Eddyville City Council hosted a meeting on March 1 at 6 p.m. The meeting took place virtually via Zoom and was streamed live on Facebook, however, Mayor John Choat, Police Chief Jaime Greene, and Water/Sewer Superintendent James Peters met at City Hall and practiced social distancing throughout the meeting.
After Choat led the pledge of allegiance, City Council meeting minutes from Feb. 1, 2021 were approved. There was no public participation at this meeting.
Councilwoman Julie Wadlington took a moment and asked for an update from Choat regarding City Hall reopening and resuming in-person services. Choat answered, “I’ll be watching the numbers and taking recommendations.”
Choat is reluctant to return to normal service. At February’s City Council meeting, Choat referenced a survey indicating that only 10% of city councils in other cities are open to the public. Choat also mentioned that Lyon County and Eddyville are experiencing an uptick in cases.
Fire Chief Josh Schenk presented his department’s report. The fire department hosted three meetings in February. There was a total of seven incidents in February.
Green gave the police Department report. There was a total of 14 police cases in February. Ten arrests were made — all were adult offenders, no juveniles. One-hundred-six service calls were made to the police department during the month. In addition to her role as chief of police, she is also responsible for the Facebook live stream at City Hall.
Peters gave the Water and Sewer Report. The intake withdrawal from Cumberland River is 52%, and Kuttawa Springs well intake withdrawal is 48%. The Kuttawa Springs intake was not tapped for water usage by the city in February. The department pulled a pump at the Main Lift Station caused by a seal fail — they replaced it with a spare pump.
The street department report for February primarily detailed snow-related maintenance, park maintenance, and seasonal preparations.
The next City Council meeting will be on Monday, April 5 at 6 p.m.