The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6 p.m. on March 4, 2019 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Reed. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary and Contract Operator Eric Bowens.

Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting, Deposits & Disbursements, Monthly water report, Account Balances and copies of two new Ordinances were given to all present.

Mayor Alan Garrett called the meeting to order.

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Bill Anderson and seconded by Gene Bruner and carried unanimously.

A motion to approve the minutes from the last meeting was made by Gene Bruner and seconded by Ray Bange and carried unanimously.

A motion to approve the payment of the bills was made by Ray Bange and seconded by Bill Anderson and carried unanimously.

There were no visitors.

Water/Waste Water Report: Had one meter freeze but John was able to thaw it out quickly. This happened because the meter lid was off. It’s very important to keep the lids on so if you notice there is one off please contact the office. We are Batch Discharging our lagoon and at this time it is open. We hope to be able to shut it off after this month.

Street Maintenance: Hopefully the weather will begin to warm up and John can get to work on the roads. We need to replace the Blade on the tractor as it is worn out.

Introduction and Consideration of Ordinances. Carol presented to new ordinances to the Board. One on Lead Ban and the other on Cross Connection.

A motion to approve the ordinance Number 2019-1 was made by Ray Bange and seconded by Hannah Reed and carried unanimously.

A motion to approve ordinance Number 2019-2 was made by Bill Anderson and seconded by Hannah Reed and carried unanimously.

Positive Thoughts. No ice at this time going to warm up soon.

A motion to adjourn the meeting at 7 p.m. was made by Bill Anderson and seconded by Ray Bange and carried unanimously.

Submitted by Carol Dryden, City Clerk