With the decision to hire six more entertainers and sound and light services, the El Dorado Springs City council finalized the 2012 Picnic entertainment for the four days of the annual event.
Councilmen Jerry Friar, Randy Bland and Jerry Baldwin were present as were Mayor Brad True, City Manager Bruce Rogers and City Clerk Lisa Allison. Councilman Gene Floyd was absent.
Resolution12-11engaged the services of Rekoil on Wednesday, June 18; the Hometown Boys on Thursday, June 19; Ginelle Esry, Kassy Wynes and Kamber Cain for separate performances on Friday, July 20, and Sydney Friar on Saturday, July 21.
The council also approved the contract with Professional Sound and Light Services for July 19 – 21.
Rogers said that the city’s cable provider, CoBridge, had been purchased by Fidelity Communications effective June 6. Rogers said he would schedule a meeting with the general manager about concerns that subscribers and city have.
Rogers said the sales tax for May was $2,281.43 higher than the same time in 2011 which was higher than 2010.
The council reappointed Lyle Bland as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board; Carrie Bland as a member of the Picnic Committee and Peggy Carter as a member of the Municipal Cemetery Advisory Board. Councilman Bland abstained from voting on the re-appointments of Lyle Bland and Carrie Bland.
Rogers said the city workman comp premium is due and is down over $5,000 from last year.
Rogers presented a list of proposed streets for chip and seal this year. On the list are McCrary from Main to the end of the street, Joe Davis from Main to Kirkpatrick, Forest from McCray to the end of the street, A St. from Jackson to Cherry, Broadway from Main to Jackson, Broadway from Main to Grand, Fields from Summer to Allison Rd. and Jackson from Pine to Fields.
Rogers also that the city would seal about 129,000 sq. ft. of city parking lots for about $7,000. The city will provide the labor.
The cemetery donations over the Memorial Day Weekend totaled $4,262.30 which is about average for that weekend. Rogers thanked the cemetery board members who volunteer their time over the holiday weekend.
Rogers said that the city had budgeted $65,000 for the Street Department to replace a dump truck and found a used one with a snowplow in Indiana for about $51,000. Rogers said it needed to be looked at first, but the department would like to purchase it. The council approved.
The re-painting of the water tower is underway and the engineers recommended that the inside be re-painted. Hogan, the company painting the outside of the tower, will do the blasting and painting for $55,200.
Bland asked about any water damage to the north half of the old Dunbrooke building which has recently been rented. Rogers said the Building and Grounds Department will work on the roof when the weather is better.
Friar asked about flooding in the downtown area. Rogers said that he was out from 2:30 to 4:30 a.m. last Sunday morning and there were several areas with water over the streets. He said it was within two feet of the top of the wall at the Shirt Factory.
Lynn Smith at Kennon Concrete said he had eight inches of water in his building. Rogers said that there is a 48 inch tube under Twyman and about the only thing that can be done is that area would be to put another tube up from the current one. Baldwin asked about the storm water detention pond. Roger said that the engineers are still working on it.
True asked about the building permit for Casey’s General Store. Rogers said it was issued about four weeks ago, but didn’t know when construction would begin.