All councilmen were present for the brief meeting on July 2 in City Hall. City Manager Bruce Rogers, Mayor Brad True, City Clerk Lisa Allison were present along with Councilmen Jerry Friar, Gene Floyd, Randy Bland and Jerry Baldwin.
Samantha Dingfelder-Keeran, an environmental specialist, Brownfields manager and hazard mitigation planner with Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission, gave a brief presentation on KBRPC’s coalition with a Brownfield $1million assessment grant in cooperation with the US EPA.
A Brownfield is “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” Sites will be determined based on hazardous substances or petroleum present.
Dingfelder-Keeran said that the funds needed to be used by October 2013. She said they were looking to identify possible applicants.
The council approved hiring Rusty Carver, Stockton Dance Elite, Paula Newman and Rich McCready to perform at the Picnic.
The council approved borrowing money from Liberty Bank at 2.34% for the purchase of a used dump truck and possibly an irrigation pump.
The dump truck purchase was budgeted at $65,000 and the city found one in Indiana for $51,000. The truck is a 2006 International with 127,000 miles on it.
Information from the engineer will answer whether the irrigation pump can re repaired or needs to be replaced.
Rogers reminded everyone to be extra cautious on the 4th due to the dry weather conditions. Fire works are allowed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4 only. Rogers said that anyone using fire works should have a water source close by.
Rogers reported that the city crew would begin constructing the stage in the Park for the Picnic soon.
There was no mayor/council report so the meeting adjourned.