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Council approves new Teen Game Room to operate

The Elkhart City Council met on February 4, 2013 and approved a request to open and operate a “game room” in the city limits. The proposal was made by Ron & Stephanie Armstrong, owners of The Warehouse, a local hardware and feed store. They have installed various game machines and other drink & food vending machines for the benefit of patrons, both young and old. The Game Room is open during weekdays for the benefit of local adults to stop by, relax, play a coin-operated game machine, have a soda pop, etc. However, on Friday and Saturday nights, the Game Room is for local teenagers to have a safe and comfortable location to “hang out” with their friends. The location is 304 West Parker Street.

The council meeting included Mayor Raymond Dunlap, Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy, Member Karen Bridges, Member Lucia Butler, Member Doug Smith, Member Erroll Tatum, and City Secretary Donna Surber. In addition, others present included Eddie Ray Bedre, Stephanie Armstrong, Ron Armstrong, Brian Bedre, and Jeremy Weisinger.

Jeremy Weisinger made a presentation to the council about the upcoming Summer League and their plans. Discussion followed, but the council took no formal action.

Brian Bedre presented his request to expand his mobile home park located on Bedre Lane. Brian Bedre asked for placement of three (3) additional mobile homes at the location. The council approved the request with Member Lucia Butler abstaining from the vote.

The council approved the purchase of a chlorinator the wastewater plant. The estimated cost will be $9360.00 which was the approved amount.

The March Yard of the Month was discussed and it was decided that rather than the council members choosing the monthly award, that the Keep Elkhart Beautiful board of directors would be assigned this responsibility. Future Yard of the Month awards will be decided by the Keep Elkhart Beautiful Board of Directors.

The council discussed the possibility of allowing the “On-Call Operator” to take a city vehicle home after hours. The item was tabled until further information could be obtained.

In accordance with state and federal requirements, the council approved two resolutions regarding Fair Housing Policies in the City of Elkhart. Resolution 020413-1 deals with Local Fair Housing Policies and Practices. Resolution 020413-2 deals with Recording and Reporting of Fair Housing Complaints.

The council approved an agreement with the East Texas Council of Governments for a one year contract “to initiate Geographic Information System services.” This service will “map by GPS” all the water meters, fire hydrants, water valves, and all other pertinent information regarding Elkhart's water and sewer system.

Other business included calling for the May 11 City Election, approving a “Customer Newsletter”, approving the monthly financial report, and hearing departmental reports.

New Street Lights approved by City Council

The Elkhart City Council met on January 7, 2013 for a regularly set meeting. It wasn't a very involved meeting with a lot of unusual discussions and actions. It was rather uneventful. Present were: Mayor Raymond Dunlap, Member Karen Bridges, Member Lucia Butler, Member Doug Smith, Member Erroll Tatum, and City Secretary Donna Surber. Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy was absent.

The council approved a motion to place four new street lights. The four locations are designated as: (1) corner of Gambrell & 294, (2) 109 Woodcrest, (3) 326 Hwy 287 South, and (4) corner of Pilgrim & 1817. There is no installation fee and the action will be accomplished by Oncor.

The February Yard of the Month was announced as being awarded to Roger & Rita Parker.

The council discussed the possible purchase of a new Trash Pump for the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department. The council approved testing the current trash pump and the purchse of a new hose kit if it was necessary.

The historic train caboose in downtown Elkhart is decorated for the holidays.



City Council gives all employees $400 bonus

On the fifth day of November 2012, the Elkhart City Council met in a regular council meeting with the following members present: Mayor Raymond Dunlap, Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy, Member Lucia Butler, Member Doug Smith, Member Erroll Tatum, Member Karen Bridges, City Secretary Donna Surber . Citizens present: Martha Drake (Grantworks), Brian Bedre, Jim Bob Parker, Vicki Saunders, Tracy Hicks, Sigi West and Sunshine Alcorta.
A motion was made by Councilmember Karen Bridges and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to reimburse the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department $4100.00 for a recently purchased 1982 ladder truck. Motion Carried. Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy abstained from voting.
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges to contract with KSA engineers to conduct a water distribution system analysis. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy to award the professional service provider contracts for the 2012 Texas Department of Agriculture Texas Capital Fund Award by resolution 11052012-1. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Karen Bridges and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to appoint the Keep Elkhart Beautiful Board of Directors as follows; Donna Surber-Director Coordinator, Erroll Tatum-President, William (BJ) Perry-Vice President, Lucia Butler-Secretary, Gloria McKinney-Treasurer, Charles and Sharon Johnston-Members at large. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to place No Parking Signs on both sides of Hwy 287S near 416 and 415 Hwy 287S. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy to not allow mobile homes to be placed at 308 Watkins. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Erroll Tatum to award Patsy Coleman December Yard of the month.
A motion was made by Councilmember Karen Bridges and seconded by Councilmember Erroll Tatum to table the item concerning purchasing a trash pump.
A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to repave Warren, Hawthorn and Montgomery streets. Motion Carried.
The Agenda listed two items for discussion during a “closed” Executive Session. First: Consider employment options for part time public works employee. Second: Consider employee bonuses. Following the Executive Session, the council voted during open session as follows:
First Item: Consider employment options for part time public works employee. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler for Raymond Alcorta to submit to voluntary Urinalysis Drug Screen and to authorize random drug testing, test type and testing dates to be at the city’s discretion. Employee may return to work after a negative drug test. A positive drug screen will be immediate termination. Motion Carried
Second Item: Consider employee bonuses. A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges to pay each employee a $400 (four hundred dollar) bonus. Motion Carried.

Council votes to revert to only one meeting per month

On the first day of October 2012, the City of Elkhart Council convened into a regular council meeting with the following members present: Mayor Raymond Dunlap, Mayor Pro-TemRandy McCoy, Member Lucia Butler, Member Doug Smith, Member Erroll Tatum, Member Karen Bridges, City Secretary.Donna Surber . Citizens present: Shirleen Bonacci (Grantworks) and Billy Jack Wright.
The Council discussed parking on the corner of Bridges and 294. A motion was made by Councilmember Doug Smith and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges to take no action on this item. Passed
The November Yard of the Month was announced as being awarded to Cecile Redding.
A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges to accept the engagement letter from Todd, Hamaker & Johnson for the 2011/2012 audit. Passed
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to return to having one (1) regular council meeting per month. Passed
A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to approve resolution 10012012 to participate in the HOME Reservation Program. Passed
The council discussed the purchase of a new pump. After discussion, a motion was made by Councilmember Doug Smith and seconded by Councilmember Erroll Tatum to table this item. Passed

City Council approves salary increase for employees

The Elkhart City Council met in regular session on September 10, 2012 with the following members present: Mayor Raymond Dunlap, Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy, member Lucia Butler, member Doug Smith, member Erroll Tatum, member Karen Bridges, and City Secretary Donna Surber.

The council approved making application to the Texas Community Development Fund for a grant for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. They also approved making application for a grant under the Planning/Capacity Building Fund program. In conjunction with these, the council is establishing a Citizens Advisory committee and will also be applying for a grant from the East Texas Council of Governments.

The council approved the creation of a Keep Elkhart Beautiful board, consisting of a cross-section of interested citizens. In a semi-related action, the board awarded the Yard of the Month for October to Bennie Joe McInnis.

After a closed Executive Session, the council voted to continue the two part-time city employee positions for an additional six months at 32 hours per week. They also approved that current city employees would each receive a five (5%) percent pay increase as an Annual Cost of Living consideration.

City Council approves next year's city budget -- adopts city Property Tax Rate to be 30+ cents per $100

The Elkhart City Council only once during the month of August. Their meeting on August 20, 2012 began at 6:00 pm. In addition to council members and city employees, there were four audience member guests: Beverly Anderson, Sigi West, Tracy Hicks, and Jim Bob Parker.

The most significant item on the August agenda was the approval of the next year's city budge and adopting the new property tax rate. The new tax rate was set at .302123 cents per $100 valuation.

The council approved a number of various agenda items, including a new survey of the Garden of Memories Cemetery, contracting with the Russell Drilling Company to video the inside of the Day well, contracting with Henderson Electric to provide electrical hookups and wiring to the new city-owned Pavilion on Hwy 294, and contracting with A-1 Glass to make door repairs at the Elkhart Fire Department building.

The council discussed and approved a contract with KSA engineering to “facilitate sewer easements” for 416 Hwy 287 S. Another agenda item was considering various options regarding a large dead tree across from 114 Bonner's Ferry Road. A contract with Stanley Tree Service was approved at a cost of $975 to cut down and remove the tree. The council approved applying for a grant from the East Texas Council of Governments to held with solid waste.

Two & a half hour meeting on July 16, 2012 spent mostly in discussions

The Elkhart City Council met for the second time in July on the 16th at 6:00 pm. After approving the minutes from the previous meeting, the council awarded the August Yard of the Month to Jeremy Weisinger.

