CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2006

 

The Regular Meeting of the Carthage City Council was held in City Hall at 308 Walnut Street, September 26th, 2006. Mayor Nightingale called the meeting to order at 8:00PM. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Smith, Fleming, Bentzinger, Neally and Walker. Treasurer Lunt was also present.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the September 12th meeting minutes. All six Aldermen answered “aye”.

 

Mayor Nightingale reported that the Senior Citizen Housing Board was to have received the second round of bids for the project by the 15th.

 

Brenda Pyatt, Community Development Director, explained that the contractors on the housing rehab grant were not local contractors. A requirement from HUD is that the contractors are lead certified, and none have this certification.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the resolution and ordinance 2006-12 for acceptance of the library building. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Attorney Glidden reported that the City could go ahead and transfer utilities for this new building from the library.

 

He has prepared a document for Mark Harrison to sign, which indicates the Wood Inn assumes the liability, should the awning cause problems with the City sidewalk.

 

Mayor Nightingale reported that the EPA had approved the permit, but indicated the work needed to be completed by Oct of 2005. He will call regarding this obvious error.

 

There was discussion about the upcoming homecoming weekend and the dance in front of the Wood Inn.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Bentzinger to allow only persons 21 and older within the double fenced perimeters on all four sides of the street. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Alderman Fleming reported that the Public Works committee toured the Sewer and Water plants during their meeting time.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Neally to allow Dan’s tree service to cut down the tree in front of the car wash, if their estimate was below $150.00. The owner of the car wash is to be notified to verify this request, and  they are to plant a new tree in it’s place, if it is cut. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Alderman Fleming reported that the Presbyterian Church is experiencing sewer difficulties. Fleming will contact Bob Jefferson to see if he can start the project before the new asphalt is placed on Marion.

 

The City is expecting 100 Red Hat Society members to be in town next Tuesday for the day. They will block the parking on the square across from the Chamber office.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Bentzinger to pay the first pay estimate to Wiemelt Plumbing for $89,526.86 for the two sewer and watermain replacement projects. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

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

 

 

 

Katherine Graham

City Clerk