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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:43

May 12, 2015

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
May 12,2015
Mayor Chris Keeney declared a quorum present and called the meeting to order at 6:00
pm. He then amended the agenda to include Ordinance 2015-02.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Hunter Haynes and Melissa Posinski. Also
present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Police
Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman, Public Works Director Gerry
Russell and Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson. Aldermen Bill Burnett,
Dan Cross, and Bob Fant were absent.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April14, 2015 council
meeting. Hunter Haynes made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was
seconded by Melissa Posinski. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney approved.
Mayor Keeney recognized Chief Becky Stewart of Central EMS to give the council an
update on the plan for the Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority
expanded coverage area. Stewart stated the City of Springdale will no longer service the
north side of Johnson, Elm Springs, Tontitown or rural Washington County as of January
1, 2016. Stewart stated that in order to have a new ambulance crew trained and the
equipment up and running by the end of 2015 to service these areas, the cost to the
City of Johnson will be an additional $28,222 for 2015. Stewart stated this is in addition
to the current quarterly contribution of $1,663 and will be accurate only if all the
participating entities approve. Starting in 2016 through 2020, the City of Johnson's
contribution will be $19,121 per year or $1,593 per month. Mayor Keeney stated this
was information only and that no action needed to be taken by the Council at this time.
Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 51 new cases were opened and 42 closed.
Chief Sisemore stated he received an email commending the PD from Willow Creek
regarding a situation they handled there. Mayor Keeney asked Chief Sisemore about ECitations.
Chief Sisemore explained that these are electronic devices that allow an
officer to issue a ticket, enter it into the device and upload it to the system. All systems
and software receive the information at once eliminating information being entered
multiple times by different people. Chief Sisemore stated it would cost the City about
$12,000 per year. City Attorney Danny Wright stated the State Police have been using
the system for about 18 months and the troopers love it. Wright stated that it is an
auditable electronic ticket book.
Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman stated there were 23 calls for service. Witzigman stated
one of their full time fire fighters became EMT certified. Witzigman stated the ATV is
outfitted and ready for use on the trail.
Public Works Director Gerry Russell stated his department has been doing lots of
mowing, the rain garden has been started and they had a tree planting at the trail head
for Arbor Day. Russell stated Springdale is going to scrape and repave Carley Road from
our City limits to the intersection at Magnolia, estimating the cost to be about $30,000.
We will split the cost 50/50 making our share about $15,000. Russell stated the money
is in the budget is he just seeking approval to proceed. Melissa Posinski made a motion
to approve and Richard McMullen seconded. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney
approved.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 2 new building
permits and 11 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated he attended the Planning
Commission meeting. Wilson stated the vehicle maintenance he has been doing are for
the Chargers, all the Tahoes have needed are tires and oil.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated Property tax was received May 11, 2015
totaling $117,245.97 ($105,627.04 General Fund and $11,618.93 Street Fund). These
amounts are about the same as received this time last year. State Turnback has also
been received but Sales taxes have not. Allen stated that attached to her report is a
letter from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. On May 4, 2015, Allen
received the Certified Municipal Clerk designation from the IIMC. This required 150
hours of classroom study and the experience of 14+ years as the Recorder/Treasurer of
the City of Johnson. It is an honor to hold this credential. Allen earned her Certified
Arkansas Municipal Clerk designation in 2012. Allen stated she attended an HR
Professional class in late April and will continue to work towards making sure the City is
in compliance with all HR laws and is a great place for our employees to work.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated another great thing about the E-Citations is that they
avoid identity switching. Wright stated the court docket has grown exponentially
including a lot of OWl's. Wright stated Springdale has approved their portion of the
vacation of the right of way on the unused portions of Carley Road and Main Drive.
Wright stated once Ordinance 2015-01 was approved tonight we are ready to deed the
unused property over to Johnson Landholdings, LLC. Wright stated with regard to
Ordinance 2015-02 vacating a utility easement in Heritage Hills, the emergency clause
cannot be passed due to the number of Aldermen absent, but it can be read 3 times
tonight and go in to effect after a 30 day referendum.
Mayor Keeney stated the City is getting closer to a new website that will be fully
searchable.
Mayor Keeney reminded the Council that Johnson Festival Day is June 13 and asked
them to help pass out postcards.

