Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hermitage Alderman Resigns

During the Hermitage City Council's monthly meeting conducted August 15, 2016, Alderman Frank Ford submitted his resignation and it was accepted by the council.  The reason for the resignation was not listed in the minutes of the meeting.  The minutes did state that Mr. Steve Baker was present for the meeting and that he "had" interest in being on the council.  He may be considered in the future.

Reports were given concerning the water department, the sewer department, street repairs, the fire department and the police department which reported 15 citations issued during July.  There were no fire calls for the month.  The financial statement was presented by Lanette Vines, and it was approved.

Under old business the council was informed that the Arkansas Municipal League health Insurance has to be "piggy backed" with the city of Hampton since Hermitage only has two employees on the program.  Hampton has agreed to the arrangement.

In new business, the council approved to accept Jay Harrod as a city worker for a couple of hours a day to clean ditches and put in culverts at a rate of pay of $25.00 per hour.  the council was informed that ETC Engineers has submitted a letter to ADEQ stating that all corrective actions have been completed.

Aldermen were informed there was one 2014 audit finding.  the city had lent $750.00 to the Hermit Huddle Fund.  State code prohibits such transactions.  The $750.00 was paid back and the city's Hermit Huddle Fund account was closed.  There were no findings for 2015.

The council then voted to transfer $10,000.00 from the depreciation fund to the water operating fund to assist in payment of interior pressure washing and painting of water tank #1.  The city will apply for a grant for another $10,000.00 to pay the total expenses.

An executive session was held to discuss employees.  No action was reported.

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