AMBOY – The Amboy City Council met on Monday, March 18, 2013, in the community building with all members present. There were only eight people in attendance for the short meeting.
There were not many items to be reported from the committees. Alderman Dave Shaw advised that the Depot Museum is now open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Last Sunday they had an attendance of 16 people, which was good for this time of the year.
Alderman Oester reported that the park board had a meeting on March 7, and that they will need a new board member as Ken Jones has resigned after many years on the board. He also announced that the park cleanup is tentatively scheduled for April 5, weather permitting.
Alderman Hoy reported that at the finance committee meeting, it was suggested that it should be rearranged as to from which accounts bills should be paid. Sometimes the bills are not paid from the correct funds. This would lead to a better understanding of city finances.
Alderman Nauman advised that the street department is filling potholes as necessary. Alderman Oester reported that the water department will have both water towers inspected by Liquid Engineers. In the sewer department all pumps are back in service and they are looking for a generator that will come on automatically. They might be able to get a smaller one for less money that will do just as well. Willett-Hofmann has completed a survey of the manholes and will be putting out for bids.
Under unfinished business, the park board requested that $6,000 be moved from the Mower Fund to the New Building Fund, which would help pay for the new building at the park that would include batting cages. Money is put into the mover fund each month, however, the current mowers are still fairly new and in good shape so the amount of $6,000 would be more beneficial in the new building fund at this time. Insurance has been checked and the new building will only cost an additional $114 per year. The council approved the motion to transfer the funds.
There was no new business to be acted upon.
The building inspector reported no new permits issued this month.
The animal control report indicated three dog calls: one owner retrieved, one returned to owner with citation, and one unable to be found.
There were no legal updates, concerns from the audience, or concerns from the council.
Mayor Mekeel advised that the Lions Easter Egg Hunt would be at the city park on Saturday, March 30, and a Meet the Candidates Night would be held Tuesday, March 26, at the community building with doors opening at 6 p.m.
With no further business or comments from the attorney, audience, council, or mayor, the meeting was adjourned.