December 13, 2001

City Council Quickly Handles Short Agenda At December Meeting

The Memphis City Council had a limited agenda for the December 6 meeting. Mayor Ron Alexander and Aldermen Cindy Garrett, Mike Stone and Patty Simerl approved the minutes from the previous meeting and reviewed the financial report before approving the payment of the bills.

Harlo Donelson used the citizen participation portion of the meeting to praise the work being done by the city to maintain the landscaping at the intersection of Highways 136 and 15 as an unofficial "entrance" to Memphis. He also praised the work done on the Christmas decorations and the lighting of the square.

Superintendent reports were presented by Dave Kittle and Marshal Terry Simerl while a written report was read from the street department.

Kittle noted some continued problems getting access to a few homes in Memphis for electric meter reading. He cited the Ed Hogarth residence, a vacant house owned by Garry Briggs as well as the Pearlanna Robinson residence as buildings the meter reader was having trouble gaining access to the meters.

The street department report stated the crews had hauled and installed 300 ton of riprap around Lake ShowMe. The dirt work was completed on the city's drainage ditch project. The report also noted adjoining landowners had been contacted regarding brush growing in the drainage ditch.

Marshal Simerl indicated he had investigated a complaint regarding parked vehicles on Lindell Avenue and noted the site passed his inspection.

The council then adjourned into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel.

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