Police Chief Steve Walden and Fire Chief Matthew Sprayberry presented their monthly reports.
The council also approved to increase their annual AMIC Insurance Premium to a $3 million liability for a three year term. The council also approved a form which must be signed and approved by the Building Inspector following an inspection before water and sewer can be turned on.
The purpose of the Compliance form is to show that the Building Inspector has signed off that he inspected the project and approved for the property to have water and sewer.
The council also agreed to amend the Building Permit Ordinance, if the Building Inspector finds someone doing work without a permit, the permit cost will be doubled.
Some brief discussion was also given regarding the paving of Money’s Bend Road. Mayor Tammy Crane said that the road will be paved as soon as the town is able to secure appropriate funding.
The town is also considering a fireworks show and possible concert event for the Fourth of July Holiday although no decision has been made at this time. The town is looking at a grant to help cover part of the cost of the fireworks.
The fire department is currently exploring options to get additional funding to include fundraisers, grants, etc. The possibility of having to sale the departments brush truck and downgrading to an older model in addition to selling surplus items were also discussed if fire department revenue remains under budget. At this time no decision has been made regarding the matter.
The council also voted to appoint Matthew Sprayberry as Fire Chief; he has been serving as Assistant Chief and interim Chief. The town granted permission to Chief Sprayberry to purchase some new fire hose and a CO2 monitor.
The council also agreed to approve the rezoning portions of the Legacy Park Subdivision. Portions of the property where houses will be constructed will be rezoned from RR and Commercial to R1. That development is currently under construction.