Lockesburg

The Lockesburg City Council met in regular session Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 in the council room of city hall. The media was notified.

Preceding the council meeting, a public hearing was held at 6 p.m. to cover any concerns the citizens may have in regards to the Wastewater Project.

The regular meeting was called to order at 6:37 p.m. followed with prayer by council member Bill Roberts and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Those in attendance were Mayor Danny Ruth, Recorder Treasurer Becky Jegstrup, council members Steven Hill, Rodger Ridley, Donna Gallaher, Bill Roberts, and James Jester, who arrived at 7 p.m., and the City Attorney Erin Hunter. Council member Claudine Tompkins was absent.

Guest is attendance was Robin Rice of A.L Franks Engineering.

After reviewing engineering qualifications from A.L. Franks Engineering, Harbor Environmental Safety Engineering and Engineering Services Inc. a motion was made by Hill and seconded by Roberts to hire A.L. Franks as engineer for the Wastewater Project. Motion passed 4/0/0.

Robin Rice also updated the council on the progress on the water plant project, the water tower project and the sidewalk project.

After reviewing a request from Jimmy Carver for a mobile home set up a motion was made by Gallaher and seconded by Ridley to approve Building Permit 2018-4 contingent on receiving additional paperwork, a sketch including make, model, length and width of the mobile home, and a description of how the mobile home would be positioned on the lot.  Motion passed 5/0/0.

Motion was made by Ridley and seconded by Jester to go into executive session at 7:17 p.m. Motion passed 5/0/0.

Motion was made by Jester and seconded by Gallaher to come out of executive session at 7:38 p.m. with no action taken. Motion passed 5/0/0.

Mayor Ruth and the council requested the City Attorney Erin Hunter write up an article for the De Queen Bee to remind the citizens of Lockesburg that building permits were required prior to any structure being constructed or any mobile home being set up according to Ordinance 2012-2 and 2017-2.

After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Jester and seconded by Ridley to purchase security cameras from Harbor Freight to be installed at the Ida Margaret Coulter Stone Park. Motion passed 5/0/0.

Motion was made by Gallaher and seconded by Ridley to approve the minutes from the October meeting after a typographical error was corrected. Motion passed 5/0/0.

Motion was made by Jester and seconded by Ridley to approve the Financial Report for October. Motion passed 5/0/0.

Motion was made by Ridley and seconded by Jester to approve the bills for October. Motion passed 5/0/0.

Motion was made by Gallaher and seconded by Jester to adjourn.  Motion passed 5/0/0. The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

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