CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 30TH, 2010

 

The Annual meeting of the Carthage City Council was held April 30th, 2010, at City Hall, 538 Wabash Avenue. Mayor Nightingale called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, G. Smith, Fleming, B. Smith, Neally and Walker. Treasurer Lunt was absent. 

 

Mayor Nightingale read the resolution for the land sale adjacent to the landfill.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Alderman Campbell to approve Resolution 2010-1 for sale of track A of 55.884 acres and track B of 56.84 acres for $2100 per acre. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale discussed the upcoming 2010-11 budget. The budget looks good for revenues to exceed our expenses. As long as the State sends the funds in a timely manner and the $75,000 Federal Grant arrives as promised, the City will end the year with a positive balance.

 

Motion by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the 2010-11 budget. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale reported liquor licenses for: The Wood  $1500, Longbranch Restaurant $1500, Ayerco $750, Caseys $750, Neimanns $750, Circle K $750, VFW $450, and the Eagles Club $450.

 

Mayor Nightingale presented the names and salaries of the following suggested City employees:

Chief Gary Waddell $41,110

Patrolmen: Scott Rosson and Che Humphrey $27,881

                    Mike Kost $31,793 and Dare Officer $2500;

Street Department: Kenny Huling and Dusty Grotts $32,676;

Deputy Clerk & Collector: Alice Dean $25,881;

Budget Officer: Alice Dean $1850,

City Collector: Kathy Graham $25,881;

City Clerk: Kathy Graham $10,800

ESDA Coordinator: Kathy Dougherty $1250

Janitors: Alice Dean and Kathy Graham $1200 each

Code Enforcement Officer: Vicki Andrus $10/hr.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Campbell to approve the above positions and salaries. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to appoint Hartzell, Glidden, Tucker and Hartzell as City Attorneys through Ordinance 2010-1 for $925/mo. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the appointment of the following 5 members to the Board of Health: Chief Waddell, Aldermen Fleming and G. Smith, and Code Enforcer Vicki Andrus. Aldermen Campbell, Fleming, B. Smith, Neally and Walker voted “yes”.  Alderman

G. Smith “abstained”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by B. Smith to appoint Martin Gahle to a five-year term to the Board of Appeals. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker seconded by Fleming to appoint Marlin Long, Gary Smith and Bobby Smith to the Plan Commission for three year terms. Aldermen Campbell, Fleming, B. Smith, Neally and Walker voted “yes”. Alderman G. Smith “abstained”.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming to appoint Leonard Hardy, John Trotter, and Tim Tomlinson to the Museum Board for three year terms. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Motion was made by Walker, seconded by Fleming to approve the regular scheduled meetings of the City Council for Fiscal year 2010-11. All six Aldermen voted “yes”.

 

Mayor Nightingale thanked all the Councilmen for their service this year.

 

Motion to adjourn at 7:25PM by Alderman Walker, seconded by Fleming.

 

 

Katherine Graham

City Clerk