 

Unfinished Business:
Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2015-01: AN ORDINANCE VACATING PORTIONS
OF MAIN DRIVE AND CARLEY ROAD PURSUANT TO ACA SECTION 14-54-105 AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2015-01 by
title only waiving the 3rd reading. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded
by Hunter Haynes. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa
Posinski, yes; Mayor Keeney, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by
title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the reading of ORDINANCE
2015-01 by title only reading. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by
Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa
Posinski, yes; Mayor Keeney, yes.
New Business:
Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2015-02: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION
OF A DRAINAGE/UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS LOT 9 HERITAGE HILLS SUBDIVISION (3030
DEVOTION CIRCLE) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO
EXIST. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2015-02 by title only
waiving the 2nd and 3rd readings. Motion was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by
Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa
Posinski, yes; Mayor Keeney, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by
title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the reading of ORDINANCE
2015-01 by title only. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Hunter
Haynes. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Hunter Haynes, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes;
Mayor Keeney, yes. The emergency clause was not read; Ordinance 2015-02 will go into
effect in 30 days.
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-05: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE
MAYOR TO CONTACT, INVESTIGATE AND NEGOTIATE CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION
OF A PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE. Mayor Keeney stated the triangle(+/- 1.9 acres) west of
the PO is for sale by Del Monte for $150,000 and he would like to contact them and see
if they might gift it to the City or at least negotiate on the price. Mayor Keeney stated
City facilities are locked in and looking toward potential future growth that property is
ideal. Motion to approve was made by Hunter Haynes and seconded by Melissa
Posinski. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney approved.
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-06: A RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE
PROCESS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO ASSIST THE CITY TO FORM A COMMITTEE AND
TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SCHEMATIC CITY MASTER PLAN AND
FORMING A COMMITTEE. Planning Commissioner Susan Anders spoke to the Council
outlining plans for managing development in the City and how this process will work.
Melissa Posinski made a motion to approve and Hunter Haynes seconded. All Aldermen
present and Mayor Keeney approved .
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund,
Act 988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Melissa
Posinski made a motion to pay the bills and Hunter Haynes seconded. All Aldermen
present and Mayor Keeney approved.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Melissa Posinski and
seconded by Hunter Haynes. All Aldermen present and Mayor Keeney approved. The
meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:40

May 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:11

RESOLUTION 2008-5

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-5

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE COST SHARING PLAN

FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO MAIN STREET BETWEEN US 713

AND WILKERSON.

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson and the City of Springdale recognize the need for the

improvements to be made to Main Street between Wilkerson and US 7 IB.

WHEREAS, the shared City limit with Springdale creates an opportunity to cooperate in

this project and obtain a better result than if each City did the work independently.

WHEREAS, the City of Springdale has prepared and presented a proposal for a cost

sharing plan where Johnson purchases sen'ices from Springdale to make Johnson's share of the

improvements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON,

. ARKANSAS,.that:

1. The Cost Sharing Plan presented by the City of Springdale whereby Johnson will

pay for 71.62% of the Main Street improvements detailed in Attachment A is an opporttmity to

accomplish the needed improvements expeditiously and obtain a more desirable result.

2. That the Cost Sharing Plan and Attachment A thereto, attached hereto is hereby

ratified and approved. The Mayor and Recorder/Treasurer of the City of Johnson are hereby

authorised to execute such in the name of and on behalf of he City of Johnson, and make

payment to the City of Springdale as the work is completed and billings are received,

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PASSED AND APPROVED this P-^day offgBP^H , 2008,

CITY OF J'OHNSON. ARK

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:54

RESOLUTION 2009-12

WHEREAS, the City desires to pursue grants from all available sources to fund, in whole

or part, improvements for the benefit of City residents and visitors.

WHEREAS, the Johnson City Council has determined that, at this time, contracting with

a grant researcherAvriter is more advantageous than hiring personnel to pursue such for the City.

WHEREAS, the attached Contract for Services to obtain the sendees of Daniel Hale to

research and write grant proposals for the various departments and needs of the City will accomplish the desires of the Council and is in the best interest of City residents.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY

OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, THAT:

1. That the attached contract for grant researchAvriting of grant

proposals/applications on behalf of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, with Daniel Hale is hereby approved and accepted, all work provide by Mr. Hale since 12-31-2008, is hereby ratified and confirmed.

2. The Mayor and Recorder/Treasurer are authorized to take such steps as are

necessary to execute the contract on behalf of the City obtaining for the citizens of Johnson the services described therein.

APPROVED this /Q day of November, 2009.

LONNIE BARRON, Mayor

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Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:25

