Suzi Collins, secretary of the Eagle Point Community Association, addressed the city council to thank them for their generous gift of $11,000 to help fund celebrations in the city. The Association sponsors several events during the year, including the Fourth of July celebration, including the parade and fireworks.
Other business to come before the council was the approval of a tentative subdivision plat amendment for the Greenhills Village project on Diane Way, which is located between the football stadium and the Buchanan Ditch. The project was originally proposed to be high density housing.
The council approved a proposal to disburse funds remaining from the Jackson County Housing Authority Fund and to sub-grant remaining outstanding repair loans to the Jackson County Housing Authority. The amount in the account is $131,907 which will be split equally between Food and Friends and Access.
The council approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Galbreath and Associates for Lucas Park design and approved a staff recommendation changing the job description and wage scale for the planning director position. Currently the position is within the teamsters bargaining unit and the new position will be considered a management position.
Police chief Vern Thompson reported that there will be extra patrols around the city on the fourth of July and they will be cracking down on illegal fireworks. He also reported that there will be two plain-clothed officers who will be enforcing the law concerning the use of illegal fireworks. The countryside and the city have many areas of tall dry grass that present an extreme fire danger and he and his force will be out there doing everything possible to prevent fires. The weather report is for very hot weather and that makes for a volatile situation.
The next council meeting will be on July 9, beginning at 7 p.m.