The Regular Meeting of the Carthage City Council was held in City Hall at 308 Walnut Street, December 26th, 2006. City Clerk Graham called the meeting to order at 8:00PM in Mayor Nightingale’s absence. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Smith, Fleming, Bentzinger, Neally and Walker. Treasurer Lunt and Attorney Glidden were absent.


Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Smith to appoint Alderman Walker as Mayor Pro Temp. Aldermen Campbell, Smith, Fleming, Bentzinger and Neally voted “yes”. Alderman Walker abstained.


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


Clerk Graham reported that the election paperwork had arrived and will distribute accordingly.


With Attorney Glidden absent, the tower ordinance was tabled until the next meeting.


Negligent properties were discussed. Linda Atwood’s home and Lyle Walker’s home were added to the list to have corrective letters sent.


Alderman Smith reported that he had received estimates on new furnace work at the old library building.


Alderman Neally reported that Dennis Hicks is looking for office space for the mutual aid office in the new city hall/old library building.  Alderman Walker indicated that it was too early to discuss this, since it wasn’t decided yet how the building was going to be laid out for all needs.


The Finance Committee meeting will meet on the 8th at 6:30 with Safety Committee at 7:00 PM. The Property meeting will meet the 2nd at 6:30.


Alderman Fleming indicated Tom Hartzell was at the public works meeting to discuss his water lines. Because he is outside City Limits he will incur this expense.


Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Campbell to spend $3900.00 for a new pump at the Lung Lift station. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.


Motion was made by Alderman Campbell, seconded by Smith to adjourn at

9:00 PM



Katherine Graham

City Clerk