The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall. Robin Fox, Town Clerk, took roll call:
Mayor - Joe D. Shields- present
Trustees - Present -Justin McLoud, Dennis Pearson, Kathy McCracken, and Terry Riley
Town Clerk- Robin Fox -Present
Assistant Clerk- Shealynn McCracken-Present
Director of Public Works- Van Brown- Present
Audiences/Public Comment Period - Cindy McLoud, Priscilla Waggoner, and Lisa TrigIlio were present.
Minutes- Kathy McCracken moved to approve the minutes as amended. Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Bills - The finance committee reviewed the bills prior to the meeting. Terry Riley moved to approve payment of the bills in the packet, as well as, the "Bring up bills" as presented at the meeting. Dennis Pearson seconded, the motion passed unanimously.
Water Project- Rodney from GMS was unable to make the meeting so the Director of Public Works updated the board on the water project.
Expansion of Public Works Property- Director of Public Works told the board that the owners did take the counter offer of $6500. We are just now waiting on the paperwork.
Prospects of Board Members- The town council had Lisa TrigIlio and Priscilla Waggoner as prospects to become board members. Dennis Pearson moved to appoint Lisa TrigIlio and Priscilla Waggoner to the board. Mayor Shields then gave the oath of office to both.
Jennifer Schofield- She was not able to attend the meeting.
Animal Permits- The board had two animal permits presented. Justin McLoud moved to approve the permits, Dennis Pearson seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Building Permits- The board presented one building permit. Justin McLoud moved to approve the building permit, Kathy McCracken seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Liquor License- The Town Clerk presented one liquor license for renewal. Terry Riley moved to approve the liquor license renewal, Dennis Pearson seconded, motion passed unanimously. Kathy McCracken and Justin McLoud abstained.
Utility Fund- The Assistant Town Clerk asked the board if they wanted to put some of the Utility Fund into a CD or pay off a loan from Department of Local Affairs. Terry Riley moved to pay off the loan, Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Chip Seal Bids- The town had two sealed bids for the project, and reviewed both. One company could not do the project until next summer. Terry Riley moved for the Director of Public Works to speak with the other company and see if they would go down to $5 or $5.50. Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Donations- Mayor Shields asked the board if they would like to donate to a scholarship through the foundation of Lamar Community College, for students from our (county or town) going to Lamar Community College. Justin McLoud moved to donate $500, Kathy McCracken seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Adjourn- Dennis Pearson moved to adjourn the meeting, Priscilla Waggoner seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m.
Joe D. Shields, Mayor
Shealynn McCracken, Assistant Town Clerk