By Joe Gaskill
The Copperhill City Council met Tuesday September 16th 2013. Items on the agenda included resolutions regarding water rates, purchases for the city, and an ordinance on the Police and policy procedure manual.
The first resolution presented Tuesday addressed the water rates for non-profit organizations such as local churches and the Masonic Lodge. The resolution would change nonprofit water rates inside and outside of the city to $30.00 for the first 2000 gallons and $5.80 after that. The resolution met no resistance and was motioned for acceptance by Vice Mayor David Herring and seconded by Kathy Stewart.
Other resolutions included purchases over the allowed $250 amount. The first purchase asked for by city employees was a letter folder for city hall. The letter folder would cost $300 and was approved by the council. The second resolution asked for the purchase of a radar for the police car in the amount of $750. The radar would be purchased as certified refurbished from a company that specialized in police radar products in order to save money. A motion was made to accept by Kathy Stewart and seconded by Bill Standridge leading the council to approve the resolution.
The last purchase resolution was for a new vehicle for the city water and sewer department. The vehicle had already been located by city employees and would cost the city $19,066.95. The vehicle would be purchased from the city water and sewer fund and would be purchased at Mountain Valley Motor. The resolution to purchase the vehicle was motioned for approval by Vice Mayor David Herring and seconded by Kathy Stewart then approved unanimously by council.
The last item on the agenda included an ordinance on the police policy and procedure manual. City Police Chief Billy Brackett was present at the meeting and assured the council that every city needed the manual to be up to date and that the new manual had included some recent changes. He also stated that the police policy and procedure manual would be open to the public for observation if there were any concerns. Vice Mayor David herring made a motion to accept the ordinance and Kathy Stewart seconded with approval from council following.
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