treasurer Jason Bathon called roll: Alderman Bonnie Wilcox, Alderman Virginia Gardner, Alderman Duane Miller, Alderman Janet Mott and Alderman Lloyd Stith. Alderman Delia Foster was absent.

5.         Approval of 2/17/11 minutes- Alderman Wilcox made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Alderman Stith seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

6.         Unfinished Business     

7.         New Business

            A.) Municipal League Lawyer to speak to Council- Tom discusses the lawsuit is in the discovery phase and no trial is set at this time.

            B.) New City Website presentation from Chris Dunivan- Chris stated our website was really behind and new tech has been available for years. He would use the same program as Sara White. No mention of fees were discussed.

            C.) Monthly Council Meetings Ordinance- Alderman Miller made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011 on first reading by title only. Alderman Gardner seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

            Alderman Stith made a motion to suspend the rules and put Ordinance 03-03-2011 on second reading by title only. Alderman Miller seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Miller made a motion to put the Ordinance on third reading by title only. Alderman Stith seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the third reading of Ordinance 03-03-2011. Alderman Miller seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

D.) Reconsideration of Ordinances- Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011B on first reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the first reading of the Ordinance, seconded by Alderman Wilcox. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011B on second reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011C on first reading by title only. Alderman Gardner seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve first reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Gardner seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011C on second reading by title only. Alderman Gardner seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011D on first reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0). Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the first reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Gardner seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011D on second reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0). Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011E on first reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Wilcox made a motion to approve first reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Stith seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011E on second reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011F on first reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve first reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Mott seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-22011F on second reading by title only. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011G on first reading by title only. Alderman Miller seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve first reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Miller seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011G on second reading by title only. Alderman Miller seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve second reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Mott seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011H on first reading by title only. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Wilcox made a motion to approve first reading of the Ordinance. Alderman Stith seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. 

Alderman Stith made a motion to put Ordinance 03-03-2011H on second reading by title only. Alderman Gardner seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried. Alderman Stith made a motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance 03-03-2011H. Alderman Wilcox seconded. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

E.) Henard bill approval for Water Department- Alderman Stith made a motion to pay the Henard bill. Alderman Wilcox seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

F.) Roll-Off Contract- Alderman Wilcox made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-8. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (4/1) with Alderman Miller voting nay. Motion Carried.

Committee of the Whole:

  1. State of the city
  2. Website Presentation from Sara White- Impromptu presentation.

10. Adjourn-

      Alderman Wilcox made a motion to adjourn at 9:05. Alderman Mott seconded the motion.