Meeting called to order by Noel Houze, Council President,
on Monday January 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Council member Melissa Baker was absent.
All Present joined in giving the pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of December 11, 2017 were presented. There
being no correction to said minutes, Don Call made motion to approve. Noel Houze
seconded. All ayes. Approved.
After review of the bills presented, motion to accept and pay claims made by Noel
Houze, seconded by Don Call. Motion carried.
Town Manager's Report: Same presented by John Ingram,
Doug Price presented 3 requests for improvements to
the Sewer Dept. First request was for replacement of sewer lines from Stone St.
into the Trailer Court along Ripley ST. New line would be increased to 3 in pipe,
this would save wear and tear and lower the electric bill. Bids were presented.
Don Call moves to accept lower bid by Lykins. Noel Houze seconds. All ayes.
Second request was for an alarm system, supplied by
Sensaphone, to be installed at the Sewer Plant. This would indicate a failure such
as a blower, pump or other system failure. This system would also include a yearly
maintenance fee. Don Call moves to accept request and Noel Houze seconds. All ayes.
Third request was for the installation of a mixer for
the digester. This system would alleviate the need to get in the tanks and clean.
After discussing, it was decided to table request until Council member Melissa Baker
could be a part of the decision.
Town Marshall's Report: Same presented by Phillip Wilson,
Board Report: Same as presented by Debby Schumate.
from the public:
Street rename was tabled until good service was confirmed
from all notified property owners. Clerk has received only 4 confirmations from
the Certified letters mailed.
Ordinance 18-01-08-1 (Parking along Franklin St) was
presented to Council. Council accepted 1st reading with a change to be
made to increase to 30ft. Don Call made motion with Noel Houze seconding. All ayes.
Flag pole at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Carr St
was discussed. A concerned citizen brought to attention that there was not a light
on the Flag. John Ingram has discussed installation of a solar light with Rodney
Crabtree. John will look into the cost and inform Council.
Upcoming Election - Lynn Fledderman presented Council
with options concerning the upcoming election. Because of the lack of a Primary
Ordinance, any candidate seeking reelection will have to file Can-16 and participate
in a Town Convention if 2 or more people in the same party file for the same position.
This Convention will be the responsibility of the local Democrat/Republican parties.
Att. Fledderman also suggested to Council to put into action a Primary Ordinance
concerning election, for future elections.
Clerk brought to the attention of Council a change
to the payment of Ordinance Violations. Payment was previously made at the Versailles
Court. It is now the responsibility of the Town to collect any fines imposed. Attorney
Lynn Fledderman will look into the changes and inform Council how to proceed.
Don Call motions to adjourn and Noel Houze seconds.
All Ayes. Meeting adjourned.