The March 16 Raymond City Council meeting was just minutes away from being canceled as a few of the council members had other commitments or were running fashionably late, but they did reach a quorum and conducted normal business for the city.
Raymond Mayor Jason Dunsmoor slammed the gavel to start the meeting at 6:09 pm and went right into actionable items of the agenda. The quorum of council members Sovereign, Robinson, Randy Flemetis and Vicki Flemetis were joined by the regular attendees of department heads and spent $280,000 in claims ($113,347) and payroll ($166,665) on the approval of the consent agenda.
One letter of note was brought to the attention of council by Raymond City Clerk Clerk Hester Gilleland; the annual request to utilize a city park for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt by the American Legion. April 5, will be the date of the Hunt starting at 1 pm at the 8th Street Park. The council approved the request.
The council also took the advisement of the Raymond City Planning Commission after a Public Hearing was held March 10, for the placement of the Lions Club Recycling Trailer to the 101 Quick Stop (Chevron Gas Station, 622 Heath Street). It should soon be relocated to its new location as the Conditional Use Agreement was approved and signed.
Department Head Reports noted the testing of a new Raymond Fire Captain is currently in progress with results to be announced April 2.
Public Works stated that the city Spring Clean-up will run from April 20-25, and Mayor Dunsmoor notified the council that he would be bringing contracts and proposed water rates for the April 6 meeting.
The council moved into an Executive Session at 6:14 pm, returning at 6:25 to vote and approve the Memorandum of Understanding for the Teamsters Court Clerk.
The next Raymond City Council Meeting is scheduled for April 6 at 6 pm at Raymond City Hall.