The council discussed the possible purchase of a 2004 Ford truck to be used for code enforcement, but there was no official action taken on that item. The council discussed and then approved the enrollment of City Secretary Donna Surber in a certification program in Public Finance.

The City of Elkhart has had an interlocal agreement with the Slocum Water Supply. The council voted to terminate that agreement. There were a number of other agenda items discussed, but not action was taken or the item was tabled until a future meeting. Monthly reports were given by the various department heads. In all, the meeting lasted almost two and a half hours and not much official business was approved, although a lot of discussion took place or a number of important issues.

July 2, 2012 - Disconnected? $50 charge to be reconnected.

The Elkhart City Council met July 2, 2012 and passed a motion that charges customers $50 as a reconnect fee, but no additional deposit will be required for non-payment.
The council discussed and considered various options before the motion was made. Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy made the motion, Doug Smith seconded, and the motion carried. Erroll Tatum opposed the motion and voted against.

The council discussed and considered varous options for reimbursing the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department members for meals during training. A motion was made by Erroll Tatum, seconded by Lucia Butler, to pay $35.00 per day per person for meals prior to leaving for training with each member returning receipts. The motion carried with Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy abstaining from voting.

The council discussed and considered not capping commercial sewer accounts during summer months. A motion was made by Doug Smith, seconded by Lucia Butler, to cap residential customers sewer accounts at 5,000 gallons billed, commercial accounts will not be capped. The motion carried, with Erroll Tatum abstaining from voting.

June 18, 2012 - Historic Commercial District designated for downtown Elkhart

The Elkhart City Council met June 18, 2012 and passed a motion that establishes the boundaries of the designated Historic Commercial District. Additional resolutions designated the Historic Commercial District as slum/blighted and in need of improvement, authorizes submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a 2010 Texas Capital Fund, a Downtown Revitalization Program grant to construct sidewalk and handicap-accessibility improvements, adopts a public access plan to be utilized during infrastructure construction projects, adopts a Citizens' Participation Plan (CPP) and Grievance Procedures to be followed during implementation of the Town's Community Development Block Grant Programs. (These are the same procedures that Elkhart currently follows.)
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler, seconded by Mayor Pro-tem Randy McCoy, to adopt resolutions.

The council was suppossed to discuss and consider options for tree across from 114 Bonner's Ferry Rd. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Randy McCoy, seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith, to table this item. The council was also supposed to consider purchasing and placing stop signs at the corners of Bridges and Lewis St. No action was taken by the council on that item.

The council discussed the purchasing of a new central heat & air unit for the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Station. A motion was made by Councilmember Doug Smith, seconded by Councilmember Erroll Tatum, to purchase a heat pump from Paul Martine Palestine Air & Heat for $4354.60. The motion carried. The council also discussed purchasing a heavier trailer for the city's mower. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-tem Randy McCoy, seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler, to purchase a Top Hat trailer $1315.00 instead of the trailer approved from Lowe's. The motion carried.

June 4, 2012 - Council to build Pavilion & two restrooms at Elkhart Softball field. Cost to taxpayers: $17,830

At the June 4th city council meeting, a motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to hire Donnie Fincher to build a pavilion with two (2) restrooms at the Elkhart softball field located at 423 W. Parker St. for $17,830.00. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Doug Smith and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to purchase and place 2 (two) "Children at Play" signs on Hawthorne St. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges to purchase a trailer for $1199.00 from Lowes, a cement mixer and 2 medium-sized wheel barrows. Motion carried.
The council voted to spend $1092.94 to install security cameras for the Elkhart City Hall. The video security equipment will be purchased from Nalcom.
The city will underwrite some of the training expenses for the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department. The council authorized $4902.50 for training costs including motel rooms and meals.
In other business, the city approved accepting credit card payments, Randy McCoy was elected as Mayor Pro-Tem, the June Yard of the Month was awarded to Joy Williams, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance was renewed for city employees.

May 21, 2012 - New duplex subdivision approved for Jones Road

On the 21st day of May 2012, the City of Elkhart Council considered a presentation by Frank and Sherry Williams to build a new duplex subdivision on Jones Road. The motion was made by Councilmember Doug Smith and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler. The motion carried.
A representative from the Grantworks organization was present and presented server options to be considered by the council in applying for various grants. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to apply through Grantworks for the following: a Downtown Revitalization Program, a Texas Community Development Block Grant, and a Planning/Capacity Building Fund. Application does not necessarily indicate that the Grants will be received. The Grantworks group does the work and will receive compensation from the grant(s) if they are approved.
The 2010/2011 city audit was presented by Kim Johnson, representing Todd, Hamaker, and Johnson, LLP. The council approved the audit as presented.

