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Minutes: City Council Meeting of April 3, 2017

The Carmi City Council met Tuesday, April 3rd, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Room of the Municipal Building, 225 East Main Street.

Prior to opening the council meeting, Mayor Pollard asked Alderman Winkleman to give the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Pollard presided with the following Aldermen present: Steve Winkleman, Mark W. Blake, Keith Davis, Lance Yearby, Sheila Jo Headlee, Jack Lamont, Doug Hays and Mike Knight.

Minutes for the March 21st, 2017 council meeting were presented. Motion made by Alderman Lamont and seconded by Alderman Blake to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

Mayor Pollard asked the council to consider an agreement between the City of Carmi and Elastec to use facility parking lot for the purpose of practicing for disaster relief and staging during an actual disaster. Police Chief Jason Carter stated that there are three (3) sites; the airport, the fairgrounds, and Elastec. Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Winkleman to approve the agreement as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes”.

Reports and/or updates from Mayor Pollard

Mayor Pollard stated that the new fire truck arrived this evening.

He stated that the compost site is cleaned up and will be open on Saturdays starting April 8th.

Mayor Pollard also would like to remind everyone to get out and vote tomorrow (04-04-17).

Reports from Standing Committees

Alderman Lamont stated that Fire Chief Larry Hite is getting something ready for the new fire truck so that the council can look it over.

Business or Comments from Visitors

None

Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Davis to go into closed session to discuss personnel issues with action to follow. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

At 5:33 p.m. the council went into closed session.

Motion made by Alderman Knight and seconded by Alderman Headlee to return to open session. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

At 6:11 p.m. the council returned to open session.

Motion made by Alderman Blake and seconded by Alderman Davis to table the position of operator at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes” with Alderman Headlee abstaining.

Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Davis to adjourn.

At 6:12 p.m. the council adjourned.

Brian K. Allen, City Clerk

 

Jeff Pollard, Mayor