CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MARCH 27TH, 2007

 

The Regular Meeting of the Carthage City Council was held in City Hall located at 308 Walnut Street, March 27, 2007.  Mayor Nightingale called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Fleming, Neally, Bentzinger and Walker. Treasurer Lunt was absent, Alderman Smith was tardy. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the March 13th meeting minutes. All six Aldermen answered “Aye”.

 

Mayor Nightingale recognized Steve Van Hook from Patrick Engineering to address the Council. Steve presented information and costs for the proposed downshoot at the landfill and ongoing maintenance costs. Total estimated cost for next years’ budget is $114,000.00. There may be some cost savings if local contractors are able to aid in the construction.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Bentzinger and seconded by Neally to have Mayor Nightingale and Alderman Walker sign the agreements for Patrick Engineering to proceed with documents necessary for the EPA. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

After a brief recess, Steve Klein presented information for the TIF district.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Smith to approve Ordinance 2006-20. “Approving the City of Carthage Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan and Projects”. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Campbell, seconded by Walker to approve Ordinance 2006-21. “Designating the City of Carthage Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area”. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Smith to approve Ordinance 2006-22. “City of Carthage Adopting Tax Increment Financing”.

All six Aldermen voted “yes”. 

 

Attorney Glidden reported that it is possible to refinance the Waterworks bond project. Clerk Graham is investigating refinancing at a lower rate.

 

Discussion on delinquent properties ensued. It was requested that the Codes Enforcer write up all properties and present the report to Attorney Glidden for action. A Police Citation will then need to be issued.

 

With the next fiscal year budget approaching, mowing bids will need to be obtained. The Fire Station will need to be included in this bid, and Brenda Pyatt will determine if the lot next to City Hall designated for senior housing will also need to be included. 

 

Brenda Pyatt indicated that at the next Biz Link Breakfast on April 10th at 6:30 AM, Phil Hare, U.S. Congressman, would speak. All Council members were encouraged to attend.

 

Motion was made at 9:35 to adjourn.

 

 

Katherine Graham

City Clerk