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Lavaca City Council Meeting Minutes

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Minutes provided by Jack James
Lavaca Chamber of Commerce – April Meeting 4/2/18
The April meeting was called to order by President Jack James. The following members were in attendance: Jack James, Mary Rollins, Drake Smith, Holly Creel, Ken VanDusen, LeAnn Steffey, and Angela Gillooley. We also had visitors Joe Hobbs and Steve Hotz.
The meeting opened with a prayer lead by Joe Hobbs.
Steve Hotz spoke with the chamber he is running for Sebastian County Treasurer/Collector. He spoke about changes he would make if he is elected: programs for Veterans, including disabled vets possibly being exempt from taxes. Help with getting the benefits they deserve.
Jack James presented the minutes. Drake Smith moved to accept as is. Mary Rollins seconded and all approved.
Holy Creel presented the Treasurers Report: Expenses to the New Sentry and safety deposit box were paid. The Chamber recently purchased a canopy to use during events. Expenses were $290.70. End of month balance $14,083.41. We discussed a check wrote for the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce. Ken VanDusen motioned to accept the financial report and Mary Rollins seconded all approved.
Angela Gillooley presented movie in the park business: Times for April and May. April 27th was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. May 18th will be the date of the next movie. The chamber is showing the movies inside city hall during the colder months, starting in May weather permitting they will be moved back outdoors outside of city hall.
New Business: LeAnn presented cruise night information. The band is booked. Jack James will make a flyer. Kid’s area was discussed bounce arounds, kettle corn, Kona Ice, Cotton Candy, and t shirt sponsors. Angela Gillooley will take care of trash cans for the event. We will have all our local food Steffey’s, Rub em Tender, etc. We need radio stations to advertise and t-shirt sponsors.
Jack James presented Arts and Crafts report. He has reserved the Lavaca Senior
Citizens Center for the event. It will be held on October 27th. He will talk to Mike Ray about mowing the field for the event. Jack James has a list of vendors we need to contact.
New Business: The new Dollar General was approved and is being built next to Steffey’s Pizza now.
Joe Hobbs is interested in starting a Historical Society in Lavaca. He discussed getting the old gym registered by the National Historical Society. They discussed ideas for funding. The old gym is currently not being used. It could be torn down if not registered by the N.H.S. It could potentially be turned into a museum if registered. This would be great for our community.
Mary Rollins moved to adjourn and Ken VanDusen seconded. All approved. Next meeting is May 7th

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