Mayor Costin called the Martinsville Common Council meeting to order on Monday, September 11, 2023. Fire Chaplain Mike Ellis led the prayer for those in attendance. Mayor Costin then led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOSE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
- Kenny Costin, Mayor
- Phil Deckard Sr, District 1
- Ben Mahan, District 2
- Josh Ferran District 3
- Suzie Lipps, District 4
- James Wisco, Councilman-at-Large
- Ann Miller, Councilwoman-at-Large
- Dale Coffey, City Attorney
- Ben Merida, First Deputy Clerk
A quorum was declared present.
Mayor Costin presented the minutes of the August 28, 2023 meeting to the Council. A motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Councilman Phil Deckard Sr. Councilman James Wisco seconded the motion. The minutes were approved 6-0
POW/MIA DAY PROCLAMATION
Mayor Costin read a proclamation that proclaimed Friday, September 15, 2023 POW/MIA Day in the City of Martinsville.
Consideration of Request to Digitize Public Records – presented by Ben Merida. The request was to allow the Clerk Treasurer’s office to get their public records digitized with ARC. A motion to approve the request was made by Councilman James Wisco. Councilwoman Suzie Lipps seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0
Consideration of Fire Truck Proposal – presented by Fire Chief Kevin Greene. The request was to allow the Fire Department to purchase a fire truck at a reduced cost using funds in the budget. The purchase price of the truck is $1,256,162.00 and will be paid over a seven-year term. A motion to approve the request was made by Councilwoman Suzie Lipps. Councilman James Wisco seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0
Mayor Costin presented the claims to the council. A motion to approve the claims as presented was made by Councilwoman Ann Miller. Councilman James Wisco seconded the motion. The claims were approved 6-0.
Councilwoman Ann Miller asked if the election board had decided to hold the general election in November or not. Mayor’s Executive Assistant Mack Porter reported that at the last election board meeting it was decided to proceed with the election an a, to be determined, location.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by unanimous consent.