Kayla Fleming/For the Times The Lafayette City Council - including (from left) Pam Cothron, Seth Blankenship and Jerry Wilmore - discussed rezoning at its meeting on July 2.

Kayla Fleming/For the Times

The Lafayette City Council - including (from left) Pam Cothron, Seth Blankenship and Jerry Wilmore - discussed rezoning at its meeting on July 2.

The Lafayette City Council discussed two rezoning amendments at its regular meeting on July 2.

The council approved the rezoning of property located at the north side of Days Road, to the east of the Highway 52 Bypass, from R1 Low Density Residential to C2 General Business.

The council also approved the rezoning of property on Freeman Street from R1 to R2.

The council also approved purchases for the water department, fire department, and police department.

The Lafayette Police Department was approved to purchase two patrol vehicles.

The council approved the purchase of a Ford F-150 4-by-4 truck for the Lafayette Fire Department. The council also approved the purchase of an F-550 truck for the water department, as well as a Caterpillar excavator and a trailer for the excavator.

Also on Tuesday, the council approved the purchase of a new generator for the Adams Springs pumping station.

"As you know, when that storm came through a week ago, the power went out, and the pump didn't work at Adams Springs," Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver told the council.

Lafayette Public Works Director Jeff Harper added, "It was all Spring Creek (pumping station) could do to keep us in water."

Harper also told the council that the purchase of the generator would require a budget amendment.

The council also approved an amendment dictating pay increases after promotions. The amendment specifies that a promoted employee's pay will either begin at the bottom of the next pay grade or increase 5 percent, whichever is higher. If either of those increases do not raise a person's pay higher than those they supervise, the city personnel committee may discuss a higher raise to be recommended to the mayor and city council.

The council also approved a mission statement for both the city council and the city of Lafayette. The mission statement for the city reads, "To provide the highest quality of life, essential infrastructure, public safety, recreational facilities, and welcoming growth within the constraints of fiscally responsible government."

The statement prepared for the city council is as follows, "To provide visionary leadership in policy making to enable the city to provide quality services at reasonable rates."