CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 11TH, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the Carthage City Council was held January 11th, 2005,at City Hall, 308 Walnut Street. Mayor Nightingale called the meeting to order at 8:00PM. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Duffy, Smith, Fleming, Neally, and Walker. Absent was Alderman Law.

 

Motion was made by AldermanWalker, seconded by Fleming to approve the December 14th meeting minutes. All five Aldermen answered “aye”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the December 28th meeting minutes. All five Aldermen answered “aye”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker seconded by Fleming to approve the December Budgetary Report. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

City Clerk Graham read the letter of resignation from Alderman Law.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to accept his letter of resignation. Alderman Smith, Fleming and Neally voted “yes”. Alderman Walker and Duffy voted “no”.

 

The Public Safety Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, January 17th at 6:30 PM.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Smith, seconded by Walker to accept the low bid of $248.00 for two tires for the Fire Department’s Water Truck from Menn’s Firestone.  All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

The Mayor informed the Council that he is trying to get Patrick Engineering to the January 25th meeting to present the latest findings on the landfill. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Neally to approve the December bills. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Neally to raise the mileage reimbursement to 40.5 cents per mile. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale reminded the Council that department budgets would need to be returned to the office by March 15th.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Walker to pay Laverdiere Construction $11,127.80 with the stipulation that this is the final payment. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Walker to pay Hibbard Construction $5,390.00 for labor and rebar, with the City paying for concrete, on the Creek on Wabash St. in front of Bud Nolden’s house. Aldermen Duffy, Fleming, Neally, and Walker voted “yes”. Alderman Smith voted “no”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Smith to have PSBA begin the paperwork to use the Motor Fuel Tax Funds for work on N. Madison and N. Adams this summer. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to have Attorney Glidden send notice to Kurt Neff pertaining to his building on Buchanan and the Dangerous Building ordinance. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

The Council requested the Street Department order signs regarding the air-braking ordinance.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Walker to adjourn at 8:55 PM.

 

 

 

Katherine Graham

City Clerk