City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For January 22, 2018
The following gave a presentation concerning future upgrades to the sewer plant: Dennis Fuller, Century West Engineering; Kim Prisock, Department of Ecology; and Jerry White, Riverkeepers at 6:00 p.m. at the Tekoa High School.
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor John Jaeger called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m. Council members present at the meeting were Jaeger, John Giudice, Roy Schulz, Wendy Sienknecht, Carol Sturman, and Dave Tysz. Clerk/Treasurer Kynda Browning was also in attendance. Audience attendees were Keith Andersson, the Fletcher family, Bill and Diane Harp, Alyssa Heagy and Fred Wagner.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: There was none.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. COMMUNITY CENTER BASEMENT: Mayor Jaeger received an estimate for a maximum amount of $1,800 for Cooper Angelo to clean out and discard of all the items in the community center basement at $15.00 an hour. After discussion, Carol Sturman made a motion to approve Mayor Jaeger hiring Cooper Angelo to clean out the community center basement at $15.00 an hour, up to $1,800.00. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPEALS COMMITTEE REPORT: Browning presented a brief statement describing what happened at the appeals committee hearing for Keith Andersson’s building on the corner of Crosby and Main. The committee (Robert Heagy, William Tate and Bob Hill) voted to uphold the unfit dwelling committee’s recommendation for the timeline for repair as follows: a. 30 days to remove all debris and fallen bricks that are scattered around the south wall extending onto area adjacent to the street. b. 60 days to remove collapsed roof materials from building and remove from site. c. 90 days to provide city with rehabilitation timeline plan with signed contracts with a contractor. The attorney is writing up the Facts-in-Finding to give to Mr. Andersson. Mayor Jaeger suggested to the council that Mr. Andersson start paying for the fence around his building if he asks the council for an extension on the 60 days to remove the collapsed roof materials. C. ARENA: Mayor Jaeger gave a letter to the past president of the Iron Horse Arena, Bill Harp and to the current president, Tom Kliewer, to read over and make changes to it. He will then send it to the lifetime members to get their thoughts on what to do with the arena. D. ORDINANCE VACATING ALLEYS AND STREETS AT FOOTBALL FIELD: Ordinance No. 842 vacating alleys and streets at the football field was presented to the council again, adding the right to retain utility easements. After reviewing Ordinance No. 842, John Giudice made a motion to approve it as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. E. BUILDING INSPECTOR: Mayor Jaeger would like Zach Lanham to work with the new building inspector, Steve Haxton, on the outstanding permits. He is suggesting we pay Zach Lanham $50.00 for each time he comes to Tekoa to work with Steve Haxton. Dave Tysz made a motion to pay Zach Lanham $50.00 per trip to Tekoa to help with the building inspections. Wendy Sienknecht seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. VII. NEW BUSINESS: Mayor Jaeger told the council they need to select a Mayor Pro-tempore. John Giudice made a motion to appoint Troy Wilson as the Mayor Pro-tempore. Wendy Sienknecht seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. VIII. REPORTS: A. MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Jaeger talked about the city applying for the .09 funds for 2018 to remodel the kitchen, put windows in the front, and put in new flooring, if the school doesn’t apply for the grant. He also talked about sewer rates we might be charging in the future. He will bring information to the next meeting. B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: Browning didn't have a report. C. COUNCIL REPORTS: There were none. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE JANUARY 2, 2018, MEETING MINUTES: Dave Tysz made a motion to approve the January 2, 2018, 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 January 12, 2018, EFT payroll checks totaling $5,653.00; December 31, 2017, check numbers 13242 through 13249 for $11,217.32; January 12, 2018, check numbers 13250 through 13268 for $50,068.67; and voided check number 13221, as presented. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Dave Tysz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor ATTEST: _______________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer