Meeting called to order by Deborah Shumate, Council
President, on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:30pm. All Present joined in giving the
pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes of December 2020 were presented. There being
no correction to said minutes, Mark Marsee made motion to approve, Drew Olman seconded.
All ayes. Minutes approves.
After review of the bills/claims/payroll presented, motion to accept and pay made
by Drew, seconded by Mark. All Ayes. Motion carried
Town Manager's Report: Same presented
by Doug Price.
Town Marshall's Report: Same presented
by Phillip Wilson,
Board Report: Report given by Derek Helton and Debbie Shumate. Basket ball
goals are in.
from the public:
Connie Brannigan asked if there had been any decision
made on her property damage? Debbie ask Attorney Fledderman her opinion on how to
proceed. Lynn suggest having an Executive meeting. Debbie told Mrs. Brannigan that
they (Council) will reach out to her after the meeting.
Rodney Crabtree ask Council if someone could check
into a car that has been parked on Warn St. It hasn't been tagged and has been sitting
a long time. Debbie asked Officer Wilson to take care of the situation.
Brian Morrissey asked Council to help with improvements
to their property at 706 N Main. He stated that the damage was done over many years
of water/sewer issues. Debbie asked him to leave a copy of the estimate he had.
Jane Vinup asked when the road would be open by Hog
Rock. Debbie stated that she had been in contact with the owner and they are waiting
for the insurance to be settled.
Sally Gosmeyer wanted to ask Council to prepare for
the 2021 Christmas walk by getting electricity set up. She also, stated that the
property at the end of Carr and Josephine was still looking bad and wanted to know
if they could do anything about it.
Attorney Fledderman presented to Council the new contract
for Rescue 30. She gave an update on the terms. A question was presented about utility
regulations. She said she will look into and get back with Council. This was tabled
by a motion from Debbie Shumate and seconded by Mark.
Rodney Crabtree was appointed to the Ripley County
Zoning by a motion by Mark and a second by Drew. All ayes. Motion passed.
Doug Price was appointed to the Regional Planning by
a motion from Mark and a second by Drew. All ayes. Motion passed.
Jodi Comer gave Council an update on the OCRA Grant
and submitted a Contract for Services. Mark made motion to approve contract, Drew
seconded. All ayes. Motion approved.
Blake Haag spoke on behalf of the property at 619 W
Ellis. He has a sale pending and the only drawback will be if the clients can not
have the three "therapy" miniature horses they presently own. He ask Council to
reconsider the existing Ordinance prohibiting these animals. He has approval from
the present adjacent property owners. It was suggested by a motion from Debbie and
a second from Drew to table this decision until they can meet in a Special meeting.
All ayes. Motion passed. Clerk is instructed to set
up a meeting for 1/20/21 at 6:00 pm. An Executive meeting will be conducted first
to discuss litigation with a Special meeting to immediately follow.
Derek was asked if the sign were ordered prohibiting
semi-truck parking. He informed Council they were already in place.
Drew moves to adjourn meeting and Mark seconds. All
ayes. Meeting adjourned.
Executive meeting was held on 1/20/21 at 6:00 p.m.
with all Council members present along with Attorney Lynn Fledderman. Meeting was
held to discuss property damage.
Special meeting was held immediately following Executive
meeting on 1/20/2021. All Council members present, along with Attorney Lynn Fledderman.
Meeting called to order by Deborah Shumate.
First order of business: Animal zoning to allow miniature
horses. After discussing it was determined to deny request. This was done by a motion
from Mark Marsee and a second by Drew Olman. All ayes.
Second order of business: Home damage done by backed
up sewer water. Drew made motion to hire a contractor and get another estimate,
this motion also, was to give authority to Attorney Fledderman to negotiate with
home owners. Mark seconded motion. All ayes.
Under Misc. business, Doug informed Council that he
intended to apply for a grant from the Baylor Foundation for additional meters.
Motion to adjourn made by Mark and seconded by Drew.