M2018-08
Minutes of August meeting

  • Meeting called to order by Mayor Patrick Bates at 7:00 PM on Monday, Aug 20th.
  • Swore in Honorable Bud Reed as councilman place 5.
    Roll call by clerk Connie Duke, all council members present.
  • Mayor called for any public comments, there were none.
  • Approval of minutes from July special meeting. Motion to approve by Donald Gunter, second by Jimbo Quick. Approved 6-0.
  • Mayor reported receipt of sales tax payment of $16,359.98.
  • Mayor reported purchase of laptop for Town Clerk at $750.00, cell phone at $250.00 and printer for $139.88.
  • Mayor asked for permission to have Chris Price install electrical equipment for an amount not to exceed $150.00. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Donald Gunter. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to pay Berlin Community center $500.00 for September rent. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Donald Gunter. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to pay mileage to ARC Grant Training in the amount of $161.32. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Bud Reed. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to pay for Annual PO Box rental in the amount of $214.00. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Bud Reed. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to pay for Office Supplies in the amount of $38.11. Motion by Jimbo Quick, second by Bud Reed. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to pay for expenses charged by the Judge of Probate for incorporation of the Town of Berlin in the amount of $8,567.73. Motion by Donald Gunter, second by Bud Reed. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked if any other business, none from the council.
    Mayor asked for permission to purchase a bulletin board to be in compliance with state law not to exceed the amount of $400.00. Motion by Donald Gunter and second by Jimbo Quick. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to purchase equipment and cable for internet installation not to exceed the amount $300.00. Motion by Matthew Blair and second by Don Bates. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor asked for permission to hire Larry Cook CPA to do payroll and file quarterly reports not to exceed the amount of $50.00 for 3 months. Motion by Donald Gunter, second by Bud Reed. Motion passed 6-0.
  • Mayor presented information on Flo-Route for land line phone service, on advice from attorney tabled matter until written proposal.
  • Mayor presented to council the availability of email for council members.
  • Mayor asked for motion to adjourn. Motion made by Donald Gunter, second by Don Bates. Motion passed 6-0.
  • The next meeting of the Berlin Town Council will be September 17th at the Berlin Community Center.
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