Cave City City Council meets; progress reported on paying down loan, maternity leave addressed in policy review, and more

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No old business was on the agenda for last night’s Cave City City Council meeting. The following new business was discussed and handled, according to a release from Mayor Jonas Anderson.

Water & Sewer: Steady progress is being made on paying down the city’s well loan. By paying extra principal each month, the city is on track to pay it off early — saving the city thousands of dollars in interest and getting the city ready to tackle the next large upgrade to the system. The balance is expected to be under $100,000 by early 2019, according to the mayor.

Property Tax Millage: Each year the council has to certify the local property tax millage to the county in time for the quorum court to address it countywide. The mayor recommended to keep the millage for 2019 at the 2018 rate of 5, and the council agreed.

Resolution 2018-05: The council passed this resolution to approve the expenditure of funds necessary to tear down two structures on city property behind Cave City City Hall. Though not in the city’s original 2018 budget, funds are available to cover it. Demolition is scheduled to begin in the next few days, and it was noted that pedestrians need to be cautious along Union Street during this time.

Personnel Policy Update: The city’s last policy review was 2007, and last night’s main goal was to add a section on maternity leave, according to the mayor. A few other modifications were made, such as allowing employees to take leave in increments of an hour instead of requiring a full day off; increasing bereavement leave from two days to three; and making it clear employees can use sick leave to care for a sick spouse or another family member.

Upcoming Meetings:

Planning Commission Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Regular Meeting Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

End-of-Year Meeting
 Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.

Voting at the Cave City Community Center:

Nov. 1-Nov. 2 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 3 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 5 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 6 (Election Day) – 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Questions should be directed to theSharp County Clerk’s office by calling (870)-994-7361.

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