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MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011, AT 5:30 P.M., IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS/COURTROOM, 2ND FLOOR, CITY HALL, 401 NORTH TRENTON, RUSTON, LOUISIANA
A regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ruston was held Monday, March 7, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers/Courtroom, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 401 North Trenton, Ruston, Louisiana. A quorum was present, notice having been duly served. Mayor Dan Hollingsworth, Aldermen Jedd Lewis, Elmore Mayfield, Jim Pearce and Alderwomen Glenda Howard and Marie Riggs were present. Mayor Dan Hollingsworth called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The invocation was delivered by Alderman Jim Pearce. Mayor Hollingsworth welcomed to the meeting parents, leaders and members of Boy Scout Troop 45 saying the boys are working on their Citizenship Merit Badge.
I. ADOPT:
A. AGENDA.
Alderman Jedd Lewis made a motion that Item II-D (Resolution Authorizing City to Enter into Professional Services Agreement with Rockit Science Agency In Connection With Community Wide Branding Structure) be removed from the agenda. The motion was seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard. Mayor Hollingsworth asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. Motion was made by Alderman Jedd Lewis and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to adopt the agenda, as amended. There were no comments from the audience. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
B. MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 7, 2011, REGULAR MEETING.
Alderman Elmore Mayfield made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard, to approve the Minutes of the February 7, 2011, Regular Council meeting. Mayor Hollingsworth asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
II. ADMINISTRATION:
A. INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ____ OF 2011, EXTENDING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM AND/OR PROSCRIPTION AGAINST THE CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION AND/OR INSTALLATION OF OFF-PREMISE SIGNS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-2 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA, WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA.
The ordinance was introduced by Alderwoman Marie Riggs.
B. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, DECLARING CITY OF RUSTON ALDERMANIC DISTRICTS TO BE MALAPPORTIONED.
Ed Pittman explained that the 2010 decennial census had determined that there had been shifts in population of two districts in the City of Ruston. He added that this resolution recognized and declared that in accordance with the data provided by the United States Census Bureau for the 2010 decennial census, there is a need for the City of Ruston Board of Aldermen to reapportion its election districts. Motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderman Jedd Lewis to adopt the resolution. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (RESOLUTION NO. 726 OF 2011)
C. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, AUTHORIZING CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA, TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION OF US HWY 80 AT US HWY 167 IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA.
Ed Pittman explained that this resolution is needed in connection with the U.S. Highway 80 at U.S. Highway 167 Improvements Project (Turn Lane) and would authorize the City to acquire all property necessary to facilitate construction and completion of the project. Following a brief discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Jedd Lewis and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to adopt the resolution. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (RESOLUTION NO. 727 OF 2011)
D. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ROCKIT SCIENCE AGENCY IN CONNECTION WITH COMMUNITY-WIDE BRANDING STRUCTURE.
The agenda was amended to remove this item. No action was taken.
III. WATER UTILITIES:
A. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TRENTON STREET SEWER IMPROVEMENTS.
Troy Whitman explained that the approval of this resolution would authorize a contract with the lowest responsive, responsible bidder for construction of the Trenton Street Sewer Rehab Project and authorize additional work to be done but not to exceed the original budgeted amount. A motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Marie Riggs to authorize a contract for construction of the Trenton Street Sewer Rehab Project to include the additional work. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (RESOLUTION NO. 728 OF 2011)
IV. PUBLIC WORKS:
A. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH NEEL-SCHAFFER, INC., FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO TRAFFIC COUNTS, AND INTERSECTION AND ROADWAY ANALYSES IN THE CITY OF RUSTON.
Ed Pittman said the resolution would authorize an agreement for with Neel-Schaffer, Inc., for engineering services in order to determine the impact of the one-way frontage road system on the capacity and development of various intersections and roadways in the City of Ruston. Motion was made by Alderman Jedd Lewis and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard to adopt the resolution. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (RESOLUTION NO. 729 OF 2011)
B. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE RILEY COMPANY OF LOUISIANA, INC., FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, SURVEY, PROPERTY ACQUISITION, AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES RELATED TO MCALLISTER STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.
