President of Council Kathy McNear called Council to order on January 4, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.

 

            The governmental body and those in attendance recited the pledge of allegiance.

 

            Mr. Knox took roll call.  Present were Council members Danbury, Galster, Pollitt, Squires, Vanover, Wilson and McNear. 

 

            The minutes of December 21, 2005 were approved with seven affirmative votes.

 

            COMMUNICATIONS                                                            -           none

 

            COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE                 -           none

 

            ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

ORDINANCE NO. 1-2006 “ANNUAL APPROPRIATION/ESTIMATED RECEIPTS ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2006

 

Mr. Galster made a motion to read by title only and Mr. Squires seconded.  The motion passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.

 

Mr. Knox said the ordinance goes into expenses and expenditures and also the receipts for the City.  The major section of it deals with transferring funds into and out of funds.  Most of these were discussed at the last Council meeting, such as the $1 million from the Health Insurance Fund to the General Fund; money moving to Capital Improvements, and advances from the General Fund to the Insurance Trust, which was a repayment of money that was borrowed from it. 

 

            Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.

 

            Mr. Osborn said Exhibit B for this ordinance outlines our General Fund expenses by department but more specifically, you will see that the total, $21,496,172 is greater than the budget I presented to you for the General Fund.  That’s only because we separated out the Insurance Trust Fund and the Health Insurance Trust Fund for internal control purposes and account for them as individual funds; then  when we make our budget report annually we have to combine them back into the General Fund. 

 

            Ordinance 1-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2-2006  DECLARING THE PREMISES LOCATED AT 12065 GREENCASTLE TO BE BLIGHTED AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO TAKE ANY PROPER ACTION TO ACQUIRE THE PREMISES, ELIMINATE THE BLIGHT, AND PREVENT THE RECURRENCE OF BLIGHT”

 

            First reading.

 

            Mrs. McNear called for nominations to fill the vacant seat on the Charter Revision Committee.

 

            Mr. Wilson nominated Ernest Jackson for Charter Revision.  Mr. Jackson is a retired plant manager from Ryerson Steel.  He graduated with a BS in mathematics magna cum laude.  He’s been living in the Springdale area for twenty-five years. 

 

            Ms. Pollitt nominated Kevin Foster.  Mr. Foster is also a long-term resident of the City.   Kevin owns a home inspection company and he does volunteer work for his church.  He has a desire to serve the community and I think with his background and number of years in Springdale he would make an excellent committee member.

 

            Mr. Jackson earned the nomination with a 4-3 vote.

 

RESOLUTION R23-2005  APPOINTING  ERNEST JACKSON AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF CHARTER REVISION”

 

Mr. Wilson made a motion to adopt and Mr. Squires seconded.

 

Resolution R23-2005 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

RESOLUTION R1-2006 “AUTHORIZING THE INVESTMENT OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS”

 

Mr. Galster made a motion to adopt and Mr. Wilson seconded.

 

Resolution R1-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

RESOLUTION R2-2006 “REQUESTING ADVANCE PAYMENT FROM THE COUNTY AUDITOR

 

Mr. Vanover made a motion to adopt and Mr. Galster seconded. 

 

Resolution R2-2006 passed with seven affirmative votes.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Knox said on January 14th at 9:00 a.m. we will have a meeting where residents can take a look at the tax forms for 2006 and suggest changes for 2007.  We would appreciate it if people would call the Tax Department and say what their questions are so we could be more fully prepared to move the meeting along and answer the questions as efficiently as we can.

 

            NEW BUSINESS                                                                  -           none

           

            MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

            Planning Commission                                                          -           January 10

            Board of Health                                                                     -           January 12

            Board of Zoning Appeals                                                     -           January 17

 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE                 -           none

 

UPDATE ON LEGISLATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT           

 

Ordinance 2                                                                           -           January 18

Amending Zoning Code                                                       -           January 18    

 

RECAP OF LEGISLATIVE ITEMS REQUESTED           -                       none

 

Council adjourned at 7:18  p.m.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Edward  F. Knox

                                                                        Clerk of Council/Finance Director

 

Minutes Approved:

 

Kathy McNear, President of Council

 

 

 

__________________________, 2006