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City of Martinsville City Council met July 10

By East Central Reporter Reports | Aug 5, 2019

Meeting 05

City of Martinsville City Council met July 10.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Roll call was answered by the following council members and elected officials: Chris Davidson, Melinda Lovell, Troy Propst, John Skinner and Preston Rukes with Chris Perry absent. Also in attendance were Mayor Herman Davidson, Clerk Marlene Wilhoit and Treasurer Teresa Connelly. Employees and citizens in attendance are attached to the back of the minutes.

*Motion by M Lovell 2nd by P Rukes to approve minutes from 6-19-19 council meeting and the 6-26-19 finance committee meeting.

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by C Davidson 2nd by T Propst to approve the May and June treasurer reports as presented. Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by J Skinner 2nd by C Davidson to approve June 2019 bills payable July 2019 in the amount of $56,493.79. Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by M Lovell, 2nd by T Propst to approve Resolution R2016-7-1 approving the bid from Lawrence Gravel, Inc of $24,190.00 for materials required for the 2019 MFT Maintenance of road repairs.

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by J Skinner, 2nd by P Rukes to approve the annual Appropriation Ordinance No. 2019-7-1 titled: “an ordinance appropriating funds for fiscal year beginning May 1, 2019 and ending April 30, 2020”.

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

The Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the 4_h BBQ is sponsoring a car show and is asking for sponsorships of the event to be held September 7th.

*Motion by T Propst 2nd by M Lovell to purchase a Platinum sponsorship of $200.00 for the chamber activities on September 7, 2019 in conjunction with the 4H BBQ.

Upon roll call vote alderman Davidson, Lovell, Propst and Skinner voted for the motion with Rukes abstaining and Perryabsent. Motioncarried.

Mosquito spraying was discussed with options of having aerial spraying or investing in equipment to do it ourselves. This will be tabled until next meeting.

Cody Blankenbeker, Fire Chief addressed council concerning semi’s and delivery trucks that park in front of the fire station to either make delivers or ask directions. Complaints are from firemen to have it marked NO PARKING on the city right of way so the trucks quit parking there. Council discussed and the attorney will draft an ordinance making a certain area NO PARKING.

Council discussed pay increases and decided the utility committee will meet to discuss further and bring back to council at next meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

The abandoned property at the west edge of Cumberland Street was discussed. Letters have been sent to owner and returned undeliverable. The Mayor would like to discuss this at the next meeting to see what can be done.

It was noted that video gaming has changed the number of machines businesses can have from 5 to 6 and truck stops can have up to 10. Questioned whether we needed to change anything in our ordinance and was advised nothing needs changed but each machine has a yearly fee of $25.00.

Questioned the status of the playground equipment at the ball park and was advised nothing has been done yet.

Questioned semi’s driving on Washington Street and if there was an ordinance that would keep them off.

Announced the summer rec committee board is looking for members if anyone is interested.

Had complaints about fireworks extending through Sunday this year due to the 4th being on Thursday and was there anything that can be done. Chief Slater advised that he was allowing them through Sunday and only until 10PM.

With no other public comments:

**Motion by C Davidson 2nd by M Lovell to adjourn the meeting @ 8:25PM.

All council members present voted for the motion.

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