April 14, 2015

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
APRIL 14, 2015


Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Bob Fant and
Melissa Posinski. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney
Danny Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, Public Works
Director Gerry Russell and Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson.
Alderman Hunter Haynes was absent.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2015
council meeting. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the minutes as written and was
seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved.
Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 53 new cases were opened and 46 closed.
Chief Sisemore stated the department worked on training this month.
Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 14 calls for service, mostly EMS. Chief Mills told
the council the department is hosting a pancake breakfast on Apri/18, 2015 from 6-10
AM and invited them to attend.
Public Works Director Gerry Russell stated his department has been working on road
maintenance and landscaping around City Hall. Russell stated the mower approved last
month has been purchased and mowing season has begun. Russell stated the trail clean
up will be Apri/18, 2015.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 1 new building
permit and 1 mechanical permit issued. Wilson stated he attended the Planning
Commission meeting.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turn back and Property Taxes have been
received but Sales taxes have not. Allen stated the City's 2014 Audit has been
completed and for the s'h year in row, we received a clean audit!! Aldermen should be
receiving a report once it is approved by Legislative Audit Committee. Allen stated
$22,000.00 was paid to the JAVFD for their purchase of a new brush truck in addition to
their $22,000.00 monthly support and $40,000.00 was transferred to LOPFI account to
cover retirement payments until the SITI payment comes in July.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated there were no new appeals but he was expecting a
long trial on Thursday. With regard to the vacation of the right of way on the unused
portions of Carley Road and Main Drive, Wright stated Springdale was also addressing
this issue tonight. Wright stated Ordinance 201S-01 should be read 1 time tonight and 2
times next month to allow for any additional information from Springdale to be
included.
Mayor Keeney stated the most current information on the ambulance authority
situation is that the City is looking at paying $43,000 a year for the next 5 years and
then it will drop to $21,000 per year. Mayor Keeney stated there may be a secondary
option that he is not yet ready to disclose.
Mayor Keeney stated that $10,000- $15,000 has been pledged to the City to create a
Request For Proposal (RFP) to help develop a Schematic ("Working") City Master Plan.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated that a contract or agreement should be drawn up
stating once the money is in the City's hands, it can only be used for this purpose and
the Council has the authority over how the money is spent.
Mayor Keeney stated there is a lack of a true information system in the City; there is no
mechanism to have minutes, ordinances, etc. searchable. Mayor Keeney stated it will
cost about $2,200 to make this happen and integrate the website. Dan Cross stated it is
important to get an updated website and social media in the future and made a motion
to approve. Richard McMullen seconded and all approved.
Mayor Keeney recognized Ralph Haseman from the Johnson Festival Day Committee
who requested the help of the Aldermen in passing out flyers in their wards. Haseman
stated it would be a great opportunity for the Aldermen to meet their constituents and
would save a lot on postage.
Unfinished Business: none
New Business:
Mayor Keeney presented ORDINANCE 2015-01: AN ORDINANCE VACATING PORTIONS
OF MAIN DRIVE AND CARLEY ROAD PURSUANT TO ACA SECTION 14-54-105 AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES. Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2015-01 by
title only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard
McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Keeney asked for a
motion to approve the first reading of ORDINANCE 2015-01 by title only. Motion was
made by Bob Fant and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes;
Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund,
Act 988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Dan Cross
made a motion to pay the bills and Bob Fant seconded. All approved.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and
seconded by Dan Cross. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:23

March 10, 2015

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
March 10, 2015


Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Bob Fant and
Melissa Posinski. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney
Danny Wright, Police Chief Vernon Sisemore, Fire Chief Matt Mills, Public Works
Director Gerry Russell and Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson.
Alderman Hunter Haynes was absent.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2015
council meeting. Richard McMullen made a motion to approve the minutes as written
and was seconded by Dan Cross. All approved.
Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 42 new cases were opened and 39 closed.
Chief Sisemore stated there was a head on accident with injury at Main Drive & Ball
Street last week. This is the first such accident in 10 years .
Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 18 calls for service, mostly EMS. Chief Mills
stated Tyson has purchased property on the south side of Johnson Mill Boulevard west
of the patio homes and has given the department permission to train there and burn
the old barn and house. Chief Mills stated there was some overtime used during the
winter weather.
Public Works Director Gerry Russell stated he attended a preconstruction meeting with
the Illinois Watershed folks for the rain garden and resting area to be built next to the
trail and some minor adjustments were made to the plan. Russell stated trail clean up is
scheduled for April 18. Russell stated his department sanded and plowed during the
recent snow storm. Russell stated he had received 3 bids for the purchase of a new
mower. The lowest bid came in from William's tractor, but Russell requested that the
council approve the middle bid of $12,116.40 from The Hardware Store for the
purchase of a Scag Turf Tiger with a water cooled engine. Bob Fant made a motion to
approve the purchase of the mower presented and Dan Cross seconded. All approved.
Dan Cross asked if there were still plans to build a gravel driveway to get to the trail.
Russell said yes, eventually, but in the meantime Walt Robinson was allowing access
across his property .

Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 6 new building
permits and 7 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated he attended a preconstruction
meeting with EDA and Bates and Associates and a class on the ARC Fault plugs and
breakers in Bella Vista.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated State Turn back has been received but
Property taxes and Sales taxes have not. Allen stated the City's 2014 Audit began last
month and is going well. Sarah Martin of the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit is
working with us this year. Allen stated she has increased the amounts set aside for both
the engineering of 56th Street and the Central EMS contribution to $145,000.00 in
anticipation of those forthcoming bills. She will continue to set aside funds as cash flow
allows. Allen stated only 1 Statement of Financial Interest Form for 2014 is still
outstanding and asked that it please be turned in as soon as possible.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated that the right of way field work for vacation of the
streets has been done by Bates & Associates but there is a delay wit the legal
description and there will something actionable for the council next month.
Mayor Keeney stated that ESI brought up the cost analysis of 56th Street project and the
the ambulance authority is adding a new ambulance. Discussions are ongoing.
Mayor Keeney stated the charette held the first week of the month for property on
Johnson Mill Boulevard went well and paperwork is being prepared to present a P.U.D.
for Planning Commission and the Council.
Mayor Keeney stated the grand opening for the Razorback Greenway will be held on
May 2, 2015 with local events in the morning and the larger celebration in the
afternoon at Shiloh Park in Springdale.
Unfinished Business: none
New Business:
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-04: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING
EXECUTION OF A LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY AND BUILDING AT SW CORNER OF
WILKERSON AND MAIN DRIVE. Mayor Keeney stated he has come to an agreement with
the current tenants by Michael Schreiber and Terri Bitting who run the Bowenwork
Center for $700 per month for 36 months with an opt out with a full3 months notice
on either side. Bob Fant made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-04 and the new
lease and was seconded by Richard McMullen. All approved.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund,
Act 988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Dan Cross
made a motion to pay the bills and Bob Fant seconded. All approved.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and
seconded by Dan Cross. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 6:25pm.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:21

