City Council Minutes April 2019

Pea Ridge City Council

Regular Meeting

April 16, 2019

The
Pea Ridge City Council met in a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at
7:00 p.m., in the Council Room at the City Hall Administration Building.

Those
present were: Mayor Jackie Crabtree, City Clerk Sandy Button, Aldermen Matt
Ahart, Ray Easley, Steve Guthrie and Cody Keene.  Also present was City Attorney Shane
Perry.

Others
present were: Tony Townsend, Nathan See, Annette Beard, Kevin Trevathan, Ken
Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Dino Collins, Scott Stewart, Lynn Hahn, William Coker,
Ginger Larson, Nick Larson, Marilyn Holloway, Derry Camp, Sharon Camp, Jenny Wood,
Jason Bowman, Sue Elverston, Tony Humphrey, Rick Neal, Tiffany Keene and John
Hicks.

Mayor
Jackie Crabtree called the meeting to order.

Mayor
Jackie Crabtree opened the meeting in prayer and led those present in the
Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor
Crabtree stated that Planning Commissioner Jerry Burton had resigned from the
Planning Commission after serving for many years.  Mayor Crabtree thank Mr. Burton for his years of dedication
to the City and other community services he has been involved with.

Alderman Keene moved, seconded by Alderman Ahart to approve
the minutes of the March 19, 2019 Regular Meeting.  The roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted
aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene voted aye.   Motion passed.

The Council discussed waiving the building permit,
approximately $25,000, for the new High School.  This money would be used for other items for the new High School.  Alderman Easley moved, seconded by
Alderman Guthrie to waive the High School building permit.  The roll being called, the vote was as
follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray
Easley voted aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene abstained.   Motion passed.

Captain/EMS Coordinator William Coker updated the Council on
the proposed purchase of a new Advanced Cardiac Monitor.  The quotes that we received were as
follows:

            Zoll Medical Corporation – New                   $ 30,690.44 + Tax

            Zoll Medical Corporation – Used                  $ 25,874.04 + Tax

                        Training for Zoll                                   $      964.00

            Physio-Control                                                  $ 40,726.23 – Tax Included                       

                        No
Training Needed for Physio-Control

April 16, 2019

Physio-Control has a 4-year warranty.  Zoll Medical Corporation has a 1-year
warranty.  We will not have to pay
software updates for Physio-Control. 
Zoll Medical Corporation software updates will be approximately $1,500.  City Attorney Perry stated that we
could finance this equipment on a purchase agreement for up to five years.  Both Zoll and Physio-Control offer
$5,000.00 trade in value for the current used monitor.  Coker also advised that they are still
waiting on the $10,000.00 in grant money. Captain/EMS Coordinator Coker will
report back to the Council at the May Regular Meeting.

The Fire Department requested
Council approval to surplus the 2003 E-One Ford F-550 that is no longer
feasible for use in the Fire Department. 
Alderman Guthrie moved, seconded by Alderman Easley to surplus the Fire
Department 2003 E-One Ford F-550 as requested.  The roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted
aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene voted nay.  Motion passed.

Mayor Crabtree stated the
appointment of the Fire Chief will be tabled until the regular meeting May 21,
2019.

Mayor Crabtree stated that he is still waiting on the background checks
for the 5 final candidates for Chief of Police.  After all the information is received the Mayor will begin
scheduling interviews. 

Alderman Keene, seconded by Alderman Guthrie, moved to introduce
Ordinance Number 641 by title only. 
The roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted
aye; Steven Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene voted aye.  Motion passed.

Mayor Crabtree read Ordinance
Number 641, which is entitled:

AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING PEA RIDGE MUNICIPAL CODE, TITLE

14, BY RE-ZONING
CERTAIN LANDS FROM R-1 TO R-2 PROVIDING

FOR THE
EMERGENCY CLAUSE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Alderman Guthrie, seconded by Alderman Keene, moved that the rule
requiring the reading of an ordinance by title only on three different days be
suspended. Mayor Crabtree put the question on the adoption of the motion and
the roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steven Guthrie
voted aye; and Cody Keene voted aye. 
Motion passed.

