CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 30th, 2009

 

The annual meeting of the Carthage City Council was held April 30, 2009, in City Hall at 538 Wabash Avenue. Mayor Nightingale called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Smith, Fleming, Bentzinger, and Walker. Treasurer Lunt was also present. Alderman Neally was absent.

 

Mayor Nightingale asked if there was any old business for the outgoing Council.

 

Alderman Smith reported that the emergency generator at City Hall was possibly going to be hooked up Monday. When this occurs the power will need to be turned off for up to four hours. When the power is off nothing works in City Hall including the telephones. It was the consensus of the Council to close City Hall when the generator is put into service.

 

Motion to adjourn at 7:05PM by Alderman Walker, seconded by Campbell. All five Aldermen voted “yes”. 

 

The meeting of the new City Council for the City of Carthage was called to order by Mayor Nightingale at 7:05PM. Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Gary Smith, Fleming, Bobby Smith and Walker. Alderman Neally was absent. Treasurer Lunt was also present.

 

Clerk Graham administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Officials including Alderman Fleming and Bobby Smith, Treasurer Lunt, and Mayor Nightingale. Alderman Neally was absent. Clerk Graham reported that she had taken the oath of office from Deputy Clerk Dean earlier in the day.

 

The Council made a final review of the annual budgetary numbers.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to adapt the 2009-10 annual budget. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale reported on the liquor licenses to be issued for 2009-10 reporting name, class and amount paid by each establishment.

 

The Wood Inn                       Class A           $1500

D&J Plumley Inc.                 Class A           $1000 (no Sunday Sales)

Long Branch Restaurant     Class A           $1500

Ayerco                                   Class B           $750

Casey’s #2547                      Class B           $750

Niemann Food                      Class B           $750

Circle K                                 Class B           $750

VFW Post 5117                    Class C           $450

FOE Eagles #3515                Class C           $450

Chamber of Commerce       Class SD        $50

 

Mayor Nightingale listed the following employees and salaries:

 

Chief of Police          Gary Waddell                       $39,913

Patrolman                  Che Humphrey                     $27,862

Patrolman                  Mike Kost                              $28,789

DARE officer            Mike Kost                              $  2,500

Street Dept.               Kenny Huling                       $31,724

Street Dept.               Dusty Grotts                          $31,132

Deputy Clerk            Alice Dean                            $24,720

Budget Officer          Alice Dean                            $  1,800

City Collector           Kathy Graham                      $24,813

City Clerk                  Kathy Graham                      $10,800

City ESDA                 Kathy Dougherty                  $  1,200

Janitors                      Kathy Graham                      $  1,200

                                    Alice Dean                            $  1,250

Code Enforcement   Vicki Andrus                                    $10/hr.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Campbell, seconded by Fleming to approve the above list of employees and the stated salaries. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale appointed Stan Tucker and Tom Hartzell as City Attorneys for the next fiscal year. They will prepare Ordinance 2009-1 setting their salary at $10,500 for the year.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Campbell to approve above Ordinance. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale appointed the following committee members and reported the respective meeting schedule.

 

Finance Committee: Donna Walker, chairman, Dan Neally, Sean Campbell Meeting is scheduled for 6:30PM on the Monday immediately prior to the first regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council each month.

 

Public Works Committee: Gary Smith, chairman, Sean Campbell, Bobby Smith. Meeting is scheduled for 6:30PM on the days of the regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council.

 

Public Safety Committee: Randy Fleming, chairman, Donna Walker, Gary Smith. Meeting is scheduled for 7:30PM on the Monday immediately prior to the first regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council each month.

 

Public Property Committee: Dan Neally, chairman, Bobby Smith, Randy Fleming. Meeting is scheduled for 6:30PM on the first Monday of each month.

 

Policy and Legislative Committee: Dan Neally, Donna Walker, Gary Smith, and Randy Fleming. Meetings to be scheduled as needed.

 

Board of Health Committee: Chief of Police-Gary Waddell, Randy Fleming, Gary Smith, and Codes Enforcer-Vicki Andrus. A veterinarian or physician would be appointed to this committee based on the specific issues. This committee also schedules meetings as needed.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the above members of the Board of Health Committee. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale appointed Randy Sharpe for a five-year term to the Board of Appeals.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve of this appointment. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale appointed Keith Bruns and Floyd Duffy to the Plan Commission Committee for a three-year term. The Mayor has been trying to discuss an appointment with Jeff Cole, but has not been able to connect with him. The Mayor also appointed Bobby Smith to take over Scott Bentzinger’s term that expires in 2010.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Gary Smith to approve the above appointments to the Plan Commission. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale appointed Jackie Adkins, Howard Perry and Mike Tracy to the Museum Board for a three-year term.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Campbell to approve the above appointments to the Museum Board. All five Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

The Mayor called attention to the document listing the City Council meetings for the next fiscal year. The Council will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00PM, except the Budget Hearing scheduled for the third Tuesday of April at 7:00PM and the annual budget acceptance meeting on April 30th, at 7:00PM.

 

Mayor Nightingale reported that Representative Rich Myers was coming to Carthage City Hall on Monday, May 11th from 9:00 to 10:00AM for a legislative and budget update.

 

Motion to adjourn at 7:30PM. 

 

 

Katherine Graham

City Clerk