December 9, 2014

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
December 9, 2014


Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Mayor Curry amended the
agenda allowing the items under New Business to be heard before the Department
Head Reports.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Tom Bramlett, Bob
Fant and Melissa Posinski. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City
Attorney Danny Wright, Police Captain John Taylor, Fire Chief Matt Mills, Building
Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson and Maintenance Superintendent Gerry
Russell.
New Business:
Tim Conklin of ALTA Design discussed the planning process for the expanded trail
system stating the intent is to create an expanded world class bike & pedestrian trail
system. Conklin said the Johnson portion of the Razorback Greenway is one of the most
beautiful portions of the trail. Conklin said his purpose was to encourage the City to
participate in the process and amend our plan to the regional plan, trying to set design
standards for continuity.
Joel Gardner of Ozark Regional Transit stated there has been a greatly expanded
ridership in 2014 of 403 from only 61 in 2013. He expressed CRT's appreciation of the
City's continued financial support and asked that the contribution be increased for
2015. Mayor Curry stated the budget to be presented tonight reflected an increase in
funding from $3,500 in 2014 to $5,000 in 2015.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the November 11, 2014
council meeting. Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated she had made corrections to
Resolution 2014-10 correcting the minutes to reflect it was the City's intent to vacate
the roadways mentioned, not that it was already done. Richard Me Mullen made a
motion to approve the minutes with corrections and was seconded by Dan Cross. All
approved.
Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 40 new cases were opened and 35 closed.
Chief Sisemore state there were 123 calls for service and officers used vacation and sick
time. Chief Sisemore stated Captain John Taylor has retired from the department and
his accrued sick and vacation time has been paid out. Chief Sisemore stated the new
Tahoe is in and they are waiting on parts. Dan Cross asked the Chief how the officers
like the new personnel and pay policy and he said it was going well.
Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 23 calls for service, mostly EMS. Chief Mills
stated all the new bunker gear purchased with the $92,000.00 grant from the Tyson has
been issued out. He said they had applied for 2 more grants and were very hopeful on
the air pack grant and should know something in February or March.
Maintenance Superintendent Gerry-Russell stated the contract with Myrick
Construction for the new storage building has been signed and construction will start
soon. Russell stated the Christmas decorations were up and they had been working on
sealing cracks on numerous streets before winter sets in. Russell said he attended a
NWARPC meeting where widening HWY. 112 to 5 lanes was discussed but stated there
is no specific time frame they are just working on a preliminary design.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 3 new building
permits, 264 inspections year to date. Wilson stated he held a technical plat review
meeting, but Planning Commission was postponed. He will work more on the new
Tahoe when the parts come in.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated Turnback has been received but Property and
Sales taxes have not.
Allen stated The "Benefit Fair" on Friday, November 14, 2014 went very well with 100%
attendance. The cost to the city for PD Comp time payout was $28,060 and $475 for the
Street Dept. Payout of John Taylor's remaining vacation time and sick leave due to his
retirement was $14,930. Payout of Chris Keeney's vacation time was $5,800. Total extra
payroll costs due to these one time occurrences totaled $49,265. Due to LOPFI Board
Rule #2, LOPFI was not paid on any of these amounts as it does not apply to one time
bulk payouts. Allen stated the new payroll system is up and working well.
Allen stated Budget and Finance Committee approve the purchase of a $100,000 CD
putting the City's reserves over $500,000.00. Allen stated $20,000.00 was transferred to
our LOPFI account to pay retirement expenses through at least March of 2015. Allen
stated the City paid $20,051.00 for new Tahoe out of Act 988 Fund. The cost was
$28,051.00 with $8,000.00 trade in allowance. Any additional equipment costs will
come out of the General Fund as approved by Council.
Allen stated the traffic light at 48th St. has been paid for and the final bill was
$105,091.07. This amount has been removed from the 2015 Budget affecting both
surplus carryover and expenses but not altering the bottom line.
Bob Fant made a motion that $675 be paid to each full time employee and the Mayor
and Recorder/Treasurer as a one time pay increase, to help offset the reduction in pay
the new payroll system is causing right before the holidays. All approved.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated there were no appeals filed in October and
November. Wright reminded the Council of the court changes effective in January -
arraignments on the first and third Mondays, trials on the third Wednesday of the
month. Regarding the allegations made by Jimmy Moore that records kept by the PD
were not accurate, Wright stated R/T Allen & Chief Sisemore are coordinating efforts to
ensure their accuracy in the future.
Wright stated there are 2 ways to go about the abandonment of old roadways:
1. Have the adjacent property owners bring forth the request
2. The City brings it forth.
To do this we need a legal description of the land. Wright says he has good maps of the
land but if the City moves forward a survey will need to be done. Mayor Curry
encouraged the Council to proceed as the land for the new road was donated to the
city. Dan Cross made a motion that the City fund the abandonment process and was
seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved.
Mayor Curry asked Dan Cross for a trail update. Cross stated that part of the City's
agreement with the Walton Foundation requires a survey to be administered by the
City to trail users and arrangements were made with the Street and Fire Departments
to cover that. Cross stated the trail is done, the last check has been written and the
paperwork is complete.
Bob Fant stated he wanted to officially thank Tom Bramlett for his years of service to
the City on both the Planning Commission and on the Council. Bramlett stated it has
