City of Macon City Council met July 9.
City of Macon City Council met July 9.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
Mayor Frank Dunmire called the Macon City Council meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Clerk Pam Windell, Treasurer Lori Huggins, Attorney Jason Dubbelde, Council Members Doug Huggins, Kimberly Claussen, Doug McGuire, and Caleb Beasley. Also present were Deputy Major, Charlie Dunmire, Cody Holsapple, Sue Cole, Steve Bainbridge, Shelli Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Ben Murray, and Lynette Puckett.
The minutes from the June 11th meeting were corrected and approved.
Mayor Dunmire reported that the Council should have a contract from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department to review and vote on at the August meeting.
Deputy Major reported that he has received numerous concerns about golf carts in Macon. He will get information that needs to be in an ordinance to the attorney.
Steve Bainbridge presented the third pay request from Entler Excavating in the amount of $12,329.35.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Huggins to approve the pay request to Entler Excavating in the amount of $12,329.35. Motion carried.
Cody reported that they had been putting chips on the streets and alleys. Alderwoman Claussen presented the P & Ls for June.
Alderman Huggins reported that some park equipment has been installed. Cody will be working on getting the area ready for more playground equipment.
Alderman Huggins presented two bids for concrete work for the basketball court at the new park. C L Rhodes bid of $28,500.00 includes lining the court. Zion Pro’s bid of $31,000.00 doe not include lining the count. Backstops for the basketball court will be $5,000.00.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Beasley to approve C L Rhodes bid of $28,500.00 and $5,000.00 for backstops for a new basketball court. Motion carried.
Alderman Beasley informed the Council that Cody passed wastewater test. He recommended a salary increase of $1,000.00 for Cody.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Huggins to approve Cody’s salary increase of $1,000.00. Motion carried.
Alderman Beasley informed the Council that Jason Rowcliff owns a house on Shaw Street that had been damaged by work backing up in the basement. Mr. Rowcliff has not turned receipts for damage over to Alderman Beasley. Alderman Beasley is recommending that the City pay for some of the damage caused by sewer back-up into his basement.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Huggins to pay half of damage costs not to exceed $1,200.00. Motion carried.
Alderman Beasley issued a building permit for Krekel’s restaurant.
Alderman Beasley has a variance application for a zoning hearing. David Buns on Dunn Street would like to build on to his house. He will need a setback variance.
Alderman McGuire is working on insurance quotes for the City and employees.
Attorney Dubbelde informed the Council that a title search for 363 South Front was done. The taxes were sold. His law firm will be proceeding with plans to have the house demolished.
Attorney Dubbelde presented Ordinance No. 20180709-1, an Ordinance addressing the payment of cable television service provider fee.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Huggins to approve Ordinance No. 30180709-1. Motion carried.
Attorney Dubbelde informed the Council that the quit claim deed to property on Miller Street has been recorded.
Charlie informed the Council that water meters will need to be replaced in the near future.
Lynette Puckett informed the Council that some of the business sign is not working. Bendsen sign is aware of the outage and are due to repair soon.
Ben Murray informed the Council that the dumpster for Street Fest is still behind the American Legion building. He would like it removed. Pam will call Advanced Disposal and have them remove the dumpster.
Mayor Dunmire informed the Council that Advanced Disposal will be the Disposal Service for Macon through December.
Treasurer Huggins presented the Treasurer’s report.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Beasley to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Beasley to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman McGuire to adjourn. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.