By: Timbre Garrow
The Clinton City Council met as scheduled on November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Richard McCormac presiding. Council Members attending were Gayla Bradley, Jeff Pistole, Jason Lynch, Shon Hastings, Sam Ward and Tim Barnes. Minutes, and Financial Reports were read and approved.
Water/Sewer Department’s Richard Hink informed the council that the Honey Hills’s preliminary construction meeting went well. The contracts have been signed and materials are being gathered. Hink estimates that the Honey Hill’s project will start within the next two weeks.
In other council news:
Airport Commission –Efforts are being made to get some bush hogging/plowing done and fixing leaks found around the hangers’ skylights.
Animal Control – informed the council that 7 dogs have been caught this month. Lori Treat, with SNYP Animal Control- informed the council that the shelter has 60 animals on site with 8 dogs and 2 cats adopted. October 27, 2017 the HVAC system was installed. SYNP has new operating hours on Friday/Saturday from 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Fire Chief D.L. Webb- informed the council that Scare on the Square was a success and he estimates 3,200-3,500 people came out to celebrate in the festivities. Next month there will be a discussion about the results from the November 14, 2017 Special Election for the proposed quarter cent sales tax for the Clinton Fire Department.
Charles Wilson, with the Parks Department – No new information to report.
Chief of Police, John Willoughby – informed the council there will be a bullet point stats sheet on upcoming projects at the next meeting.
Street Department’s Charles Wilson – informed the council of the efforts made to assist the Airport with mowing services and the continuous progress they’ve made by clearing all the leaves.
Water/Sewer Department’s Richard Hink –The council approved the transfer of $75,000 for infrastructure money (totaling $275,000) for the Hwy 65 plans which were accepted by the Highway Department. Construction should begin in late 2018. The Highway Department will match $273,000 for overlay the streets allowing a 50/50 split. Last month’s approval of the 10% fees ($20,000) for engineering the Hwy 95 E sewer expansion is underway and will begin preliminary meetings. North tank #3 has been repainted/refurbished and a water loss report will be available next meeting.
Philip Ellis, with the Zoning Department – informed the council that Casey’s General Store, located at 2051 Hwy 65, is still on schedule for opening in February and that construction has been moving along as anticipated.
Council members approved the addition of a 5th member for the Water Commission.
Motion passed for Ordinance 2017-7 for a 2.9 Levying Millage or Real Estate tax. Property tax or millage rate is defined as “a tax levied by the government authority based on the jurisdiction in which the property is located.” This ordinance adds personal property to real property.
Motion passed for Ordinance 2017-9 to establish a Clinton Water and Wastewater Commission.
The Clinton City Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Clinton Municipal Airport Terminal building. Meetings are open to the public.