Following roll call and the determination of a quorum, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the group got down to business. After minutes from the prior meeting were approved, department reports were considered and the council agreed to move the unfinished business segment of the agenda, which was opening bids for items listed in the paper, to the end of the meeting.
First on the new business were representatives of FEMA which aided the officials in passing and enacting an emergency clause for Resolution 2010-2-1, this resolution was for the city to obtain flood insurance. The ordinance/resolution was read by Ash Flat Clerk Charlotte Goodwin and was later passed by a unanimous vote via an emergency clause. This ordinance is outlined in full in the Villager Journal.
Finally in the last agenda item under new business, council voted to enact an ordinance which established the procedure for calling a special meeting. The ordinance detailed manners in which the mayor may call the special meetings, established the chain of command in which the alderman were to be notified and further detailed ways in which special meetings can be called by three alderman. The ordinance also outlined that no business other than the item the meeting was called for can be conducted and further specified the manner in which the local media must be contacted at least two hours prior to the meeting. This ordinance was also enacted stating the recorder would take minutes at special called meeting in the same fashion as regular city council meetings.
The ordinance was also enacted by an emergency clause, which puts it into effect immediately. With all new business discussed, council then opened sealed bids for property listed for sale in the newspaper and winning bidders were announced.
Ash Flat City Council meets at regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ash Flat City Hall. The public is always welcome to attend these meetings.