Minutes

Elkins Council Minutes 09-17-15

City of Elkins, Arkansas City Council Meeting

 

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

DATE:             September 17, 2015

PLACE:          Elkins City Administration Building, Elkins, Arkansas

 

Present:           Mayor Bruce Ledford, Alderman Jeff Plumlee, Alderman Lloyd Stith, Alderman Janet Mott, Alderman Duane Richert, Alderman Eric McGill, and City Attorney Danny Wright.

 

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

 

2.         J.D. DeMott led the invocation.

 

3.         Bill Rhodes led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         Recorder Treasurer, Delia Foster, took roll: Alderman Jeff Plumlee, Alderman Lloyd Stith, Alderman Janet Mott, and Alderman Duane Richert, Alderman Eric McGill, were present. Alderman Josh Bowen was absent.

 

5.         Approval of Minutes:

 

            Approval of August 20, 2015 minutes – Alderman Stith made a motion to            

            approve the minutes. Alderman Plumlee seconded the motion. Roll Call: (4/0) Motion

            Carried (Alderman McGill abstained)

 

6.         Department Reports.

 

7.         Unfinished Business.

           

8.         New Business:

 

            A)        Resolution 2015-10 – Adopting the Pre Hazard Mitigation Plan for Washington County: Alderman Stith made a motion to read Resolution 2015-10 by title only. Alderman Richert seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

                        Danny Wright read Resolution 2015-10 by title only.

 

                        Alderman Mott made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-10. Alderman Plumlee seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

 

            B)        Court – Cox High Speed Internet: Alderman Stith made a motion to authorize the increase of speed of the Court’s internet – approximately $63.95 per month.   Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

 

            C)        Resolution 2015-11 – Ad Valorem Tax: Alderman McGill made a motion to read Resolution 2015-11 by title only. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

                        Danny Wright read Resolution 2015-11 by title only.

 

                        Alderman Plumlee made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-11. Alderman McGill seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

            D)        Resolution 2015-12 – Approval of Purchase of New Truck – Water/Sewer Department (approximately $31,500): Alderman McGill made a motion to read Resolution 2015-12 by title only. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

                        Danny Wright read Resolution 2015-12 by title only.

 

                        Alderman Plumlee made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-12. Alderman McGill seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

 

            E)        Condemn Gray Property: Council authorized the city attorney to begin process of condemnation

 

            F)         Council Member Resignation (Josh Bowen): Alderman Mott made a motion to approve the resignation of Council member Josh Bowen. Alderman Richert seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

 

            G)        Resolution 2015-13 – Fire Station Property – Purchase of 1.75 acres in the amount of approximately $60,000 plus closing costs, with a Letter of Donation of $40,000: Alderman Stith made a motion to read Resolution 2015-13 by title only. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

                        Danny Wright read Resolution 2015-13 by title only.

 

                        Alderman Stith made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-13. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

 

            H)        Resolution 2015-14 – Proposal of Pavement Overlay of Various Streets by Tomlinson Asphalt: Alderman Stith made a motion to read Resolution 2015-14 by title only. Alderman Richert seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

                        Danny Wright read Resolution 2015-14 by title only.

 

                        Alderman Plumlee made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-14. Alderman McGill seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

 

I)                     Bank Building Payoff: Alderman Stith made a motion to authorize the payoff of loan to Arvest Bank in the approximate amount of $26,764.20. Alderman Mott seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0) Motion Carried.

                       

                                               

9.         Committee of the Whole:                  

 

            A)        Mayor Ledford suggested the council begin considering an ordinance regarding regulating parking on streets and in yards.

            B)        Request Planning Commission to re-evaluate the current sign ordinance to regulate better.

            C)        Mayor Ledford would like to hire a new full-time street employee in 2016, as the need is definite and necessary as the City is growing and expanding.

            D)        2016 Budget workshops to begin soon.

            E)        Dennis Way is a candidate for the vacant alderman position.

           

                                   

10.       Adjourn - Alderman Stith made a motion to adjourn at 8:13 p.m. Alderman Plumlee

            seconded the motion. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

Correct Attest: ________________________________ Mayor Bruce Ledford

 

                        _________________________________Recorder/Treasurer, Delia Foster