The Atlantic City Council will meet in a regular session beginning 5:30-p.m. Wednesday, at City Hall. During the meeting, the Council will hear from Kris Erickson, a wastewater treatment plant employee who also serves as a part-time City Code Enforcement person. City Administrator John Lund says since Erickson assumed responsibility for Code Enforcement, the process has become “Less bureaucratic, more efficient and much more effective.” Erickson will talk to the Council about the past summer’s code enforcement activities and answer questions the Council may have.
The Council will discuss as well, three applications received for City Attorney. Applications have been submitted by: Clint Fichter, with Fichter Municipal Services and Law; J.C. Van Ginkel, with Van Ginkel Law Offices; and, David Weiderstein, wito Otto, Lawrence and Weiderstein Law Offices. Weiderstein is the Cass County Attorney and former Attorney for the City of Atlantic, who has agreed to step-in temporarily, until the position is filled. The City Attorney’s job became open when Jamie Arnold resigned, in August. The City’s Personnel and Finance Committee does not have a recommendation for the Council with regard to the current applicants, and want the Council to offer input before a motion is made.
In other business, the Atlantic City Council will act on setting Sat., Oct. 31st, from 5-until 7-p.m., and the date and times for Halloween trick or treating. Mayor Dave Jones will also act on a proclamation declaring Sept. 17th through the 23rd as “Constitution Week,” marking the 238th Anniversary of drafting of the U-S Constitution, and, the Council will act on an order closing certain City streets for the Oct. 10th 2015 Fireman’s Parade, the route for which remains unchanged from last year. Downtown streets will be closed along the route beginning at 5:30-p.m. Oct. 10th, with the parade line-up beginning on 2nd Street, from Walnut to Linn.
The Council will also hold the second reading of ordinances pertaining to provisions for Mayor and Council Compensation, and Fiscal Management and Accountability. And, prior to adjourning for the evening, the Council will enter into a closed session to discuss strategy with legal counsel over matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent, and where disclosure would likely be prejudice, or a disadvantage to the position of the City.