|MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF
THE CITY OF NASHVILLE, ARKANSAS ON
September 24, 2013
The City Council of the City of Nashville met on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Presiding Officer Mayor Billy Ray Jones called the meeting to order.
Financial Director Jimmy Dale led the Council in prayer.
Mayor Jones then led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.
On roll call 12 members answered as their names were called.
Other persons present were Kelly Birdwell with Wilf & Henderson P.C, Dale Pierce-Police Chief, Nikki Cherry-Park, David Johnson-Code Enforcement, Larry Dunaway-PW, Jimmy Dale- Financial Director, Jerry Harwell, Fire Marshall, Policeman Ty Basaliere, Mayor Jones, Clerk McDaniel, Joe Scoggins, Jonathan Canady- SWAR Radio, and Charles Goodin- Nashville News, and Roy Conrad.
Three sets of minutes had to be reviewed and voted on for August 27, September 16th, and September 19th, 2013 City Council meetings. Alderwoman Clark made a motion to approve the August 27, 2013 minutes and Alderwoman Kirkpatrick seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion passed with all yeas and no nays (12-0). Alderwoman Kirkpatrick made a motion to accept the minutes of the September 16, 2013 meeting and Alderwoman Mitchell seconded. On roll call vote the motion passed with 10 yeas and 2 nays. Alderwoman Clark and Alderman Smith voted no. Alderwoman Kirkpatrick made a motion to accept the minutes of the September 19, 2013 meeting and Alderwoman Clark seconded. On roll call vote the motion passed with all yeas and no nays. (12-0)
FINANCE: Jimmy Dale gave this financial report: Extraordinary Expense August 2013:
$22,842.00 to Branch Construction for Main Street project. (Received 80% reimbursement 9/06/13)
$10,434.00 to Lindsey Comm. for repair/update on Tornado sirens
$1311.00 to Fulton Grass for sod to put on ball fields
$3348.00 to Arturos Mowing & Landscaping to apply sod
$3490.00 to CEA Engineers for Main Street Project
$4013.00 for culverts.
2 Transfers were made from Franchise Fund. $22,842.00 to general to pay Branch Construction and 15,000.00 to the Street Fund for operating capital.
After some discussion Alderwoman Kirkpatrick made a motion to accept the financials for August, 2013 and Alderwoman Mitchell seconded. On roll call vote the motion passed with all yeas and no nays. (12-0)
Next Kelly Birdwell gave the “City of Nashville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System Enterprise Fund Annual Financial Report For the Years Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.
Next Public Works Director Larry Dunaway gave his updates on the Wastewater Projects and the Rehab project. He told the Council about a grant that we are eligible for and we will try to get. A resolution must be passed and will be voted on in new business.
Next is Nikki Cherry, Park Director, and she gave her report on upcoming events at the Park. During her presentation, she was asked about $3,348.00 paid to Arturos Mowing & Landscaping to apply sod. There was also discussion regarding the Park losing $15,000 on the Dustin Lynch concert this summer. After much discussion, Alderman Brown expressed his displeasure in what happened regarding the sodding project and made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the matter.
Next is Dale Pierce, Police Chief. He informed the council that he had ordered twelve tasers. He handed out information regarding the use of tasers and explained to the Council the way tasers work and different aspects of taser use by police officers.
Next, he presented the council with Ordinance 924 – An Ordinance Prohibiting the Wearing Of Garments In Public So As To Expose Undergarments Or Skin Below The Waistline
After Clerk McDaniel read Ordinance No 924, Alderwoman Kirkpatrick made a motion to suspend the rules and put the Ordinance on 3rd and final reading. Alderman Anderson seconded the motion. On roll call vote, the motion passed with all yeas and no nays (12-0). Clerk McDaniel read the title only of Ordinance 924. Alderman Smith made a motion to pass or Ordinance No 924 and Alderman Brown seconded. The Ordinance passed with all yeas and no nays (12-0).
Next Jerry Harwell, Fire Marshall, brought an updated Fire Department Personnel Policy and Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Job Description. After much discussion regarding these matters, Alderman Parker made a motion to accept the changes to the FD Personnel Policy and Job Descriptions and Alderwoman Wright seconded. On roll call vote, the motion passed with all yeas and no nays (12-0).
Next Roy Conrad comes before the Council with a request to close an alley in Hillcrest Addition, Block 5 lots 407 and 409 on Hearne Street. Alderman Smith made a motion to draw up a resolution to close the alley and Alderwoman Kirkpatrick seconded. The resolution will be presented at the next City Council meeting.
Next on the agenda is the Resolution to apply for the grant for rehabilitation to a portion of the spillway structure at Lake Nichols. Clerk McDaniel read Resolution No 2013-05 – AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION. Alderwoman Mitchell made a motion to pass the resolution and Alderman Parker seconded. On roll call vote, Resolution No 2013-05 passed with all yeas and no nays. (12-0)
Alderman Brown made a motion to go into Executive Session and Alderman Smith seconded. After approximately one hour when everyone was called back in, Mayor Jones called the meeting adjourned. Alderman Brown made the motion and Alderwoman Kirkpatrick seconded to adjourn at 8:50 p.m.
Passed and approved this _______day of _____________, 2013.
Mayor Billy Ray Jones
Liz McDaniel, City Clerk Treasurer