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July 2, 2014

Lake Park City Council approves water agreement

Receives audit report

LAKE PARK — Lake Park City Council approved a territorial agreement Tuesday night for the Lowndes County Board of Education and Calvary Baptist Church to tap into Lowndes County's sewage system.

During its regular session, council received its yearly audit report, which contained two compliance issues, both due to expenditures in excess of department budgets. The Public Works budget was over $10,000, mostly due to $8,900 that the council decided to use to reimburse the capital projects fund, and the public safety budget was over by $2,170.

– Herb Wyatt reported to the council on the condition of Tom's Pond.

To improve the fish population, the pond, which is very acidic, would need to have its acidity neutralized by introducing an alkaline.

Wyatt advised the council that two tons of lime must be used per acre of the pond to neutralize the acidity and promote growth of the fish population.

“There's not much you can do to help the fish this year,” said Wyatt. “There's not much you can do to help them next year. But you can set something in motion.”

Wyatt estimated it would be three years before any great difference will be noticeable.

The council will hear Wyatt's report next month on cost estimates.

– Lake Park Police Chief James Breletic discussed instituting a new disorderly conduct ordinance for the city. If the council decides to move forward on it, it will need to hold two public hearings on the new ordinance.

– The council also welcomed new firefighters Jeremy Cole and Brandon Tebedo to the Lake Park Fire Department and thanked local Boy Scout Troop 416 for its help with Lake Park's Memorial Day events.

The next meeting of the Lake Park City Council is scheduled for 7:30 p.m, Aug. 5, Lake Park City Hall. It is open to the public.

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