The annual meeting of the
Carthage City Council was held April 30, 2009, in City Hall at
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.
to adjourn at 7:05PM by Alderman Walker, seconded by
The meeting of the
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
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
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
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
Motion to adjourn at 7:30PM.