City Council to look at gas providers
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By a vote of 4-2, the Cadiz City Council, at its meeting last Tuesday night at Cadiz City Hall, decided to move forward with advertising for a natural gas provider with the city to receive a 1-percent franchise fee.

City Council Members Susan Bryant and Regina Wilkerson-Jasper voted against the ordinance.

Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers said the ordinance will bring an estimated $16,000 into the city coffers. City Council Member Todd King, who voted to approve, said he is in favor of the ordinance.

Bids will be accepted in writing at Cadiz City Hall by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, and the sealed bids will be publicly opened and read the following morning at 9 a.m., and then presented at the first city council meeting after the bid deadline for the council’s consideration and approval.

The city council also voted 5-1 to rescind language in the business license ordinance that requires businesses in the city to provide a list of ordinances. City Council Member Manuel Brown provided the sole “no” vote, stating that the language should stay in the ordinance and allow the city staff to no strictly enforce it.

In other business, discussion of a proposed planning and zoning fee schedule was tabled. The fee schedule didn’t get enough votes at the last city council meeting in July.

Mayor Lyn Bailey also announced that Leida Underhill will be the new Cadiz Renaissance on Main Director. Underhill will take over as Renaissance Director on Monday, Aug. 17. She fills the position that was left open by Cindy Sholar, who resigned earlier this year.
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