Minutes

Minutes 3/15/18

City of Elkins, Arkansas City Council Meeting
 
TIME:  7:00 p.m.
DATE:  March 15, 2018
PLACE:  Elkins City Administration Building, Elkins, Arkansas
 
Present: Mayor Bruce Ledford, Council Member Lloyd Stith, Council Member Dennis Way, Council Member Janet Mott, Council Member Jeff Plumlee, Council Member Eric McGill, Council Member Duane Richert, 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. Janet Mott led the invocation.
 
3. Dennis Way led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
4. Recorder Treasurer, Delia Foster, took roll: Council Member Dennis Way, Council Member Janet Mott, Council Member Lloyd Stith, Council Member Eric McGill, and Council Member Jeff Plumlee, and Council Member Duane Richert were present. 
 
5. Approval of Minutes:
 
           Approval of January 18, 2018 minutes:
 
           Council Member Plumlee made a motion to approve the minutes. Council Member   Stith seconded the motion. Roll Call: (5/0).  Motion Carried.  Council Member Duane Richert abstained.   
 
6. Department Reports.
 
7. Unfinished Business:  
 
8. New Business: 
 
          A) Discussion with Rausch Coleman Representatives:  Jesse Fulcure spoke with the council regarding their plans to purchase all the lots in Stokenbury Farms Sub-Division.  Closing will be in 40-45 days and will begin work in 60-70 days.  They will repair and maintain ponds until a POA is established.  Will fund                and maintain POA until established. Requesting that the moratorium be extended until closing transaction occurs.  
 
          B) Update with Tom Kieklak & Justin Eichmann on Moratorium: Regarding the pending law suit, a certified question went to Supreme Court – awaiting an opinion.  Requesting that a resolution be passed to extend the moratorium to allow more time to negotiate with potential buyer.
 
          C) Resolution 2018-04 Finalize 2017 Budget: Council Member Plumlee made a motion to read Resolution 2018-04 by title only. Council Member McGill seconded the motion.  Roll Call: (6/0). Motion Carried.  
                Attorney Danny Wright read Resolution 2018-04 by title only.
                Council Member McGill made a motion to approve Resolution 2018-04. Council Member Stith seconded the motion.  Roll Call: (6/0).  Motion Carried.
                Motion to amend the Agenda to include Resolution 2018-05 under new business: Council Member Plumlee made a motion to include Resolution 2018-05 under new business.  Council Member McGill seconded the motion.  Roll Call: (6/0) Motion Carried.
 
          D) Resolution 2018-05 Extend Moratorium (until the time of closing of the   Sub-division transaction occurs): Council Member Stith made a motion to read Resolution 2018-05 by title only. Council Member McGill seconded the motion.  Roll Call: (6/0). Motion Carried.  
                Attorney Danny Wright read Resolution 2018-05 by title only.
                Council Member Plumlee made a motion to approve Resolution 2018-05. Council Member Stith seconded the motion.  Roll Call: (6/0).  Motion Carried.
 
9. Committee of the Whole:   
               State of the City Address – Mayor Ledford 
                a) 56 new building permits – income of $10,178
                b) 22 new homes under construction – total new construction $6,149,125
                c) New Fire Department
                d) Sports Complex almost complete – very nice complex with 21 teams signed up to   play
                e) 70 Businesses currently in Elkins
                f) Resurfaced roads and replaced culverts
                g) Procured Equipment for the Army Surplus 
                h) Bank Balance $1,792,652.57    
10. Adjourn - Council Member Stith made a motion to adjourn at 8:14 p.m.  Council  Member Plumlee seconded the motion.  Motion Carried.
 
 
Correct Attest: ________________________________ Mayor Bruce Ledford
 
  _________________________________Recorder/Treasurer, Delia Foster
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