Mayor Henry is away. Council member Harvey presides
.Sound is pretty bad. Meeting opens with a man who contracted COVID-19 telling about his experience while sick. Pretty bad and he encourages people to get vaccinated.
I could not out anything the second speaker said
3rdspeaker announced a community clean up this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church's parking lot.
Father got up to speak about his son's death, which currently is ruled a suicide, though still under investigation. Father says was murder. He has attended council meetings regularly to push this point and continuing investigation. His sister gets up later to request further investigation as well.
Invitation to attend a meeting to discuss work by the Sustainability commission
Discussion over the findings of the Hollywood Lounge investigation. Owner appears concerned about some issues regarding to the outcome. Again very hard to hear.
Plug for voting for a grant for the Carbondale Dog Park and a nationwide Alert Test.
Possible collaboration with Jackson County Board to fund replacement of the HVAC system at the Eurma Hayes Center.
Presentation by Keep Carbondale Beautiful on landscaping the area where the Day's Inn used to stand. Cannot put any benches or anything permanent structures in because the location is classified a flood plain.
3 items pulled from consent discussion for discussion. Consent agenda minus those items approved. Apparently Mayor-protem Harvey is concerned about letting contracts out to bid to contractors outside of Carbondale and Jackson County . All are approved.
Discussion of the design for the Multi-Modal Transit Station. Preference appears for the traditional design for the building. Council voted to appropriate money for the building and to tentatively approve the traditional design, incorporating a potential parking garage and pedestrian overpass should funding come available.
Last item of business was selling a piece of property the city had acquired from the country because the owner failed to pay taxes.
Adjourned after about two hours.