Eaton council member vacates seat


By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com



EATON — Craig Moormeier resigned from Eaton City Council effective Monday, April 15.

Council noted his resignation and declared council seat vacancy during the meeting on that same day.

“We received a call earlier today. With his new responsibilities with his job, he deemed it necessary for fairness of council and the public to vacate his seat. We all know [Moormeier] was going to leave and not run for council again. He indicated he wouldn’t be able to make very many council meetings and thought it would be fair to everyone if we filled his seat,” Mayor Gary Wagner said.

In other business:

•Council approved a resolution establishing an organizational listing with job classification titles, staff levels and assigned pay grades for 2019. The only change to the organizational listing was that of Director of Law, setting his salary at $70,000.

•Council approved a resolution authorizing the transfer of certain general revenue funds to special revenue funds. Funds were transferred to the following funds: $225,000 Public Safety Fund, $16,250 Recreation Fund, $20,000 Fort St. Clair Fund, and $15,000 Swimming Pool Fund.

•The first reading was done to amend an ordinance for annual appropriation for fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019.

•Council approved a resolution awarding the bid and authorizing the city manager to enter into a contract for the annual rock salt bid. It was determined by council that the bid from Detroit Salt Company in the amount of $94.81 per ton was the lowest and best bid.

•Council approved a resolution to award the bid and authorize the city manager to execute the contract for the 2019 municipal paving project. It was determined by council that the bid from Wagner Paving of $292,782.30 was the lowest and best bid.

•Council approved a resolution approving the disposal of property no longer needed for municipal purposes. The Public Maintenance Division has a 2007 front-mount 72” Grasshopper mower, model 928D, that has recently been replaced and will no longer be of service to the operation. This resolution approves the disposal of that equipment by listing it for sale on internet auction at a minimum selling price of $2,000.

•Council approved a resolution approving the disposal of property no longer needed for municipal purposes. The Public Maintenance Division has a 2005 front-mount 52” Grasshopper mower, model 727K, that has recently been replaced and will no longer be of service to the operation. This resolution approves the disposal of that equipment by listing it for sale on internet auction at a minimum selling price of $2,000.

City of Eaton will hold their next council meeting on Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m. in the Eaton Municipal Building.

By Kelsey Kimbler

kkimbler@registerherald.com

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH