City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For January 5, 2015
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, John Giudice, Debbie Groom, Richard Kelly, Roy Schulz, Eileen Soldwedel, Dave Tysz, and Troy Wilson. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer, Kynda Browning; and Maintenance Supervisor, Duane Groom. In attendance in the audience were Bob Lindgren and Bill and Diane Harp.
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: Diane Harp was in attendance. She talked about the Healthy Tekoa Coalition, the library and the Tekoa Chamber of Commerce.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none. VI. OLD BUSINESS: A. SEAMAN ROAD CONDITION: Mayor Jaeger reported he talked to Matt Morkert about putting additional gravel on Seaman Road. We will need to have the contractor put 4 inches more gravel on the road. Mayor Jaeger said there is a bump in the road on Crosby Street from the sewer line replacement. He talked to Matt Morkert about it, and it will be repaired next summer. Duane Groom has some cold patch they will use to repair it for now. B. PROGRESS ON CELL TOWER: Troy Wilson reported he has not heard back from them. C. GABBARD GARAGE: Todd Gabbard was in attendance to talk to the council about putting a garage on his property. He originally asked for an 18-foot-wide building, and now it is 20 feet wide by 60 feet long with a 14-foot lean-to that is 8 feet high, tapering to 6 feet high. The council discussed the building variance because of the set-backs. Dave Tysz granted a variance allowing Todd Gabbard to put his building up to the sidewalk on the east of the alley and a 4-foot setback on the south side of the building. Eileen Soldwedel seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. D. REMOVAL OF LIGHTS AT ATHLETIC FIELD: Mayor Jaeger explained that the work was done and we will bill the school for half of the pole removal. VII. NEW BUSINESS: A. PUBLIC HEARING FOR CDBG PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN: Mayor Jaeger opened the public hearing for the CDBG Pavement Management Plan. There were no comments. Mayor Jaeger closed the public hearing. B. WAGES FOR CLEANING LIBRARY: Mayor Jaeger said that the wage we pay to clean the library, we will also pay the summer help. He suggested that we turn it into an hourly wage instead of a set amount. He said we need to have a time sheet done for cleaning the library, so we can see how many hours are worked. C. FIRE DEPARTMENT PROGRESS FOR LOWERING FIRE RATING: Bob Lindgren was in attendance about the progress on lowering the fire rating. Mayor Jaeger will be asking Donovan about their progress on the items that need to be done. D. HANDICAPPED PARKING IN FRONT OF FEEDING STATION: The Mayor received a request to put the handicapped parking in front of the Feeding Station instead of on the side of the building. The council agreed that it would be a good idea, but asked that we keep one on the side and put one in front.The Mayor reported that the past due accounts are in the office if any of them would like to review them. The Mayor thanked the employees for plowing snow over the weekend. E. EXECUTIVE SESSION - PROPERTY PURCHASE PROGRESS: The Mayor adjourned into executive session for 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 p.m. The council reconvened back into the regular session at 8:20 p.m. VIII. REPORTS: A. MAINTENANCE REPORT: (Duane Groom) Duane Groom did not have a report. B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: (Kynda Browning) Browning did not have a report. C. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger did not have a report. D. COUNCIL REPORTS: There were no reports. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE DECEMBER 15, 2014, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the December 15, 2014, meeting minutes as presented. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve payroll checks 11499 through 11504 and EFT payroll checks and EFT 941 payment, Association of Washington Cities, Department of Labor and Industry, Department of Retirement, Employment Security Department and HSA, totaling $16,418.53; and check numbers 11505 through 11530 and EFT check for Association of Washington Cities and Department of Retirement for $69,192.54 as presented. Eileen Soldwedel seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ___________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor ATTEST: ___________________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer