Tuesday night the Batesville City Council gathered for a brief regular business meeting.
Chief Alan Cockrill stated in the report from Batesville Police Department that they have closed their office to the public amid concerns of COVID-19, but officers remain active in responding to calls and other emergencies.
During the Engineer’s Report, City Engineer Damon Johnson reported city operations including water, wastewater, sanitation, and construction are still underway.
“The basic city services will continue. We will continue to make water under all circumstances… No reason to be concerned. Don’t buy bottled water, there’s lots of tap water,” Johnson said.
Mayor Rick Elumbaugh proclaimed the month of April as National Safe Digging Month.
The Council also authorized a resolution for the issuance of revenue bonds by the City of Batesville Public Facilities Board.
Councilmember Tommy Bryant noted, as included in section two of the resolution that the City of Batesville “assumes no liability or responsibility for the repayment of the Bonds. The Bonds are no a debt of or pledge of the credit of the City, and the City is not obligated to pay debt service on the Bonds.”
View the full resolution below.
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