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May 15th City Council Meeting

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Date: 5/17/2017 10:05 am
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The Valley City Council held its second regular scheduled meeting of May on Monday, May 15th, 2017, in the Council Chambers at Valley City Hall.

Mayor Leonard Riley called the meeting to order at 6:00PM. The invocation was given by Councilmember Marquetta Madden and Councilmember Paul Story led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmembers Lana Wiggins and Jimmy Gilson were absent.

Prior to official council business a public hearing was held to confirm costs of abatement of the following properties:

  • 273 Johnson Street
  • Camilla Street

The May 15th financial audit report for the city was given as follows:

  • Checking account previous balance.................. $5,057,501.75
  • Total deposits all funds.............................................. $75,331.56
  • Total expenditures all funds.................................... $100,512.22
  • Total on-hand all funds......................................... $5,032,321.09

During the Mayor’s Communications Councilmember Paul Story read and presented proclamations on the following

  • Declaring the week of May 21st – 27th as Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Valley, Robert McGregor accepted on behalf of the Valley EMS
  • Supporting the designation of May 26, 2017, as “National Poppy Day” and declaring the week of May 26 – 30, 2017 as “Poppy Days” in the City of Valley, Barbara Brooks and Nita Abney accepted on behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary Valley Unit 67

The following actions were taken by the city council at the May 15th meeting:

  • Approved the minutes from the May 8th, 2017, council meeting
  • Accepted the May 15th financial audit report
  • Approved unanimously the following resolutions on the Consent Agenda
    • Resolution 17-059R confirming the cost of nuisance abatement on property at 273 Johnson Street and imposing a lien of $7,219.14 on the property
    • Resolution 17-060R confirming the cost of nuisance abatement on property at Camilla Street and imposing a lien of $3,550 on the property
    • Resolution 17-061R declaring property at 3154 Columbus Road as a public nuisance and authorizing the abatement of the nuisance
    • Resolution 17-062R declaring property at 112 Denna Drive as a public nuisance and authorizing the abatement of the nuisance

John Boles of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC spoke to council on the city’s recently completed 2016 Financial Audit stating that the audit was given an unmodified opinion, which is the best opinion an audit can receive. He summed up his report saying the financial health of the city was very, very good.

Mayor Riley adjourned the council meeting at 6:30PM on this the 15th day of May 2017.

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