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City of Lake Village

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

 The City Council of the City of Lake Village met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on the 4th of May, 2010. The following were present:

Members In Attendance:

Others In Attendance:

Sam E. Angel

Justin Mazzanti, Chicot Spectator

Wilbert May

Brianne Connelly, Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Walker

Randall Tuggle, Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Williamson

Steve Ferry, Economic Development

Joe Dan Yee

Nathan O’ Neil, Vector Disease Control

Linda Haddock

Charles “Steve” McAlpin, Lake Village Police Department

Mayor JoAnne Bush

Calvin Frieson, Lake Village Police Department

Kayla M. Williams, City Clerk


Members Not In Attendance:




Mayor Bush called the meeting to order and welcomed the guests. Council member Williamson opened the meeting with a prayer.

 Mayor Bush welcomed the two newest police officers of the Lake Village Police Department: Calvin Frieson, Sr. and Charles Steve McAlpin. Chief Wilburn introduced them to the Board.  

Councilmember May made a motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting and the expenses for the previous month.  Seconded by Angel.  Motion carried.  

Monthly Reports:

a.       Chamber of Commerce Report: Oral report

b.       Lake Village Economic Development Commission: No report

c.       Water Department Collections: Report attached

d.       Fire Department Report:  Report attached

e.       Police Report: Report attached

f.         Ambulance Report: Report attached

g.       VDCI: Oral report  

Bank Signature Cards:  Angel made a motion to authorize the removal Linda Bawcom from the bank signature cards at Simmons First Bank and the Bank of Lake Village, and add Kayla M. Williams the City Clerk. Seconded by Haddock.  Motion carried.  (Polled Voting Sheet attached). 

Equalization Board Member:   Mayor Bush notified the Board that it was time to renew or reassign the appointment of equalization board member. All were in agreement to re-appoint Zola Bullock who has held that position for the past two years. 

Overview/Tushek Building:   Mayor Bush made the plans for the Tushek building available for review and updated the Board and made the board aware that two grants are currently being pursued for the restoration of the building, which are the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant via State Dept. of Energy for $749,209.00, and the Community Facilities Grant via USDA--Loan/Grant Combination for $890,198.  

Ambulance Committee:   Mayor Bush asked for volunteers for the appointment to the Ambulance Committee: Jerald Williamson, Joe Dan Yee, and Sam E. Angel volunteered. 

Southeast Arkansas Community Action/Lease Renewal:   Yee made a motion to authorize renewal and execution of the lease with SEACAC.   Seconded by Walker. Motion carried.  (Polled voting sheet attached.)          

Mayors Reports:

a.       Mayor Bush reported that Judge Ball had responded to her letter written in relation to the E-911 concerns and provided the Board with a copy.  

b.       Mayor Bush reported the results of the Airport Parallel Taxiway Phase III Bid held April 15th, the apparent low bidder was D&D from Little Rock, AR but the bid has not been awarded yet. 

c.       Mayor Bush reported that there will be a 2010 IBLA Awards & Community Concert, Tuesday, May 4th @ 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. @ Lakeside Public Schools. 

d.       Mayor Bush reported that the National Day of Prayer will be held, Thursday, May 6th, 12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. @ the Rodney Angel Memorial Sports Complex. 

e.       Mayor Bush reported that there will be an USDA Rural Development, Affordable Housing Forum held on Thursday, May 13th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. @ the Fire Station Community Room. 

f.         Mayor Bush reported that there will be an USDA –Police Car Presentation, Thursday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. @ City Hall. 

g.       Mayor Bush reported that the Rural Services GIF $27,500—Grant presentation will be held at the Courthouse on May 10th @11:00 a.m.   

h.       Mayor Bush reported that the City was awarded the SEADD GIF grant for $35,000 to renovate bay area at the Armory. 

i.         Mayor Bush reported that Parks & Recreation were awarded a $1300 grant from the Giving Tree USA & J. Austin White. 

Citizen Communication: N/A

There being no further business, May made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Williamson.  Motion carried.   


                                                                                                                JoAnne H. Bush, Mayor     



Kayla M. Williams, City Clerk/Treasurer