May 7, 2012 - Boswell Asphalt & Paving to pave Hemby & Wright Streets for $40,500

On the seventh day of May 2012, the City of Elkhart Council convened into a regular council meeting. A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to hire Boswell Asphalt Paving (after references are verified) to pave Hemby street for $36,000.00 and Wright street for $4,500.00. Total approved: $40,500.00. The motion carried.
The council discussed replacing three fire hydrants at Hatten Street, Davis Street, and Edwards Street. A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Erroll Tatum to replace three fire hydrants at Hatten, Davis and Edwards streets. The motion carried with Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy voting in opposition.
The council discussed and considered various options for the drainage on Gammage Street. A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges take no action on this item at this time. Motion carried.
The council awarded the May Yard of the Month to Michael Orsak.
The council went into a closed, Executive Session to discuss: A. Interviews/hiring part time employee(s). B. Contract for Gregg Lewis Public Works Coordinator. C. Pay evaluation for William (BJ) Perry for code enforcement.
Following the Executive Session, the Council then took action on the items. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to hire Ben Hamon and Raymond Alcorta as part time at $10 (ten dollars) per hour. Motion Carried A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Karen Bridges to take no action on Item B, a Contract for Gregg Lewis as Public Works Coordinator. The motion to take no action carried. A motion was made by Councilmember Karen Bridges and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to increase William (BJ) Perry's salary $1.50 per hour after code enforcement certificate is obtained. Motion Carried.

April 17, 2012 - April declared "Fair Housing Month"

On the seventeenth day of April 2012, the City of Elkhart Council appointed election officials for the upcoming City Elections. Deborah Woody was appointed Election Judy, Robert Woody was appointed Election Clerk, and Donna Surber was appointed Early Voting Clerk. The city election will be held on May 12, 2012.
The City Council adopted Resolution 287-04172012, proclaiming the month of April as Fair Housing Month.
The Council went into a closed Executive Session to discuss Interviews/Hiring of part time employees, a 90 day evaluation for Gregg Lewis (Public Works Coordinator), and Evaluation for Billing Clerk.
Following the Executive Session, the following action took place on those three items: A motion was made to hire Jason Benton as a part time employee at $10 (ten dollars) per hour. The motion carried, but Mr. Benton's background check disqualified him from being hired. William (BJ) Perry was offered the Code Enforcement position in addition to his regular duties. After a Code Enforcement training class, the council will re-evaluate for a pay increase. Motion Carried. Gregg Lewis was hired as a permanent full time employee with a 10% pay increase. Motion Carried.

April 2, 2012 - Council gets new city backhoe for $65,467

On the second day of April 2012, the City of Elkhart Council discussed the options available the lease, purchase, or lease-purchase of a new backhoe. After much discussion, Councilmember Lucia Butler made the motion which was seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to lease-to-own for 60 months a New Holland B95B Tractor Loader backhoe 4WD with cab. The backhoe will be from George P Bane, Inc for $65,467.00 plus trade-in of the current city owned backhoe. Motion carried.
The Yard of the Month award was presented to Glen & Kim Butler, 307 Hemby Street.
The Council formally approved the Public Utility Commission Rates for 2012. The council discussed and considered options regarding the property at 114 Bonners Ferry Road. A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to send the property owner at 114 Bonners Ferry Rd. a letter stating that the City of Elkhart is unable to perform work on private property. Motion carried.
The council changed the date for a formal workshop to discuss Administrative Guidelines for the city. The Workshop will be held April 17th at 5:00 pm.

March 19, 2012 - No Parking signs for alley next to City Hall

On the nineteenth day of March 2012, the City of Elkhart Council consider placing No Parking signs near the alley beside the City Hall. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to purchase and place No Parking signs near the alley beside City Hall. Motion carried.
The council discussed various options regarding the Yard of the Month. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to have the Elkhart City Council decide monthly the Yard of the Month. Motion carried.
The council discussed the costs of mailing receipts for auto-draft payments received from customers. The increased postage costs brought this item to the agenda for the council to consider various options, including imposing an additional fee for auto-draft customers. A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Erroll Tatum to no longer mail receipts to auto draft customers, due to postage. Motion carried.
The council consider various options for customer cutoffs in the case of non-payment. A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to continue cutoff procedures as usual, but to only allow 1 (one) payment extension in writing every 6 (six) months. Motion carried.