been a privilege.
Fant also stated he wanted to thank Mayor Buddy Curry for his service to the City. Fant
stated Mayor Curry has served the City extremely well and his financial expertise has
led the City to financial stability and the improvements to the infrastructure are very
visible. Mayor Curry stated he had been coming to Council for over 20 years and served
the City as the PC Chairman for 15 years, been a Councilman and now Mayor. He said
he has made some tough decisions and he leaves with his head held high and is proud
of his accomplishments. Mayor Curry stated the City now has over $500,000 in reserves
and is totally debt free. Mayor Curry stated he has really enjoyed serving and he loves
Johnson having lived here for over 30 years. Bob Fant asked that his comments be part
of the record with the backing of the Council. All approved.
Unfinished Business:
Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2014-04: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
EXECUTION OF A RECORDABLE DOCUMENT FIXING THE FINAL LOCATION OF THE
JOHNSON PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RAZORBACK GREENWAY. Mayor
Curry asked for a motion to read the ordinance by title only for the second time and
waiving the third reading. Motion was made by Tom Bramlett and seconded by Richard
McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom
Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the
ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the reading by title
only. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call:
Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant,
yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2014-04 was approved.
Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2014-05 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING
DISTRICT CLASSIF1CATION-AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN
REZONING PETITION OF GEOFF BATES AND DERRICK THOMAS APPROVED
OCTOBER 27, 2014, BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Mayor Curry asked for a
motion to read the ordinance by title only for the second time and waiving the third
reading. Motion was made by Tom Bramlett and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call:
Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant,
yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the reading by title only. Motion was made
by Bob Fant and seconded by Tom Bramlett. Roll call: Richard McMullen, no; Bill
Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
ORDINANCE 2014-05 was approved,
Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2014-06: AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING MINIMUM
ENERGY STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES OR
PORTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING BUILDINGS THAT PROVIDE FACILITIES OR
SHELTER FOR PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, EDUCATION, BUSINESS, MERCANTILE, INSTITUTIONAL,
STORAGE, AND RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES, AS WELL AS THOSE PORTIONS OF FACTORY
AND INDUSTRIAL OCCUPANCIES DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY BY
REGULATING THEIR EXTERIOR ENVELOPES AND THE SELECTION OF THEIR HVAC,
SERVICE WATER HEATING, ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION AND ILLUMINATING SYSTEMS
AND EQUIPMENT FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF ENERGY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO
EXIST. City Attorney Danny Wright stated this ordinance is mandated by the state.
Building Official Clay Wilson said it is good and needs to be approved for that reason,
not just because we are told to. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to read the ordinance
by title only and waiving the second and third readings. Motion was made by Melissa
Posinski and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill
Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a
motion to approve the reading by title only. Motion was made by Bill Burnett and
seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan
Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Wright
read the Emergency Clause. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the Emergency
Clause. Motion was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Tom Bramlett. Roll call: Richard
McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes;
Melissa Posinski, yes. ORDINANCE 2014-06 was approved.
Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2014-11 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN
CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE CHECKS AND DRAFTS ON SPECIFIED ACCOUNTS OF THE CITY
OF JOHNSON AND JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT. R/T Jennifer Allen stated this
needed to be passed tonight because payroll was due to be paid before the next
Council meeting after the first of the year and Mayor Keeney need to be able to legally
sign the checks. Motion to approve was made by Tom Bramlett and seconded by
Richard McMullen. All approved.
Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2014-12: A RESOLUTION CONCERNING
APPOINTMENT AND APPROVAL OF MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON,
ARKANSAS. City Attorney Danny Wright stated this agreement include a 7 1/2% raise (2 years since the last one) and an increase to his hourly rate for non-contracted work
from $110 per hour to $120 per hour (last increase was in 2009). Motion to approve
was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Tom Bramlett. All approved.
Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2014-13: A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AND
ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, FOR THE TWELVE (12)
MONTHS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015;
APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR EACH AND EVERY ITEM OF EXPENDITURE THEREIN
PROVIDED FOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Bob Fant said that to be true to his word to
ORT he wanted to discuss their funding. R/T Allen stated the increase from $3,500 to
$5,000 is a 43% increase and the Council agreed it was a good increase and could be
revisited in the future if so needed. Motion to approve was made by Tom Bramlett and
seconded by Bob Fant. All approved.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act
988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Bob Fant made a
motion to pay the bills and Tom Bramlett seconded. All approved.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Tom Bramlett and
seconded by Bob Fant. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:20

