At their regular meeting on Monday, Feb, 18, the El Dorado Springs City Council heard the city’s audit presentation from Jon Cummings of Davis, Lynn and Moots, PC. Cummings stated the city received an unqualified or clean opinion which is the best opinion available. Cummings stated that there are some new rules going into effect that will result in changes in how the city’s financial statement will look in the future. He also suggested that someone at the city get specialized training to deal with the new health care law.
All Councilmen were present, Jerry Friar, Gene Floyd, Randy Bland and Jerry Baldwin along with Mayor Brad True, City Manager Bruce Rogers and City Clerk Lisa Allison.
Kimball Long was also present and spook in the public forum. She said, on behalf of the Spring City Revitalization Group that the down stairs of the Old Community Building looked very nice with the fresh coat of paint. She also stated that Councilman Floyd had been recognized at the SCRG annual banquet for helping get the pedestrian crossing signs removed from in front of the Park.
On behalf of the Preserve Our Past Society, Long asked that the council allow POPS to use the northeast room in the old city hall building for storage of archived items. Rogers said that there was a moisture problem and Long said that the museum had de-humidifiers that they could keep running if that was not a problem. The council voted to allow the use of the room for storage.
The council vote to purchased approximately 32 utility poles in four different lengths from the low bidder, Baldwin Pole and Piling, for $10,094 to replenish the inventory.
Rogers said that the engineer and contractor had walked through the detention basin. There are a few small items that need to be done. The engineer will issue a substantial completion report then the city will pay the contactor down to a 10% retainage. Rogers said he had talked to John Burrus about planting some trees to provide a screen in the northeast corner.
Rogers said there is a basketball tournament this weekend with approximately 40 teams.
Rogers said that the Senior Tax Board approved renewal of the senior tax grant funding for the city. Melissa Anderson is the tai chi and aerobics instructor for the classes funded by the grant.
Rogers said the engineer is working on contracts for the airport maintenance work that is scheduled for this springs.
Rogers also said that citizens can inquire at City Hall about the Budget Billing program. Deadline is March 11.
Bland commended Rogers for the work he did recently to get the interest rates down on the financing.