City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For February 1, 2016
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor John Jaeger called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present at the meeting were Jaeger, Ted Blaszak, John Giudice, Roy Schulz, and David Tysz. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer was also in attendance. In attendance in the audience were Keith Andersson, Debbie Groom, Diane Harp, Monte Morgan, Matt Morkert and Fred Wagner.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Diane Harp reported the coalition has their prescription drop box on order so people can drop off unused prescriptions. There will be additional mental health classes added, and they will be doing a suicide prevention class.
Matt Morkert was in attendance from Century West Engineering and reported the following: ~The USDA grant for our water system has been finalized. He presented the USDA Grant pay estimate no. 1 for $24,100.41 for the meters and the program for the remote read meters. John Giudice made a motion to approve the USDA Pay Estimate No. 1 for $24,100.41. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. ~The Department of Health has a planning-only grant for $25,000 for water system design and updating water plans before construction. He would like to apply for the grant to design the water line to the cemetery. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the grant to Department of Health for $25,000 for a water system design for the cemetery. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. ~CDBG has a planning-only grant available. Matt Morkert is recommending we apply for the sewer I and I report to analyze the improvements we have made and the impact on the treatment plant. This is in our NPDES permit, and the city has to do the report in the next year and a half. He explained how they would do the monitoring and asked the council to put another $8,000 with the grant. John Giudice made the motion to apply for the CDBG for $24,000 and to add an additional $8,000 from the city for a sewer planning-only grant. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all were in favor. IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Monty Morgan was in attendance and asked the council to consider applying for the Whitman County .09 Grant to connect the community center to the Empire Theatre. He showed the council three designs. John Giudice said that the city might not have the means to keep up with the costs for the community center. Roy Schulz and Ted Blaszak said we should try to get the .09 grant.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: Mayor Jaeger said Richard Kelly contacted the city and said he needed to resign his council position. Ted Blaszak made a motion to accepted Richard Kelly's resignation. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. VI. OLD BUSINESS: A. FOOTBALL FIELD: The school would like to purchase the football field. Stephen Bishop is trying to get information on a price.
Mayor Jaeger asked the council to consider moving the meeting from February 15 to the 22nd, since the 15th is President’s Day. Dave Tysz made a motion to extend the regular meeting from February 15 to February 22nd. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. NEGOTIATIONS: The mayor asked if the negotiations will be final by the 22nd of February. This will be on the agenda for the 22nd. There was discussion.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS: Mayor Jaeger said there are three people who are interested. The council will talk to the people on the 22nd before the council meeting. B. CEMETERY: We will close the application process by February 19, 2016. There was discussion. C. APPOINT FINANCE OFFICER: Ted Blaszak said he will do it temporarily. D. SMALL WORKS ROSTER INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT/RESOLUTION: Browning presented an Interlocal Agreement Establishing a Small Works Roster with the Town of Fairfield, Town of Latah, Town of Waverly and the City of Tekoa. After reviewing the interlocal agreement, Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the interlocal agreement as presented. Ted Blaszak seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. Resolution No. 16-1 was presented, establishing the small works roster. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve Resolution No. 16-1 as presented. Ted Blaszak seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. VIII. REPORTS: A. MAYOR’S REPORT:(Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger did not have a report. B. COUNCIL REPORTS: Ted Blaszak reported he attended the AWC legislative session in Olympia, had a second parks committee meeting and it is looking good for funding, and the parks department is working on a grant for the trestle. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE January 4, 2016, MEETING MINUTES: Dave Tysz made a motion to approve the January 4, 2016, meeting minutes as presented. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Dave Tysz made a motion to approve payroll checks 12135 to 12141 and EFT payroll checks totaling $20,970.86; and check number 12117 from December 31, 2015, and check number 12126 through 12134 and 12142 through 12157 and EFT checks for $73,209.94 as presented. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 p.m. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ____________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor ATTEST: ____________________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer