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FEBRUARY 22, 2018

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Mayor Chris Keeney called the meeting to order at 2:10 pm.

Present were Council Members Katherine Hudson, Bill Burnett, Bob Fant and John Wright. Also present were Recorder/Treasurer Jennifer Allen, City Attorney Danny Wright, Assistant Fire Chief Todd Andrews, and Building Official Clay Wilson. Council Members Richard McMullen and Dan Cross were absent.

Mayor Keeney stated the Fire Department ladder truck was delivered to Arkansas Diesel & Equipment Repair over a year ago to have an oil leak fixed. The agreement was the truck would be repaired and “out the door” for $20,000.00. Last week, the City attempted to get the now non-operational truck back and was presented with a bill for over $38,000.

Mayor Keeney presented RESOLUTION 2018-04: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT TO RECOVER POSSESSION OF THE 1994 KME LADDER FIRE TRUCK. After discussion, Bob Fant made a motion to proceed with the lawsuit to get the truck back with the caveat that City Attorney Danny Wright approaches the man one more time before taking action. Katherine Hudson seconded the motion. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Due to the fact that City Attorney Danny Wright is retiring at the end of the year and this process can be long and drawn out, Bob Fant made a motion to hire an outside attorney to handle this case and was seconded by John Wright. All approved including Mayor Keeney.

Mayor Keeney asked for a motion to adjourn which was made by Bill Burnett and seconded by Bob Fant. All approved including Mayor Keeney. The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,