During their regular work session meeting, the council also discussed becoming a city of ethics as well as delegating responsibilities among council members to act as a liaison between department heads and the council in a manner to keep the council connected to their various departments such as maintenance, planning and zoning as well as the police department and others.
A major area of concern, as was mentioned during their previous meeting, regarded a termite problem with the granary. Mayor Kathy Foulk and council members expressed a concern for the old building as well as other city-owned buildings. A request was made to bid a contract for the treatment and routine inspection of the properties as a bundle rather than individual buildings.
Moving forward through their discussions, Councilman Sammy Carden offered the idea of seeking citizen input regarding the fall festival and whether or not the city wishes to hold the event this year. Comments are welcomed and may be shared on the city's Facebook page or by visiting city hall. The city, as well as participating vendors, has expressed a concern in conflicting events and a lack of participation.
A presentation by Councilman Joseph Turner brought to light that the city needs to replace pads and batteries in their automated external defribulators. An estimate of $750 to replace the pads and batteries for three of the six AEDs in the city's possession was met with positive attitudes and will be voted on in the future.
The city will meet again on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at city hall.