The El Dorado Springs City Council passed a resolution approving the engagement of David Ball as the Saturday, July 20, Picnic entertainment. The 90-minute performance, which begins at 10 p.m., will cost $4,500.
Councilmen Jerry Friar, Gene Floyd and Jerry Baldwin were present along with Mayor Brad True and City Manager Bruce Rogers. City Clerk Lisa Allison was also present. Councilman Randy Bland was absent.
The council also approved the land and lot delinquent list for the years 2000-2012 and the 2007 Personal Property write offs in the amount of $2,468.71.
Floyd said that it galls him to see some of the people named on the list every day walking around like nothing is going on. He said he paid his taxes and they should, too. True said it bothered him that there were some prominent names on the list.
Rogers said that there were about 25 properties that were of concern to the city and some were in such dilapidated condition that they might need to be torn down. He said the city has had good compliance in the past.
Rogers commented that;
√ The Building and Grounds Department has been working on trimming trees at the cemetery and getting the pool ready to open. Shannon Koger will be the pool manager again this year.
√ Sign-ups for the summer ball program will be completed by Friday of this week.
√ The Street Department has been cleaning up ditches and cutting brush in the right-of-ways.
√ Bulky Trash Week is next week, April 8 – 12, and spring leaf pick up is April 22-26.
√ This is the last year for the carnival contract with Pride Amusement. The Picnic Committee would like to extend the contract for another three years. The contract with Pride will be on the next agenda.
During the Mayor/ Council report, True stated that Rogers had worked with Kevin McCullough at KB Evans Drug in applying for a grant through Quad Lakes for recycling bins. True said that Quad Lakes has approved $36,000 in funding, but final approval comes from the Department of Natural Resources and may be a few months away.
Floyd asked if the roads at the cemetery were still scheduled for work this year. Rogers said they were.
Floyd also asked about replacement shingles for the Sunderwirth Bandstand and Rogers indicated they were still trying to locate some.
Floyd said he’d had a few citizens ask why Chief Schierek is helping with traffic at the school in the mornings. Rogers said the police chief is trying to increase the presence of the Police Department at the school.
Floyd said he would like to see the ordinance for junk at commercial businesses made stronger.
He mentioned that through the years a new police station has been discussed and with all the other money the state and federal government gives away, maybe there is some that would help with a new station within the next few years.