Town of Imboden Council Meeting  Minutes for June 10, 2013

  1. Call   to order-Mayor Gene Dearen called to order the regular meeting of the Imboden City Council on June 10, .2013 at 7:00 PM at the Imboden Fire Station.
  2. Roll   call- Mayor- Recorder-Treasurer Jones conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Recorder-Treasurer Steve Jones, Alderman Joe Chappell, Rebecca Jones, Dan Matthews, and Doug Swink. Nick Bagwell, Streets/Parks Superintendent and Ryan Cooper, City Attorney.  Also in attendance was Bob Glass from the Ozark Journal, Kay Bradford and Mrs. Anita Davidson.
  3. Approval   of minutes from last meeting-Recorder-Treasurer Jones gave each member present a copy of the minutes from the May 13, 2013 meeting. The minutes were approved as presented on a motion made by Joe Chappell and seconded by Doug Swink. Vote was four for and none against.
  4. Financial   Statement and Monthly expenditures were approved.- Recorder-Treasurer Jones gave each member present a copy of the May 31, 2013 financial statements and monthly expenditures from the General Fund, Fire   Department, Water and Sewer Revenue, and Street Department. They were   approved as presented on a motion made by Doug Swink and seconded by Rebecca Jones. Vote was four for and none against.
  5. Old   Business
    1. Rebecca Jones reported on the implementation of the animal control,     ordinance.
    2. Rebecca Jones reported that     letters for registration on Occupation Ordinances were mailed and a report would be made at the next council meeting on received     registrations.
    3. Recorder-Treasurer Jones informed council that a clean-up letter had been sent to property owner of     home of Fair Park Drive.
  6. Water   and Sewer Report-Water and Sewer Report was given by Nick Bagwell in absence of Terry Smith, Water/Wastewater Superintendent was absent because of illness.
  7. Animal   Control Report-Nick Bagwell reported that he has picked up eight dogs and five cats since last meeting.
  8. New   Business
    1. Recorder-Treasurer Jones reported     that Fire Chief Chris Jones had asked him to inform the council that the Imboden Volunteer fire Department would not participate in fireworks shooting on July 4th because of liability issues and delay in filing permit for the shooting.  He also reported that Chief Jones said that the issue would be reviewed in time for plan to be made for a fireworks display on July 4, 2014.
    2. Recorder-Treasurer Jones reported     that Atlas Asphalt had been contacted about a starting date of the town’s paving project and that it should be within the next 30 to 60 days. He also stated that Arkansas State Highway Department Engineers had surveyed the streets to be paved under the State of Arkansas grant program for city streets.  The following streets were accepted:

Main Street for 1st Street south to Harding Creak Bridge

West 4th Street from Main to Greyhound  Circle

Greyhound Circle form Highway 115 to Sloan-Hendrix  School

North Walnut from 1st Street to Hwy 63

The following streets were not accepted:

East 4th Street from Walnut to Elm (too narrow)

South Main from South end of Harding Creek Bridge  to end of

pavement.  (cost of bridge study too much)


Cost of the project if approved  will be approximately $170,000 to $180,000 and State Highway Department will take care of biding and everything  else involved in the project.  There will be no cost to Town of  Imboden if approved.  Town should be notified of status before  end of summer.


    1.  Recorder-Treasurer Jones reported that a lease agreement had been executed with the Arkansas Forestry Department for two years for lease of Forestry office in fire station at same rate. ($325.00 per month)
    2. Mrs. Anita Davidson addressed the council about problems with drainage     ditch in front of her property on Georgia Street.  Street Superintendent Bagwell informed Mrs. Davidson that he would meet with her immediately to see what needs to be done to fix the problem.
    3. Bagwell informed the council that street signs were being stolen as fast as he could put them up.  On a motion made by Dam Matthews and seconded by Joe Chappell it was proposed that a notice be placed in the local newspaper for a $100 reward for information  leading to the conviction of  person(s) stealing signs,  Vote was four for and none against to approve the motion
    4. Alderman Doug Swink informed the council that he is resigning effective  the end of this meeting because he is moving to Batesville.  Mayor Dearen thanked him for his service to the Town of Imboden and accepted his resignation,
  1. Adjournment

Mayor Dearen adjourned the meeting at 7:30 PM and announced that  the next meeting would be held in the Imboden Fire Station at 7:00 PM  on July 8, 2013.

Minutes  submitted by: Stephen E. Jones-Recorder Treasurer

Minutes  approved by: Gene Dearen-Mayor