The Carmi City Council met Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 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, Tracy Nelson, James Totten, Jeremy Courson, Sheila Jo Headlee, Mike Knight, and Doug Hays.
The minutes from the July 07, 2020, council meeting were presented. Motion was made by Alderman Hays and seconded by Alderman Blake to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman present answering “yes” except for Alderman Winkleman who abstained due to being absent at the last meeting.
The June 2020 Financial Reports for the City of Carmi and Carmi Light and Water were presented for approval. Alderman Headlee made a motion to approve the June 2020 Financial Reports for the City of Carmi and Carmi Light and Water. Alderman Winkleman seconded the motion. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman present answering “yes.”
The July 2020 vendor invoices for the City of Carmi and Carmi Light and Water were presented for approval. Alderman Courson made a motion to approve the July 2020 vendor invoices for the City of Carmi and Carmi Light and Water. The motion was seconded by Alderman Knight. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman present answering “yes.”
For council consideration, discussion, and possible approval
- Authorization to seek bids for the sale of excess property for the City of Carmi for a 1997 Ford F800 370 V8 dump truck, VIN#: 1FDXF82H5HVA57030 with 50,872 miles to be SOLD AS IS with a minimum bid of $1000.00 (one thousand dollars). Alderman Winkleman asked if the truck could not be fixed as it only had 50,000 miles on it. Mayor Pollard stated it had air brake issues as well as some other mechanical problems. Alderman Totten made a motion to accept sealed bids for the sale of the 1997 Ford F800 dump truck. The motion was seconded by Alderman Nelson. The motion carried on roll call by each Aldermen present answering “yes.”
- Mayor Pollard turned the floor over to City Attorney Greg Stewart to discuss ordinance #918 and #1199; ordinances which pertain to regulating nuisances and livestock with the City of Carmi. Mr. Stewart stated the #918 ordinance originated back in 1976 and the #1199 ordinance had an origination date of September 20, 1993. Mr. Stewart stated the ordinance needed to be made more specific as well as address the imposing fines. Mr. Stewart stated the City office had been contacted by concerned citizens regarding chickens and pigs within the city limits. Mr. Stewart stated he had someone inquiring about the regulations for a miniature horse as an emotional support animal within the City limits. Mr. Stewart stated there are strict guidelines under the Americans with Disability Acts which would be followed if a request for an emotional support animal were received. Alderman Winkleman stated he feels if we “open this up, we will have multiple issues of people wanting livestock animals in the City limits.” After a brief discussion, the Council requested copies of nuisance and livestock ordinances from surrounding towns to review. The discussion was tabled until a later date when the information has been reviewed by the Aldermen.
At 6:15 p.m. Alderman Headlee made a motion to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Alderman Courson. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman present answering “yes.”
Cynthia J. Attebury, City Clerk
Jeff Pollard, Mayor