The City of Farber’s Board of Aldermen met in regular session at the Community Building at 5:30 p.m. On Monday, July 10 with the following members present: Mayor Ken Scott and alderpersons Carolyn Ball, Lynn Flowers, Tony Shade, Jamie Day Jr., and City Clerk Marie Bounds.
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as presented. The listing of Accounts Payable was presented and approved.
Police officers present were Chief Raymond Bumbales, Brandon Bumbales, and Brian Jarvis. The chief mentioned that the next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be July 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Building. He also discussed having Adopt-a-Block or Street to keep trash picked up and he said his officers and he will be playing ball with the Junior Patrol members. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to appoint Justin Franke as Police Chaplain.
The chief was also given authority to order five sets of badges. The police car headlights have been fixed but the control box for the light bar is not working properly. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to buy a used control box from Corporal Jarvis.
Chief Bumbales also asked to have some strobe lights mounted on the car.
Brandie Gay explained the Safe Kid event to be held at the Farber Fun Fest on August 5. There will be a dunk-a-cop for other agencies. It was decided to have a pie-in-face for the Farber police.
Chief Bumbales said he will be issuing abatements for tall grass and weeds. The computer in the police office is not working. Alderman Day will look at it.
A discussion was held on the equipment and items of no use that need to be discarded. A motion was made, seconded, and carried to dispose of these items by selling or putting in the trash. The piano is one of the items. If anyone is interested, contact City Hall. Other large items are the road grader and dump truck. The merry-go-round and jungle gym are to be mounted.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried to hire a part-time person to help Bill Stubblefield with maintenance, preferably a local citizen.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried giving the City Clerk authority to move investments from Central Bank to First State Community Bank.
Waters Superintendent Scott Allen was present. He said he would present a proposal for water tower maintenance at the August meeting. He also informed the board that the Phase One base charge has been lowered.
Alderperson Flowers mentioned that Heath Williams had donated two extra mowings of the ballpark. A discussion was also held on Farber having a Pumpkin Festival in the Fall.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried to invite Greg Deline, of Mark Twain Mobile Home Sales, to the August meeting.
The next regular scheduled meeting is August 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Building.