CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MAY 24TH, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the Carthage City Council was held May 24, 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, Neally, Fleming, Bentzinger and Walker. Absent was Treasurer Lunt.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Duffy to approve the meeting minutes of 5/10/05. All six Aldermen answered “aye”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Neally to approve the levy ordinance 2006-2 with no changes from the prior year’s levy. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

City Attorney Glidden reported that he would file small claims against the homeowners that have failed to clean up their properties and the fire run bills that are delinquent.

 

The Mayor has spoken with Steve McNally regarding his property on N Fayette St. He is making plans to tear down the house and clean up the property.

 

Alderman Smith reported that the lost radio was found in the DARE truck and was not in Officer Owsley’s possession.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Smith seconded by Fleming to allow street closure in the 500 block of Walnut Street this Saturday evening, May 28th, at 6:00 PM for 30 minutes during an outdoor wedding. All six Aldermen voted “yes”. Alderman Smith will notify the family to obtain barricades from the Street Department and return them to the City Garage. Alderman Smith will also notify the Police and Fire Departments. Clerk Graham will notify the ambulance service.

 

Alderman Smith reported that the Safety Committee had interviewed two candidates for the Patrolman position. One was offered a part time position and Joel Carlston was offered the full time position at a starting annual salary of $25,000.00 He will be moving to town this weekend and begin work right away. 

 

Mayor Nightingale reported that Patrick Engineering is currently installing two new wells. One is on the Cemetery property and one is near the old rail road right of way. July 11th is the target date for the landfill project to begin.

 

 

 

Mayor Nightingale reported that the City had received permission from the EPA to haul the drainage from the landfill at some time in the future if so desired. There would be a $250.00 fee but no special training required.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Duffy to split the bill with Hibbard Construction on the rebar for the bridge on Wabash St. All six Aldermen voted “yes”. Clerk Graham will bill Hibbard for $418.50.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Duffy to have the Mayor sign the necessary paperwork for the street overlay project this summer. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Walker to have the Mayor sign the EPA Water Permit for the project on Prairie Avenue. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Smith to pay $2000.00 to Homestead Lumber for their sidewalk replacement, which is incorporated into their new entryway concrete being installed this week. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

PSBA’s Terry Knocke had contacted several sewer video services, but none were interested in pricing the work due to small size of the contract and significant distance from their headquarters.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Neally to approve the new 5-year Municipal Pipe Contract for sewer video. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale reported that Brenda Pyatt had contacted CIPS’ business development department. They have agreed to move their utility poles if the landowners are willing to give 25 feet on both sides to allow a City Road to be made where a current alley is between Buchanan and West Main Streets. The Mayor will be discussing this further with the landowners.

 

A Legislative Committee Meeting was scheduled for May 31st at 7PM to discuss the mobile home ordinance, annexing & water service, water/sewer rates and gas bids.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Duffy to sign the Motor Fuel Tax resolution for $80,000.00 to pay for street lighting, culverts, sidewalk and sign replacement, snow removal and patch. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Walker to approve Lamont Lee to work with Bob Jefferson Excavating to come up with a solution for Jim Printy’s sewer line. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Alderman Fleming reported that the new sewer line for 1st and Wabash Streets would be started next Tuesday, May 31st.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Neally to approve the publication of the required Consumer Confidence Report in the Hancock Co. Shopper in July, for a cost of $378.00. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Alderman Fleming reported that Vince McBride is beginning the completion work on Rogers Road. When that project is finished, he will start on Locust Street.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Duffy to adjourn at

9:10 PM. All six Aldermen answered “yes”.

 

 

 

Katherine Graham

City Clerk