City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For July 20, 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, Ted Blaszak, Debbie Groom, Richard Kelly, Roy Schulz, Dave Tysz, and Troy Wilson. Also present was Clerk/Treasurer, Kynda Browning. In attendance in the audience were Bryan Hicks (Century West Engineering), Diane Harp, and Threasa Raines.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. SWEAR IN TED BLASZAK: Ted Blaszak was sworn in.
IV. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Bryan Hicks from Century West Engineering was in attendance. Bryan Hicks presented a final acceptance letter for the Warren Street project. Mayor Jaeger said some of the surface is coming off the wall. Bryan Hicks told him it is an aesthetic issue. Debbie Groom asked what it will do over time if we accept it. After discussion, Bryan Hicks recommended that we table it until Matt Morkert can look at it. The council approved Browning asking for release of retainage from the state. Bryan Hicks reported they will be putting the guard rail in this week on the Park Street project. They are planning to pave the street next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, unless the paving company pushes it back. He presented change order no. 2 for lighting for $15,600.00. Debbie Groom made a motion to approve change order no. 2 for $15,600.00 as presented. Richard Kelly seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. Bryan Hicks presented progress payment no. 2 for HLT Construction for $189,401.69 for the Park Road project. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the payment for HLT Construction as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. V. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Diane Harp was in attendance to talk about Youth Mental Health First Aid as part of the Healthy Tekoa Coalition. VI. CORRESPONDENCE: The council received letters concerning Park Street mentioning there is not a clear-view triangle because of the parking on the street. We will call the adjacent property owner and ask if they can move the cars during harvest. We received a letter from the property owners on the south part of Lebo Street that wasn't chip sealed. The council said we will put it on the list next time we chip seal.
VII. OLD BUSINESS:
A. SHORELINE MANAGEMENT: Mayor Jaeger asked the council if they would like to make any changes to the proposed shoreline management plan after they review it. Dave Tysz said he doesn't like that we have to change it. It will be put it on the agenda for next month.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. FINE FOR DUMPING ANYTHING BUT YARD WASTE IN BURN PILE: Stephen Bishop will make a resolution for the August meeting. The council will look into purchasing a trail camera for the burn pile.
B. STREET LEVY PUBLIC HEARING: Mayor Jaeger opened the public hearing. Mayor Jaeger suggested the city ask for $50,000 for 2016. He asked for comments. Browning presented Resolution No. 15-03 asking for $50,000 for the 2016 street tax levy. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve Resolution No. 15-03 for $50,000 for the street tax levy as presented. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
C. VARIANCE FOR PEOPLE RAISING CHICKENS: We did not discuss this. D. HIRE MAINTENANCE PERSON: Roy Schulz made a motion to hire Kevin Turnbough as the maintenance person for the city at $20.00 per hour and pay family medical. Dave Tysz seconded the motion. After discussion, all council members voted yes. E. CEMETERY PROJECT: Mayor Jaeger reported that we will be looking into putting in new water lines so we have more water at the cemetery.
F. CHIP SEAL PROJECT: Mayor Jaeger will report on the final costs for the chip seal project and where our budget is at the August meeting.
IX. REPORTS: A. MAINTENANCE REPORT: (Duane Groom) Duane Groom was not in attendance.
B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: (Kynda Browning) Browning reported we will be getting a finding for our audit because she did not report the DOE loan on the SEFA.
C. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger did not have a report.
D. COUNCIL REPORTS: Troy Wilson asked questions about the double-wide home being set-up on Broadway.
X. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE June 15, 2015, MEETING MINUTES and June 29, 2015, SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the June 15, 2015, meeting minutes and June 29, 2015, special meeting minutes as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve EFT payroll 11783 through 11791, 11820 and EFT payroll checks totaling $21965.90; and check numbers 11792 through 11819 and 11821 through 11845 for $306,527.79 as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. XI. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: _________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor