City to consider burn ban Monday
by Dolores Hamilton
The Iowa Park City Council will consider issuing a burn ban at its meeting that will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, in the council chambers of city hall, 103 E. Cash St.
The council will be asked to approve an ordinance declaring a state of disaster for the city, resulting from the potential threat of fires due to drought conditions and adverse weather conditions and implement temporary restrictions for the use of combustible materials in an outdoor environment and establish penalties for violators.
Other agenda items include:
• Review proposals to provide the city with auditing services and consider authorizing the city manager to negotiate an agreement with the most responsible bidder;
• Public hearing to determine whether the 1989 Chevrolet sports utility vehicle, located at 109 W. Garden, should be abated in accordance with the junked vehicle regulations outlined in the city’s Code of Ordinances;
• Consider amending the General Fund budget transferring notes payable funds for the use of the purchase of a police department patrol cruiser and a street department dump truck and documenting the use of lease/purchase funds from JP Morgan Chase for use in the purchase of the patrol cruiser and dump truck;
• Receive a report on the city’s current financial condition and future needs.
Newman said the city had been receiving requests from customers to pay their bills online with a credit or debit card. She said they are looking at different programs to see if it is feasible.
In other business, the council amended the list of authorized signers for municipal accounts at State National Bank of Texas, and authorized the mayor and city manager to utilize an automated (stamp) check signer for payroll and accounts payable checks.