March 5, 2012 - Council renews TXU Energy contract

On the fifth day of March 2012, the City of Elkhart Council considered the annual contract with TXU Energy. A motion was made by Councilmember Doug Smith and seconded by Councilmember Lucia Butler to renew a twenty four (24) month contract with TXU Energy. Motion carried.
The council considered various options for the chlorine system at the wastewater plant. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to purchase a timer to work with the chlorinator. Motion carried.
The council discussed the Elkhart Baseball Field and various option for maintenance of the field. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Randy McCoy and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to approve $500 (five hundred dollars) to be used to purchase lime, grass seeds and other needed products for maintenance of the grounds at the city owned baseball complex at Hwy 294 West. Motion carried.

February 21, 2012 - City of Elkhart will charge for Notary Service

On the twenty first day of February 2012, the City of Elkhart Council considered charging a monetary fee for providing notary service to customers. A motion was made by Councilmember Lucia Butler and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to charge $5.00 (five dollars) for notary services. Motion carried.
The council discussed the Keep Texas Beautiful program. A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith apply to become an affiliate with Keep Texas Beautiful. Motion carried.
A private road alongside 417 Hwy 287 South was discussed. A motion was made by Councilmember Erroll Tatum and seconded by Councilmember Doug Smith to name the road beside 417 Hwy 287 South, Private Road 2871 (PVT RD 2871). Motion carried.
The council discussed and considered city employee vacation time. The change requires a formal amendment to the City Ordinances. The council voted to amend ordinance 173-060997, giving any new hired employees 1 (one) week of vacation after 1 (one) year of service. All current employees will continue to receive 2 (two) weeks of vacation time per year of service. All employees will receive vacation time on their annual hire date. After 5 (five) years of service each employee will receive an additional 1 (one) week of vacation time. 1 (one) week equals 40 (forty) hours.

Fence & door at School Well site to be repaired

; by ALAN GELL

The City Council of Elkhart met in regular session on Monday, February 6, 2012. Several items were on the agenda including repair at the School Well site. The fencing and the door to the chlorine room will be accomplished by Cowboy Construction. The council approved the bid offered for the repairs.

The council approved the city's purchase of dual chlorinators for the Newsome Well, the School Well, and the Wastewater chlorine room. In another agenda item, the council approved reimbursing Gregg Lewis, the Outside City Operations Coordinaotr, for his health and dental insurance.

After a closed Executive Session, the council voted to terminate Darrell Morgan as the Wastewater Plant Operator. The effective date of termination was February 1st, 2012. A motion was also made and approved to "pay a $100 (one hundred dollar) bonus and a $2 (two dollar) per hour pay raise upon passing any water/wastewater licensing test." Although it was not stated in the motion, this payment is for city employees and not for the the general citizenry.

City will get new Fire Dept sub-station

; by ALAN GELL

The City Council of Elkhart met in regular session on Monday, January 17, 2012. The council again discussed getting a new trailer for the riding lawn mower. A motion was made and passed "to purchase boards to replace the floor of the trailer and to have a ramp built for the current trailer by Joe's Auto and Welding of Grapeland." In another agenda item, the council approved paying for mileage for the "On Call Person."

The council approved the purchase and installation of safety lights for the city's three newest vehicles, although these are not identified in the minutes. In another item, the council designated 413 Hwy 287S as an Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department substation. They also approved purchasing new signs for both the Volunteer Fire Station and the new sub-station locations.

Council has too much business -- will hold two meetings each month

; by ALAN GELL

The City Council of Elkhart met in regular session on Monday, January 3, 2012. There was a long list of agenda items, many of which were not acted upon or were tabled until a later date. A stand-out item was a vote to have the city council members meet twice each month due to the volume of city business requiring their attention. (It should be noted that city councilman are not employees and do not receive compensation for their service. Therefore, this additional meeting will double their meeting times with no compensation of any type.)

A discussion was held to offer the driveway to the Newsome Well as public access to the property surrounding the well. No action was taken on this item. Discussion took place about purchasing a new trailer for carrying the riding lawnmower. No action was taken on that item. Another discussion was held about providing a city vehicle to use when an employee was "on call". No action was taken on this item.

After a closed Executive Session, the council approved the promotion of Doug Smith to "Lead Public Works Employee" at an increase in salary of 65 cents per hour.
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