Thereupon Mayor Crabtree declared that at least two-thirds of all members
of the council have voted in favor of the motion to suspend the rule.  The motion was carried, and the rule
suspended.  Mayor Crabtree then
read the Ordinance by title only.

April 16, 2019

Alderman Keene, seconded by Alderman Easley, moved that the Ordinance be
adopted.  The question was put by
Mayor Crabtree on the adoption of the motion and the roll being called, the
vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart
voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene voted
aye.  Motion passed.

Alderman Keene, seconded by Alderman Guthrie, moved that the Emergency
Clause be adopted.  The question
was put by Mayor Crabtree on the adoption of the motion and the roll being
called, the vote was as follows: 
Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and
Cody Keene voted aye.  Motion
passed.

The Mayor thereupon declared the
Ordinance and Emergency Clause were adopted and signed the Ordinance, which was
attested by the City Recorder and sealed with the Seal of the City.

Alderman Keene, seconded by Alderman Guthrie, moved to introduce
Ordinance Number 643 by title only. 
The roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted
aye; Steven Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene voted aye.  Motion passed.

Mayor Crabtree read Ordinance
Number 643, which is entitled:

AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING PEA RIDGE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 7.17.03

USE OF
FIREWORKS; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

The Council discussed changing
the hours for selling and using fireworks.  Alderman Guthrie moved seconded by Alderman Keene to change
the hours and dates as listed below.

Fireworks may be
discharged on private property as follows:

1.             
From 12 PM to 9 PM daily on June 20th through
July 3rd

2.             
From 12 PM on July 4th to 12 AM on July 5th;

3.             
From 12 PM to 9 PM daily on July 5th through
July 7th

4.             
From 12 PM December 31st to 1 AM January 1st.

Sale of Fireworks:

  1.       From 12 PM to 9 PM daily on
    June 20th to July 7th and

      December 10th to  January 5th.

The roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted nay; Steven Guthrie
voted aye; and Cody Keene voted aye. 
Motion passed.

Suggested changes will be updated
to the ordinance and the second reading will be at the regular meeting May 21,
2019.

April 16, 2019

Alderman Easley, seconded by Alderman Ahart, moved to introduce Ordinance
Number 642 by title only.  The roll
being called, the vote was as follows: 
Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steven Guthrie voted aye;
and Cody Keene voted aye.  Motion
passed.

Mayor Crabtree read Ordinance
Number 642, which is entitled:

AN ORDINANCE WAIVING
THE REQUIREMENTS OF

COMPETITIVE
BIDDING; DECLARING AN

EMERGENCY; AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Alderman Easley, seconded by Alderman Ahart, moved that the rule
requiring the reading of an ordinance by title only on three different days be
suspended. Mayor Crabtree put the question on the adoption of the motion and
the roll being called, the vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steven Guthrie
voted aye; and Cody Keene voted aye. 
Motion passed.

Thereupon Mayor Crabtree declared that at least two-thirds of all members
of the council have voted in favor of the motion to suspend the rule.  The motion was carried, and the rule
suspended.  Mayor Crabtree then
read the Ordinance by title only.

Alderman Keene, seconded by Alderman Easley, moved that the Ordinance be
adopted.  The question was put by
Mayor Crabtree on the adoption of the motion and the roll being called, the
vote was as follows:  Matt Ahart
voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and Cody Keene voted
aye.  Motion passed.

Alderman Easley, seconded by Alderman Ahart, moved that the Emergency
Clause be adopted.  The question
was put by Mayor Crabtree on the adoption of the motion and the roll being
called, the vote was as follows: 
Matt Ahart voted aye; Ray Easley voted aye; Steve Guthrie voted aye; and
Cody Keene voted aye.  Motion
passed.

The Mayor thereupon declared the
Ordinance and Emergency Clause were adopted and signed the Ordinance, which was
attested by the City Recorder and sealed with the Seal of the City.

Alderman Guthrie moved, seconded by Alderman Keene to
adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed
unanimously.

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                     Jackie Crabtree, Mayor

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 Sandy Button,
City Clerk