Thursday, August 9, 2012

Council Meeting Notes: August 7, 2012

The 10 minute meeting began at 7:03pm with all the council present but the mayor absent and excused. Councilmember Hedrick was appointed as mayor pro-tem to run the meeting. The agenda was approved with no changes.

Public Comment
No comment from the two audience members.

1. Resolution 521 – Authorize Purchase of Garbage Cans: Councilmember Hunt read the motion that had been prepared by the town attorney, which was seconded by Councilmember Hardin. Hardin then amended the motion to remove the reference to “new” garbage truck. If this were a new truck, the town would be required to get competitive bids. Since this is a used truck with only one type of can that will fit it (and only one manufacturer of those cans), the bidding is not required. 

Hedrick stated that town maintenance supervisor, Steve Taylor, estimated that this purchase covered everyone in town plus a 10% reserve. The cans will say “Town of Ruston” on them. Residents can opt for the larger can at an additional cost. There will be areas in town where residents will have to move the cans to the street in front – but everyone will have to move them to the edge of the alley/street for automated pick up. The town still hopes to have the new system operational by September 1st. Both the amendment and the resolution passed 5-0.

Claims & Payroll
Hunt complemented the Clerk-Treasurer for doing a great job. The clerk had researched a refund that was due and discovered some money owed, which was deducted from the refund. Claim and payroll were approved 5-0.

Mayor’s Time

Council Time
No one had any comments.

The meeting adjourned at 7:12pm.

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