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					                               MINUTES OF COUNCIL
                                  MARCH 27, 2007

      The Batesville City Council met in regular session on March 27, at 5:30 PM at the

Municipal Building. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh presided over the meeting. Councilmember

Smart gave the invocation. Upon roll call the following councilmembers answered

present: R. L. Carpenter, Fred Krug, Doug Matthews, Matt McDonald, Jerry Pectol,

David Shetron, Stephen Smart, and Paula Terrell. Also present were the City Attorney

Scott Stalker and City Clerk Denise Johnston.

      Councilmember Shetron moved to approve the minutes from the previous

meeting and Councilmember Pectol seconded. All voted for.

      Councilmember Shetron moved to approve the prepared agenda as amended.

Councilmember Smart seconded and all voted for.

COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS

      None

OLD BUSINESS

      None

NEW BUSINESS

**SHARON TAYLOR REGARDING HEPATITIS B VACCINATIONS

      Safety Director Sharon Taylor addressed the council regarding vaccinating the

City Sanitation and Street workers against Hepatitis B. Ms. Taylor said our City

employees are at risk to contract Hepatitis B. White River Medical Center has offered to

vaccinate our employees at their cost. Ms. Taylor said there are 17 employees who

would like to have the vaccination. The cost to the City would be $2,860.75.
Councilmember Matthews moved to offer the Hepatitis B vaccination to the Street and

Sanitation employees. Councilmember Terrell seconded. All voted for.

**CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE TO ABOLISH THE BATESVILLE WATER UTILITY

COMMISSION

      Councilmember Carpenter introduced an ordinance that will abolish the

Batesville Water Utility Commission. City Attorney Stalker read the ordinance in full.

Councilmember Shetron moved to suspend the rules and wave the second and third

reading. Councilmember McDonald seconded. The roll call count was 8 for and 0

against. Councilmember Terrell moved to adopt the ordinance and Councilmember

Shetron seconded. The roll call count was 8 for and 0 against. The ordinance was

given 2007-3-1. Councilmember Smart moved to adopt the emergency clause.

Councilmember Carpenter seconded and all voted for.

**FINANCIAL STATEMENT

      The council was given a copy of the financial statement for February, 2007.

**CONSIDER ITEMS ON THE UTILITIES AGENDA

****REVIEW BIDS FOR BACKHOE AND BACKHOE MOUNTED HYDRAULIC

HAMMER

      The council reviewed bids for a backhoe and backhoe mounted hydraulic

hammer for the Utility Department. The low bid was $63,481.00 from Merritt Equipment

in Searcy, Arkansas for the backhoe and $17,720.00 from Warrior Equipment in

Mabelvale, Arkansas for the hydraulic hammer. Councilmember Shetron moved to

accept the low bids for both the backhoe and the hydraulic hammer. Councilmember

Carpenter seconded and all voted for.
****CONSIDER CONTRACT FOR SEWER SYSTEM I AND I STUDIES

       Mayor Elumbaugh told the council that the engineering firm of McGoodwin,

Williams and Yates were in the process of conducting Sewer System Infiltration Studies

and a contract needed to be signed in order to proceed. The study, among other things,

monitors flows during both dry and rainfall periods. They have strategically placed 14

flow monitors and 4 rain gage monitors around Batesville. The Mayor asked the council

for authority to sign the contract with McGoodwin, Williams and Yates for the sewer

system studies. Councilmember McDonald so moved and Councilmember Matthews

seconded. All voted for.

****CONSIDER CONTRACT FOR ST. LOUIS STREET WIDENING

       Mayor Elumbaugh said the second contract with McGoodwin, Williams and Yates

is for the engineering services for preliminary planning and final design for the proposed

water and sewer relocation project on St. Louis Street. Mr. Mayor said these expenses

are supposed to be reimbursed by the State of Arkansas. Councilmember Shetron

moved for the Mayor to sign the contract and Councilmember Carpenter seconded. All

voted for.

****DISCUSS CORE DRILLING ACROSS MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FOR

POSSIBLE GRAVITY FLOW MAIN SEWER TUNNEL

       Councilmember Shetron moved to table the discussion of the core drilling.

Councilmember Krug seconded and all voted for.

****CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THE CLEAN WATER REVOLVING LOAN

PROGRAM
      Councilmember Carpenter introduced a resolution that would authorize the

Mayor to execute certain documents in connection with the Clean Water Revolving

Loan Program administered by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC).

City Attorney Scott Stalker read the resolution in full. Mayor Elumbaugh told the council

the application must be submitted by March 31st but in no way obligates the City. The

loan rate is 2 ¾ % for 20 years or 2 ½ % for 10 years. The loan would be to pay for the

updates to the Wastewater facility. Councilmember Terrell moved to adopt the

resolution. Councilmember Carpenter seconded and all voted for. The resolution was

given #2007-3-1-R

**CEMETERY RESOLUTION

      The council considered a cemetery resolution for William A. Jones for $2,000.00,

resolution #2007-86-1. Councilmember Smart moved to accept and Councilmember

Shetron seconded. All voted for.

MAYOR COMMENTS

      The Mayor said the annual cemetery cleanup was scheduled for April 1-7.

      Mayor Elumbaugh said in light of abolishing the utility commission he wanted to

establish two committees. The first being a Wastewater Committee. Councilmembers

Shetron, Carpenter and Matthews volunteered for the committee. The Mayor asked the

committee to meet Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 PM at the Municipal Building. The second

committee is an Employee Handbook Committee. The Mayor said the committee will

need to review both the City’s and the Water Utilities handbooks and make

recommendations to merge them into one. Councilmembers Smart, McDonald and
Pectol volunteered for the committee. The committee will meet Tuesday, April 3 at 4:00

PM at the Municipal Building.

       The Mayor said the new fire truck comes with a one year warranty on the ariel

and for $1,931.00 the City can purchase a 20 year warranty. The council asked the Fire

Chief to get a copy of the warranty for them to review.

       Mayor Elumbaugh told the council the fire truck that was listed on E-Bay sold for

$6,500.00.

LIAISON REPORTS

       None

COUNCIL COMMENTS

       Councilmember Shetron commended Johnny Abbott and the Landscaping crew

for the “fantastic” job they were doing around town.

       Councilmember Terrell said the Traffic Committee will meet April 5 at 1:00 PM at

the Municipal Building. They will be discussing the one way streets in Batesville.

       Councilmember Krug said the delegation from China is expected to be in

Batesville in June.

ADJOURNMENT

       There being no further business, Councilmember Krug moved that the meeting

be adjourned. Councilmember Terrell seconded and all voted for.


                                                RICK ELUMBAUGH, MAYOR

DENISE M. JOHNSTON, CITY CLERK

				
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