November 11, 2014

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
November 11, 2014


Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Tom Bramlett, Bob
Fant and Melissa Posinski. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City
Attorney Danny Wright, Police Captain John Taylor, Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman,
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson and Maintenance Superintendent
Gerry Russell.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2014 council
meeting. Richard McMullen asked that the minutes clarify on page 2 the letter Danny
Wright received from Fayetteville was regarding Chapter 119 Civil Rights legislation that
did not apply to contracts between cities. Richard Mullen then made a motion to approve the minutes with amendments and was seconded by Bob Fant. All approved.
Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Vernon Sisemore stated that 36 new cases were opened and 35 closed
leaving one open and pending. Chief Sisemore state there were 140 calls for service and
officers used vacation time.
Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman stated is was a slow month and there were 16 calls for
service, mostly EMS. Witzigman stated all the equipment purchased with the
$92,000.00 grant from the Tyson Foundation has been received and issued out. A Tyson
rep was there to present the check.
Maintenance Superintendent Gerry Russell stated the State Aid for Streets project is
done with all the overlay and striping completed. Russell stated he has received 3 bids
for the new shop building to be paid for with the General Improvement Grant and
would like to go with the middle bid from Myrick Construction for $21,771.00 as it
includes a 10" wide stem wall not included in the others. Motion to approve the bid
from Myrick was made by Bob Fant and was seconded by Dan Cross. All Approved.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 2 new building
permits, 233 inspections year to date. Wilson stated he held a technical plat review
meeting, attended Planning Commission and attended an Electrical class in Rogers.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen spoke on behalf of the Personnel Committee. Allen
thanked committee members Gerry Russell, Richard McMullen, Dan Cross, Jamie
Holland and City Attorney Danny Wright for all of their hard work this fall. Allen also
thanked Melissa Posinski for being such a diligent proofreader. Allen stated she has
worked many, many hours on the new handbook, the result of which is the draft of the
City of Johnson Personnel Handbook of 2014 the Council received with their packets.
Since that draft was printed, it has been revised to address some legal issues and
correct typos. The most major change is to the Leave Policy for the PD - Attorney
General Opinion changes leave back to the way we have it now and we have corrected
the book to reflect that. After the first of the year, the Personnel Committee will be
looking at grievance procedures and a few other issues. Allen asked if there are any
questions or changes, please let us know as soon as possible so we can address those in
the next revision. The new handbook will be available online by the end of the week.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen spoke on behalf of the Budget and Finance
Committee. The preliminary budget before the council was approved by Budget and
Finance Committee and is similar to the 2014 budget with the only significant changes
in the General Fund being $26,000.00 for the purchase of another Tahoe for the Police
Department, $22,000.00 for the purchase of a new vehicle for the Fire Department,
changes in wages/benefits with the addition of overtime (not shown in this draft -
waiting on software changes) and $65,000.00 for Street Improvements in the Street
Fund. Since this prelim was printed, the City has been notified that MHBF rates will be
reduced to Class 4 (single coverage $445.50/month, family coverage $990.00/month)
saving the City about $30,000.00. Deductible will remain $2,000.00. Allen asked the
Council to review this budget and that any recommendations or changes be brought to
her attention before the final 2015 Budget is presented next month.
In her Recorder/Treasurer report, Allen stated Property taxes have been received
totaling $172,105.20 ($155,049.73 General & $17,055.47 Street) - about $60,000.00
more that expected. Turnback has been received but Sales tax has not.
In an effort to provide complete clarity of the benefits available to all City employees,
Allen has arranged a "Benefit Fair" on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.
• Employees will receive and sign for their copy of the City of Johnson Personnel
Handbook of 2014
• Employees will receive MHBF information for 2015.
• Those eligible will sign off on the hours due them and receive checks for any
accrued compensatory time. (*Note: LOPFI Board Rule #2 states that a lump sum
payout of comp time/vacation/sick leave is not eligible for LOPFi contribution or
employee service time which will save the City 20.53% on the comp time pay outs)
• Troy Kestner will be here from ARVEST  to answer any 401Kor 401K ROTH Plan
questions.
• There will be representatives here from Colonial Insurance to discuss cafeteria plan
supplemental insurance plans - all employees are required to sign off on this benefit
even if they elect to not participate.
• Sam's Club will be here offering discounted membership cards for City Employees.
This will be a great opportunity for employees to ask any questions they have about the
upcoming changes to the pay schedule and work period, and the change from comp
time to overtime.
Allen stated Scott Sargent from CSA in Little Rock will be here Tuesday, November 18,
2014 to assist with the changes to the financial software needed to accommodate the
payroll changes. The new payroll system will go into effect on December 1, 2014.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated he has spent a good deal of time working with the
Personnel Committee and commended R/T Jennifer Allen and the committee sayingthe
City was fortunate to have such good representatives working on it. Wright stated the
trail easement final documents have been received and the city needs to have a
surveyor mark the trail at the city limits. Wright reminded the Council of the court
changes effective in January - arraignments on the first and third Mondays, trials on the
third Wednesday of the month.
Mayor Curry congratulated Chris Keeney on his election as the next Mayor of Johnson.
Mayor Curry stated the City is in good shape with the road work completed and that
$65,000.00 is in the 2015 budget for continuing street care.
Mayor Curry stated the rain garden is moving closer to the trail where there will be
water available with the $25.00.00 grant money from the Illinois River Watershed.
Unfinished Business: none
New Business:
Richard McMullen brought up the packet of information from received Jimmy Moore
and the topic was discussed. City Attorney Danny Wright stated he had not received his
copy yet. Council determined that the information needed to be reviewed by Wright
and would only be included on the December agenda at his recommendation.
Mayor Curry stated a representative from Ozark Regional Transit was not present to
give a report.
Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2014-03: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER
2.48 PERSONNEL POLICY, TITLE 2 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING A NEW PERSONNEL POLICY FOR THE CITY OF JOHNSON; REPEALING SECTION 2.36.05 'OF CHAPTER 2.36 POLICE DEPARTMENT OF TITLE 2 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL
CODE; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to
read the ordinance by one time by title only, waiving the second and third readings.
Motion was made by Tom Bramlett and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard
McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes;
Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only.
Mayor Curry asked fora motion to approve the reading by title only. Motion was made
by Tom Bramlett and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill
Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
ORDINANCE 2014-03 was approved.
Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE NO 2014-04 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
EXECUTION OF A RECORDABLE DOCUMENT FIXING THE FINAL LOCATION OF THE
JOHNSON PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RAZORBACK GREENWAY. Mayor
Curry asked fora motion to read the ordinance by title only. Motion was made by Tom
Bramlett and seconded by Dan Cross. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes;
Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney
Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to
approve the reading by title only. Motion was made by Richard McMullen and
seconded by Melissa Posinski. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan
Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
Mayor Curry presented ORDINANCE 2014-05 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING
DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION-AND BOUNDARIES REGARDING PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN
REZONING PETITION OF GEOFF BATES AND DERRICK THOMAS APPROVED
OCTOBER 27, 2014, BY JOHNSON PLANNING COMMISSION. Richard McMullen stated
he has had conversations with his neighbors and wanted to make sure their concerns
were addressed. Dan Cross stated there were many residents in attendance and the
new building being required to meet residential standards was agreeable with
everyone. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to read the ordinance by title only. Motion
was made by Dan Cross and seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. City Attorney Danny Wright read the ordinance by title only. Mayor Curry asked for a motion to approve the reading by title only. Motion was made by Tom Bramlett and
seconded by Bob Fant. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2014-10 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE INTENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, TO VACATE ROADWAYS MADE OBSOLETE BY CONSTRUCTION OF JOHNSON MILL BLVD. City Attorney Danny Wright stated this will show the City's intent to vacate the roadways that used to be Main Drive and Carley Road. Wright stated he needs the legal description of the property.
Discussion was had. Bob Fant made a motion to approve the resolution and Richard
McMullen seconded. All approved.
Discussion was had regarding the Greenway Trail and the City's responsibility. It was
determined the topic should be put on the agenda and Alta Planning and the Walton
Foundation should be invited in to discuss the subject.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act
988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Bob Fant made a
motion to pay the bills and Dan Cross seconded. All approved.
Mayor Curry asked fo,r a motion to adjourn which was made by Tom Bramlett and
seconded by Dan Cross. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 7:04 pm.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:18

