The Regular Meeting of the Carthage City Council was held in City Hall located at 308 Walnut Street, March 13, 2007. Clerk Graham called the meeting to order in Mayor Nightingale’s absence at 8:00PM. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Smith, Fleming, Neally, and Walker. Treasurer Lunt, Attorney Glidden, and Alderman Bentzinger were absent. 


Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Smith to nominate Alderman Walker as Mayor Pro Tem. Alderman Campbell, Smith, Fleming and Neally voted “yes”. Alderman Walker “abstained”.


Mayor Pro-tem Walker recognized Scott Floyd to address the Council. He read a statement to the Council.


Motion was made by Alderman Campbell, seconded by Smith to approve the February 27th meeting minutes. All five Aldermen answered “Aye”.


Motion was made by Alderman Smith, seconded by Fleming to approve the February Budgetary report. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.


In looking for ways to diminish costs for the streetlights, Clerk Graham reported that Ameren would remove any streetlights at no charge. There would be a fee of $250.00 per light to change to lower wattage.


Alderman Smith is investigating the costs for a solar charged tornado siren Vs electric.


Motion was made by Alderman Smith, seconded by Campbell to approve the Lions Club soliciting at the 4 way stop on May 4th and 5th for Diabetes awareness. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.


Alderman Smith reported that the Board of Health had met on March 12th. The owners of the former college must provide a site remediation plan for removing the underground tanks by April 15th. A letter indicating such was sent to the college owners and their legal representative.


The resident representative reported to Police Chief Waddell that the property had been sold, but would not provide the name of the buyer or an address. This contact name and address will need to be provided to the Board of Health by April 15th.


Alderman Neally reported that M&M Electric had investigated the electrical system at the old library. They will be providing a quote to consolidate all the electrical onto one meter. They could not find any defects in the system, but suggested having Ameren meter it to see if any spikes were occurring.


Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Campbell to approve the payment of the February bills. All five Aldermen voted “yes”. Alderman Walker reported that salaries were discussed at the finance committee for the upcoming budgetary year.


Alderman Walker indicated that the Bike path committee is looking for Council members to attend their meeting on Saturday, March 17th.


Motion was made by Alderman Fleming, seconded by Neally to resume bulk water sales at the Fire Station. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.


Motion was made by Alderman Campbell, seconded by Smith to have the next public works meeting on March 27th begin at 6:00 PM, and the Council meeting begin at 7:00, providing extra time for Patrick Engineering to present landfill updates. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.


Clerk Graham will post this change in meeting times.


Motion was made at 9:00 to adjourn.



Katherine Graham

City Clerk