City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For December 2, 2019
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Troy Wilson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present at the meeting were Wilson, Alyssa Heagy, John Jaeger, Mary LaSalle, Roy Schulz, and Dave Tysz. Clerk/Treasurer Kynda Browning was also in attendance.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Wilson asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Wilson, Alyssa Heagy, John Jaeger, Mary LaSalle and Dave Tysz were sworn in.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Diane Harp reported on Neighbor’s Watch.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Diane Harp asked if Mayor Wilson has a timeline for the home to be removed from the property near the trail. The council asked to have it moved in 30 days. There was discussion, and it was decided to contact our attorney Eric Hanson about what we can do legally.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. SEWER RATE INCREASES: Asher Davison – was not in attendance.
B. CITY OWNED BUILDINGS: We are waiting for information from Joni Hay Smith.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. 2020 FINAL BUDGET HEARING: Mayor Wilson opened the public hearing. There was discussion about the budget. Browning presented Ordinance No. 853 and Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the 2020 budget Ordinance No. 853 as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. JANNUARY AND FEBRUARY MEETING DATES: There will just be the first meeting of the month in January and February because of Martin Luther King and Presidents’ Day.
A. MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Wilson reported he will meet with Riverkeepers and DOE on Wednesday to look at the sewer plant.
B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: There was none.
C. COUNCIL REPORTS: Alyssa Heagy said the ambulance board asked the council to talk to constituents about becoming an EMT. There was discussion. John Jaeger asked about burning the pile.
D. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. November 18, 2019, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to pay payroll check numbers 14431 through 14443 and EFT checks in the amount of $20,095.45 and check numbers 14444 through 14460 and EFT checks in the amount of $10,796.90 as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: ________________________________ Troy Wilson – Mayor