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Council Meeting Minutes

                                                            October 18, 2011                                                            

A regular meeting of the Council for the Town of Lake Santeetlah was held at Town Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  

 The following members of the council were present: Mayor Guy Owen, Harding Hohenschutz and Jack Rinehart. Councilmembers Bob Crabtree and Arthur Griffith were absent. 

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. The minutes of the council meeting held on September 20, 2011 were read. Councilmember Harding Hohenschutz made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilmember Jack Rinehart seconded. All members present voted in the affirmative. The motion carried.  

Finance Officer Bob Crabtree was absent. The Mayor asked Peggy Carver to give the cash report. Mrs. Carver stated the interest rates were still less than 1%. The interest rate for the checking accounts was 0.199%, and the interest rate for the First Citizens Money Market accounts was 0.30%. The CMT rate was 0.021%. Mrs. Carver stated that the audit was complete and a draft has been presented by Jeff Cole, the town’s CPA. Mrs. Carver also stated that she had completed the Annual Financial Information Report or the “AFIR”, and that the Management Discussion & Analysis Report will be ready for review by the Mayor by the end of next week. 

There were no Old Business items to discuss.   

The Mayor opened the first New Business item of the amendment to the Sign Ordinance Section 60.06 Exceptions which reads, “The Town Council Town Hall must approve all exceptions to any sign placement, including temporary signs”. After further discussion by the Council, Councilmember Harding Hohenschutz made a motion to approve the amendment as presented. Councilmember Jack Rinehart seconded. All members present voted in the affirmative. The motion carried.  

The Mayor opened the next New Business item of a donation to the Yuletide Helpers. Mayor Owen asked Mrs. Carver to explain what the organization does. Mrs. Carver stated the Yuletide Helpers is sponsored through Hosanna Church now after DSS dropped the program due to funds being cut. The program provides a Christmas gift to needy children, which may include a toy, clothes and shoes. After further discussion by the Council, Councilmember Jack Rinehart made a motion to make a donation of $500 to the Yuletide Helpers. Councilmember Harding Hohenschutz seconded. All members present voted in the affirmative. The motion carried.

  During the Discussion Period:

·         Trailers, boats and jet skis parked on the town right-of-way were discussed. This item will be put on the agenda for the next planning meeting.

·         Grants for the town were discussed. Mayor Owen will meet with Bill Gibson and Ryan Sherby with the Southwestern Commission to explore if grants are available for the Wi-Fi installation, cleanup of the algae in the lake, and for infrastructure projects.

·         Mayor Owen reminded everyone of the upcoming election and the steps needed to hold the election at town hall in 2013.

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.