October 14, 2014

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
October 14, 2014


Mayor Buddy Curry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
Present were Aldermen Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Tom Bramlett, Bob
Fantand Melissa Posinski. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City
Attorney Danny Wright, Police Captain John Taylor, Fire Chief Matt Mills, Building
Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson and Maintenance Superintendent Gerry
Russell.
Mayor Curry asked fora motion to approve the minutes of the Septembers, 2014
council meeting. Richard McMullen made a motion to approve the minutes and was
seconded by Dan Cross. All approved.
Department Head Reports:
Police Captain John Taylor stated that 45 new cases were opened and 37 closed.
Captain Taylor stated the recalls for the units have been taken care of but an issue with
his unit has surfaced today and needs to be checked out.
Fire Chief Matt Mills stated there were 22 calls for service, mostly EMS. Chief Mills
stated equipment continues to come in that was purchased with the $92,000.00 grant
from the Tyson Foundation for 30 new sets of bunker gear. The banner thanking Tyson
is up at the intersection of Johnson Mill Blvd. and Main Dr.
Maintenance Superintendent Gerry Russell stated mowing and city maintenance is
beginning to slow down. Russell said the State Aid for Streets project started today.
Russell stated Saddlebrook POA is contributing $300 to the city for removal of a
hazardous tree at the edge of the park.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 6 new building
permits, 197 inspections year to date. Wilson stated he held a technical plat review
meeting, attended Planning Commission and attended an HVAC class in Rogers.
Richard McMullen spoke for the Personnel Committee. They have been working on
modifying and simplifying the tracking of hours worked by our employees and how they
are compensated for those hours. To this end, the City will switch from a comp time
system to an overtime system. The council has a copy of a calendar the committee is
proposing to make the work period and pay period the same -14 days - effective
December 1, 2014. This will allow time for all paperwork to be completed and signed
before an employee is paid for that work period. This process will create a delay in the
payment by one week. It will also change the pay schedule to every 2 weeks, creating
26 pay periods per year instead of 24. The first paycheck received under the new
system will be on December 12, 2014 and will only be for 1 week's hours. The PC is
recommending that the Budget and Finance Committee look at a possible onetime pay
increase to off set the deficit this will cause our employees. Melissa Posinski made a
motion to approve the new work period/pay period schedule and change to overtime
put forth and was seconded by Bob Pant. All approved. McMullen stated the newly
revised employee handbook will be ready for the November meeting.
Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen stated the City is officially debt free having paid off
the fleet loan in September. Allen stated the McGuire Street project has been
completed and paid for ($60,007.68). Allen stated the City received and paid another
LOPFI back bill in the amount of $645 on Troy Preston.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated all appeals are closed, one won, one lost. Wright
stated he is working on the City's clean up ordinances to give them more teeth and they
should be presented in December or January. Also, at the end of the month he will have
an ordinance on the new personnel handbook and change to the Police Department's
SOP, pulling all HR info out of the SOP and making one book personnel handbook for all
city employees, uniformed and non-uniformed. Wright stated he received a letter
saying the ordinance from Fayetteville that concerned him last month will not apply to
contracts with cities.
Mayor Curry thanked everyone for participating in "Go Pink for the Cure Day" in the
City of Johnson in support of breast cancer awareness month. He apologized for not
being here as he was in Little Rock at a Second Class Cities Advisory Committee
meeting.
Mayor Curry stated the State Aid for Streets paving project will pave Main Dr. from the
stoplight to the railroad tracks, Hewitt Street from Main Dr. To Elmore and Johnson Mill
Blvd. west of the 1-49 interchange to meet the pavement that was redone last year.
Mayor Curry stated he was working on a grant package to send to the Walton
Foundation for possible help with building the trail head.
Mayor Curry stated Trunk or Treat would be held again this year at theShoppes at the
Mill from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014 and invited everyone to attend.
Mayor Curry stated the new PD Tahoe has been ordered and $7,000 has been offered
for a trade in, but with John's car acting up it may be better to hold off on trading right
now.
Unfinished Business: none
New Business:
Mayor Curry presented RESOLUTION 2014-09: A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE
JOHNSON CLEAR CREEK TRAIL Motion to approve the resolution was made by Richard
McMullen and seconded by Bill Burnett. All approved.
Vernon Sisemore asked the Council to overturn his firing by the Mayor on October 6,
2014. Bob Fant made a motion to go into executive session to discuss this and Melissa
Posinski seconded. All approved and the public meeting was adjourned at 6:20 pm to go
into executive session.
Executive session ended at 8:12 pm and Mayor Curry resumed the public meeting at
that time.
Mayor Curry asked for a roll call vote to reinstate Vernon Sisemore as Chief of Police.
Roll Call: Richard McMullen, no; Bill Burnett, yes; Dan Cross, yes; Tom Bramlett,
abstained; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes. 4 yes, 1 no, 1 abstained; Chief Sisemore
was reinstated.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to pay the bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act
988 Fund and Court Automation Fund that the council had reviewed. Tom Bramlett
made a motion to pay the bills and Bob Fant seconded. All approved.
Mayor Curry asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and seconded
by Dan Cross. All approved and the meeting was adjourned at 8:14 pm.