Ed Pittman was present to discuss the resolution. Motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Marie Riggs to adopt the resolution authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., for engineering design, surveying, property acquisition, and construction administration services related to the McAllister Street Improvements Project. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (RESOLUTION NO. 730 OF 2011)
C. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. ____ OF 2011, AUTHORIZING CITY TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A PRE-APPLICATION TO THE STATEWIDE FLOOD CONTROL PROGRAM FOR ASSISTANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROJECT FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCTION OF EXISTING FLOOD DAMAGES; PROVIDING FOR THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION OF SAID FLOOD DAMAGES; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
Motion was made by Alderman Jedd Lewis and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to adopt the resolution authorizing the preparation and submittal of a pre-application to the Statewide Flood Control Program for matching funding to be used for the purpose of reduction of existing flood damages in connection with the residential development along East Woodhaven Road which had been adversely affected by flood waters. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (RESOLUTION NO. 731 OF 2011)
V. PLANNING & ZONING:
A. INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ____ OF 2011, AMENDING CHAPTER 29 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA BY CHANGING CERTAIN OF THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES PROVIDED FOR THEREIN
Case No. 1079: Application for Rezoning
Applicant: Bill Elmore
Location: 2600 North Trenton
The ordinance was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis.
B. INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ____ OF 2011, ADOPTING THE RUSTON 21 COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN AND REPEALING THE ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.
The ordinance was introduced by Alderman Elmore Mayfield.
C. PUBLIC HEARING.
Jim Hays stated that the Delta Chi Fraternity has submitted a proposal to construct a new facility at 201 Everett Street to replace their existing building at this location. He said the plan has been reviewed by the Tech Village Design Review Committee with generally favorable comments. Hays added that the Zoning Commission had reviewed elements of this application in a public hearing held on February 21, 2011, and voted unanimously to recommend approval by the Board of Aldermen subject to the following conditions:
1) Project must be completed by October 31, 2011;
2) The development must be substantially in conformance with the approved site plans submitted as part of the conditional Use Permit; and,
3) Both existing structures must be removed or demolished before Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 5:44 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 5:44 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
D. CONSIDER FOR ACTION CASE NO. 1080-APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.
Case No. 1080: Application for Conditional Use Permit
Applicant: Nathan Alderson
Location: 201 Everett Street
Motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderman Jedd Lewis to approve the application as recommended by Planning & Zoning. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
E. PUBLIC HEARING.
Jim Hays explained that Dustin Rockwell has filed an application for a conditional use permit to open a coffee shop in building located at 414 West California and owned by Robert W. Flournoy. He stated that the plan has been reviewed by the Tech Village Design Review Committee with generally favorable comments. Hays added that the Zoning Commission had reviewed elements of the application in a public hearing held on February 21, 2011, and voted unanimously to recommend approval by the Board of Aldermen subject to the following conditions:
1) Project must be completed by September 2, 2011; and,
2) The development must be substantially in conformance with the approved site plans submitted as part of the conditional use permit. Hays added that in addition to these recommended conditions, staff suggests that a statement be added to the conditional use permit that the owner and the applicant both understand that the public on-street parking will be reduced to four (4) parallel spaces and those spaces are for use by the public. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 5:48 p.m. Robert Flournoy (property owner) came forward and stated that he is asking the City and Louisiana Tech to work towards adding parking spots in that area. Having no one else from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 5:49 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
F. CONSIDER FOR ACTION CASE NO. 1082-APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.
Case No. 1082: Application for Conditional Use Permit
Applicant: Dustin Rockwell/Robert Flournoy
Location: 414 West California
Motion was made by Alderwoman Marie Riggs and seconded by Alderman Jedd Lewis to approve the application as recommended by Planning & Zoning. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
G.PUBLIC HEARING.
