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City Council Minutes

July 14, 2015

JOHNSON CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
CITY HALL
JULY 14, 2015
Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
Present were Alderman Richard McMullen, Bill Burnett, Dan Cross, Bob Fant, and
Melissa Posinski. Also present were Administrative Assistant Jacqueline Brookshier,
City Attorney Danny Wright, Fire Marshal Todd Witzigman, Police Chief Vernon
Sisemore, Public Works Director Gerry Russell, and Building Official/Maintenance
Specialist Clay Wilson. Alderman Hunter Haynes and Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer
Allen were absent.
Department Head Report:
Police Chief Sisemore stated his department has closed 37 cases and still have 7 cases
open. He also stated that the State of Arkansas has started an accreditation program.
The applications are available now and we have 2 years to complete.
Fire Marshall Todd Witzigman stated that there were 21 calls for service.
Public Works Director Gerry Russell stated that his department is continuing to mow.
The rain garden has been started.
Building Official/Maintenance Specialist Clay Wilson stated there were 1 building
permit and 9 mechanical permits issued. Wilson stated that he attended Planning
Commission meeting.
Susan Anders, Travis Brooks and Leana Fischer gave a presentation on the city's
Schematic plan.
City Attorney Danny Wright stated that there are currently no new appeals and that
court is going well. He also stated this year's ARML rpeeting was one of the best
meetings ever. He also strongly recommended that the Alderman and Planning
Commissioners plan on going to the winter conference which will be held in Springdale
this year.
Mayor Keeney stated that he is working with Springdale regarding several projects
within the city.

Unfinished Business: none
New Business:
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to read ORDINANCE 2015-03 by title only waiving the 2nd &
3rd reading. Motion was made by Melissa Posinski and seconded by Bob Fant. 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 reading of ORDINANCE 2015-03 by title only reading. Motion was made by Melissa
Posinski and seconded by Richard McMullen. Roll call: Richard McMullen, yes; Bill Burnett
yesDan Cross, yes; Bob Fant, yes; Melissa Posinski, yes.
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-09: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUEL OF THE JOHNSON POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion to
approve was made by Richard McMullen and Seconded by dan Cross. All approved.
Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2015-10: A RESOLUTION RATIFYING EXECUTION AND
TRANSMITAL OF OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE TO PURCHASE TRIANGLE PROERTY ON MAIN DRIVE.
Motion to approve was made by Bob Fant and seconded by Melissa Posinski. All approved.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to pay bills from the General Fund, Street Fund, Act 988 Fund
and Court Automation Fund that the council reviewed. Dan Cross made a motion to pay bills
and Richard McMullen seconded. All approved.
Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bob Fant and seconded by
Melissa Posinski. All approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm.