A regular monthly meeting of the Town of New Hope Board of Aldermen Town Council was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in the New Hope Town Hall. It was called to order at 7:31 p.m. by Mayor Johnny Hamm. Also present were Ald. Carol King, Ald. Bob Parmelee, and Ald. Jeff Herbst, Ald. Omar Nunez, and Ald. Alexandria Hull. None were absent.
There were 2 citizens present.
Item 1. Call to order and quorum check. Item 2. Citizen Comments. None given.
Item 3. Treasurer's report was given by Treasurer Ald. Bob Parmelee for March 2014. There was some discussion and the Treasurer's Report was accepted with some items clarified. There was a motion made by Mayor Johnny Hamm to accept the Treasurer report for September 2014. Second was made by Ald. Jeff Herbst.
Motion was made by Mayor Hamm to accept the Minutes of August 26, 2014 and approved by general consent. None opposed and all approved. Motion carried.
Item 4. Road report was given by Road Commissioner, Ald. Jeff Herbst. Road work per contract for 2013-2014 is completed.
Item 5. Andrew Hull gave recommendations concerning contractors for Park maintenance. Motion was made to have cleanup work done for Park by Ald. Bob Parmelee for $5,300 and Ald. Jeff Herbst made a second. Motion carried and all approved. No annual contract was approved by Council. There will be a workshop discussing the ongoing needs of the Park.
Item 6. There was one bid received and opened by Atty. John Rapier from Rick Richardson, R&D Paving to maintain Town of New Hope Roads for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Ald. Jeff Herbst made a motion to accept the bid and Mayor Johnny Hamm made a second. None opposed and all approved.
Item 7. Atty John Rapier gave information concerning small taxing unit notice. A motion was made by Mayor Hamm to accept the Ordinance No. 2014-006 setting the Town's 2014-2015 ad valorem tax rate. A second was made by Ald. Jeff Herbst. Motion carried and all approved.
Item 8. There was some discussion concerning appointment of Mayor Pro Tem. Ald. Carol King made a motion to appoint Ald. Jeff Herbst as Mayor Pro Tem and Ald. Bob Parmelee made a second. Motion carried and all approved.
Item 9. The next Town of New Hope Town Council meeting is scheduled for November 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.