Jim Hays stated that Karim Dhanani has purchased the old Coldwell Banker Building at 1105 Farmerville Highway and proposed to use the one acre lot and existing 2800 square foot building for a U-Save Auto and Truck Rental business. Hays stated that the Zoning Commission had reviewed elements of the application in a public hearing held on February 21, 2011, and voted unanimously to recommend approval by the Board of Aldermen subject to the following conditions:
1) Project must be completed by September 2, 1011;
2) The development must be substantially in conformance with the approved site plans submitted as part of the conditional use permit;
3) If they wash any vehicles on site, they must install a sand/grit separator as approved and inspected by the City; and,
4) An 8 foot wood fence to be installed on western boundary as shown on the revised site plan.
Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 5:52 p.m. Woody Whittington, representing the applicant, came forward to say that Mr. Dhanani does not plan to wash cars at the proposed business, and thus, the installation of a sand/grit separator would not be needed. Having no one else from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 5:54 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
H. CONSIDER FOR ACTION CASE NO. 1083-APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.
Case No. 1083: Application for Conditional Use Permit
Applicant: Karim Dhanani
Location: 1105 Farmerville Highway
There was a discussion about whether or not the sand/grit separator is needed for the business. Alderman Elmore Mayfield voiced his concerns that a sand/grit separator should be required for the business, whether or not they planned to wash cars. Alderman Jim Pearce stated that he thought the issue should be an individual business decision. Alderman Elmore Mayfield made a motion, seconded by Alderman Jedd Lewis, to approve the permit with the requirement that sand/grit separator be installed. The motion failed with two (2) votes in favor of and three (3) voted opposed being Alderwoman Glenda Howard, Alderman Jim Pearce, and Alderwoman Marie Riggs. Alderman Jim Pearce made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Marie Riggs, to approve the application for conditional use permit with conditions as recommended by the Zoning Commission. The motion passed with three (3) votes in favor of and two (2) opposed being Aldermen Jedd Lewis and Elmore Mayfield.
VI. CODE ENFORCEMENT:
A. REQUEST PERMISSION TO START THE PROPERTY CONDEMNATION PROCESS AS REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE FOR THE STRUCTURES LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:
Address
Owner
105 Turner Bobby Richardson
2609 Kavanaugh Gene Evans
1510 Sikes Ray Stringfellow
421 Dunbar Eric Smith/Tiffany Woods
1106 Eastland A.K. Goff, III
617 Second Nancy Properties, LLC
Mayor Hollingsworth read a list of subject properties. Mark Joiner recommended that the listed properties be demolished, removed or improved to meet current Building Code and also requested permission to start the property condemnation process on these structures. Joiner stated that all property owners have been notified. A motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard to approve Joiner’s recommendations. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
B. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 1207 E. LINE CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 1207 E. Line and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owner (Melba Moore) has been notified of the hearing and that she had requested additional time. Joiner recommended that the Council set a deadline of ninety (90) days for the owner to repair, remove or demolish the structures and if the owner fails or refuses to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:11 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:11 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
C. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 1207 E. LINE.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderman Jedd Lewis to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
D. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 1215 TRIPLEX CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner stated that the trailer located at 1215 Triplex had been moved and no action was needed.
E. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 1215 TRIPLEX.
[No action taken.]
F. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 906/908 GILL CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 906/908 Gill and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owners (Nancy Properties, LLC) have been notified of the hearing. Joiner handed council members a letter from John C. Cole, Executive Vice President, Gibsland Bank & Trust which stated that sufficient money is being held in escrow with their bank to rehabilitate and bring the rental units at 906/908 Gill Street up to code and living standards. Joiner recommended that the Council set a deadline of ninety (90) days for the owners to repair, remove or demolish the structure and if the owners fail or refuse to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:14 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:14 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
G. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 906/908 GILL.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
H. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 613/615 SECOND CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 613/615 Second and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owners (Nancy Properties, LLC) have been notified of the hearing. Joiner stated that the letter from Gibsland Bank mentioned earlier, was also relevant to 613/615 Second Street and, therefore, recommended that the Council set a deadline of ninety (90) days for the owners to repair, remove or demolish the structure, and if the owners fail or refuse to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:15 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
I. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 613/615 SECOND.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
J. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 616 MCDONALD CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 616 McDonald and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owner (Martha Vidos) has been notified of the hearing. Joiner stated that he had talked to the property owner and she wants to rehabilitate the property and, therefore, recommended that the Council set a deadline of ninety (90) days for the owner to repair, remove or demolish the structure, and if the owner fails or refuses to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:16 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:16 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
K. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 616 MCDONALD. After discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
L. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 408 CALCOTE CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 408 Calcote and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owner (Tyrone Harris) has been notified of the hearing. Joiner stated that Mr. Harris intends to remodel the structure and recommended that the Council set a deadline of ninety (90) days, and if the owner fails or refuses to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:18 p.m. Property owner, Tyrone Harris, was present and requested the additional 90 days in which to bring his property up to code. Having no one else to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:19 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
M. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 408 CALCOTE.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderwoman Glenda Howard and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
N. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 404 GAAR CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 404 Gaar and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owner (Lossie Lee Bradford) has been notified of the hearing. Joiner recommended that the Council set a deadline of sixty (60) days for the owner to repair, remove or demolish the structure, and if the owner fails or refuses to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:20 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:20 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
O. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 404 GAAR.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderwoman Glenda Howard and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
P. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 904 HOWARD CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 904 Howard and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owners (Zion Hill Baptist Church) have been notified of the hearing. Joiner recommended that the Council set a deadline of sixty (60) days for the owners to repair, remove or demolish the structure, and if the owners fail or refuse to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:21 p.m. Having no one from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:21 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
Q. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 904 HOWARD.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Elmore Mayfield and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
R. PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF 614 CALCOTE CONCERNING ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED THERE.
Mark Joiner reported that the Council had previously voted to accept a recommendation to demolish, remove or improve the structure(s) at 614 Calcote and to start the property condemnation process. He reported that the property owner (Mary Jenkins) has been notified of the hearing. Joiner recommended that the Council set a deadline of ninety (90) days for the owner to repair, remove or demolish the structure, and if the owner fails or refuses to comply with the order within the time frame allowed, then the City may proceed with the cleanup with all costs billed to the owners. Mayor Hollingsworth called for a public hearing at 6:22 p.m. Property owner’s son, Keith, asked for an extension in order to work on the property. Having no one else from the audience to comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6:23 p.m., and called for final consideration by the Aldermen.
S. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ABATEMENT OF THE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES LOCATED AT 614 CALCOTE.
After discussion, a motion was made by Alderwoman Glenda Howard and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to approve Joiner’s recommendations and proceed with the appropriate action. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
VII. FINANCE:
A. APPROVE THE FOLLOWING BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR BUDGET YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2010 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2011:
1.From: General Fund –Revenues <9,786>
RPD Miscellaneous 13 4215 To: General Fund – Police Department 9,786 Equip to be Acct. for 130116 5286
2.From: Electric Fund –Fund Balance <183,000> RPD Miscellaneous 13 4215 To: Electric Fund – System Maintenance 183,000
Hazardous Waste Exp 5013 5397
Chief Steve Rogers was present to explain that the first budget amendment was to amend the budget of the Police Department for the receipt of two grants to purchase mobile radios and enable the Department to communicate with other law enforcement agencies within the State. Darrell Caraway was present to explain that the second budget amendment was to amend the budget of the Hazardous Waste Expense Account of the System Maintenance Department in the Electric Fund for the installation and operations of remediation equipment to address on-site petroleum hydrocarbon contamination at the Diesel Power Plant. Motion was made by Alderman Jedd Lewis and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield to approve the listed budget amendments. The Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
VIII.ADJOURN MEETING:
There being no further business, the meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen was adjourned at 6:24 p.m.
April 4, 2011
APPROVED
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK DAN HOLLI NGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: April 8, 2011

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