The Regular meeting of the Carthage City Council was held November 22nd, 2005, at City Hall, 308 Walnut Street. In Mayor Nightingale’s absence City Clerk Graham called the meeting to order at 8:00PM. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Duffy, Smith, Bentzinger, Fleming, and Walker. Treasurer Lunt was also present. Absent was Alderman Neally.
Motion was made by Alderman Smith seconded by Fleming to appoint Alderman Walker as Mayor Pro Tem. Alderman Duffy, Smith, Fleming, and Bentzinger voted “yes”. Alderman Walker abstained.
Motion was made by Alderman Duffy, seconded by Smith to approve the meeting minutes of 11/8/05. All five Aldermen answered “aye”.
City Attorney Glidden reported filing a small claim against Keokuk Junction Railroad for failure to pay for a fire run in March 2005. He also reported that he had provided a report to John Faulhaber to comply with the annual audit requirements.
Motion was made by Alderman Bentzinger, seconded by Fleming to re-affirm Ordinance 2006-8 the TIF ordinance. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.
Following Harvey Franks death, Alderman Smith reported his cats were being taken to My Matthews House. Alderman Smith invited all Aldermen to participate in the interviews for the new policeman on Monday, Nov 28th at City Hall. He also reported that he, Tony Slater, and the Mayor would be meeting to discuss the broken tornado siren within the next month.
Motion was made by Alderman Smith, seconded by Duffy to have the City accept the new brush truck as an official “City” vehicle. This will be truck #19. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.
Alderman Smith reported that the Fire Department has purchased new air packs with the money from one of the recent grants. They have inquired into selling the remaining 9 older air packs to other Fire Departments in the area. Warsaw was the highest offer at $5000.00
Motion was made by Alderman Smith, seconded by Duffy to sell the 9 Air Packs to Warsaw “as is” without warranty for $5000.00, and put that money against the vehicle loan. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.
Alderman Smith reported that City Hall would be open the evening of the 1st for the Christmas parade participants.
Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Duffy to change the mileage reimbursement to the government approved rate of $.485/mile. All five Aldermen voted “yes”
Alderman Walker confirmed the upcoming committee meetings of Property for December 5th, Safety and Finance committees for December 12th.
Alderman Fleming presented a recent map of the City that PSBA made indicating potential road improvement plans for 2006.
Motion was made to adjourn at 8:35PM by Alderman Duffy, seconded by Smith.