City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For March 4, 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, Bethany Fletcher, John Giudice, Wendy Sienknecht, and Dave Tysz. Clerk/Treasurer Kynda Browning was also in attendance. Audience attendees were Keith Andersson, the Fletcher Family, Debbie Hall, Mary Heitt, and Jennifer Olson.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Wilson asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION:
Jennifer Olson from Healthy Tekoa Coalition was in attendance to give a report.
Debbie Hall was in attendance and reported on the Neighborhood Watch and said it will be meeting weekly at Éclair’s at 11:00 a.m.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. SEWER/WATER LINE ON CROSBY – RCAC LOAN FOR 10 YEARS – 5% INTEREST – 1% LOAN FEE: There was discussion about an interfund loan, or using the water and sewer reserves to pay for the water and sewer line replacement before we do the paving for the TIB grant. After discussion, Dave Tysz made a motion to replace the water line on Crosby for $50,651.14 out of water reserves and apply for a 10-year loan from RCAC, for $73,578.91 to replace the sewer line on Crosby between Main and Park. Wendy Sienknecht seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
There was discussion about an income survey for the city. The council would like us to talk to Department of
Ecology about RCAC doing an income survey for the city.
B. BRETZ BUILDING: Mayor Wilson said they don’t have the asbestos report back from Kevin Turnbough.
C. COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL: Wendy Sienknecht, Alyssa Heagy, Bethany Fletcher, Sander Carren, Donovan Chase, and Fran Martin will meet tomorrow to come up with the fees for community center use.
D. AIRPORT FUEL STATION: Wendy Sienknecht said she talked to Steve Cunningham about the airport. She read a story about the airport. John Giudice said the county switched over to a cloud-based service for fuel at a cost of approximately $1500 to set it up. The annual support cost is $38.50. Guidice will call the company and get more information.
John Giudice asked if we could possibly have the port help us with the fuel station.
E. COUNCIL CHAMBERS FLOORING: Mayor Wilson asked if anyone has had a chance to look into flooring, other than the bids we received. The company told him they ordered the flooring. There was discussion about the cost, and John Giudice said he would look at other options.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. 2019 .09 GRANT APPLICATION: John Giudice asked if we can apply for the library wall replacement with the .09 grant. Browning will check on it.
B. AWC LOSS CONTROL GRANT: John Giudice made a motion to spend $5000 for safety gear for the sewer plant. Bethany Fletcher seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
Browning gave the council a financial report concerning the .09 grant and the community center.
VIII. REPORTS:A.MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Wilson wants to encourage the council to consider applying to be on state boards.
He told them he will not be at the next meeting, and Dave Tysz will be running the meeting.
B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: Browning reported she will be on vacation the week before the meeting on April 1 and asked the council what they would like to do. Since the Mayor and other council members said they would be gone, John Giudice made a motion not to have the meeting on April 1, 2019. Wendy Sienknecht seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
C. COUNCIL REPORTS: Wendy Sienknecht asked that we thank all the people for the help they have given with the snow.
Dave Tysz asked about training for the council. There was discussion.
D. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. JANUARY 22, 2019, MEETING MINUTES: John Giudice made a motion to approve the February 19, 2019, minutes as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: John Giudice made a motion to pay payroll warrants 13889 to 13899 and EFT payroll warrants in the amount of $24,773.87; warrant number 13900 through 13937 and EFT warrants in the amount of $62,982.89 as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: John Giudice made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 p.m. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: _______________________________ Troy Wilson – Mayor