City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For May 20, 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, Lee Burchfiel, Bethany Fletcher, Alyssa Heagy, Roy Schulz, Wendy Sienknecht and Dave Tysz. Clerk/Treasurer Kynda Browning was also in attendance. Audience attendees were the Fletcher Family, Bruce Hanson and Carol Sturman.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Wilson 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 RENTAL RATES: Wendy Sienknecht said they are still working on the rates. Alyssa Heagy spoke about the community center.
B. AIRPORT FUEL STATION: Troy Wilson called the Port of Whitman about fuel for the airport. He needs information from the city concerning the past use of fuel and he will take it to the Port of Whitman commissioners.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. CEMETERY PROJECT: Roy Schulz reported the cemetery committee is meeting with the accountant this week, so he will have more information after the meeting.
B. SUMMER COUNCIL MEETINGS: There was discussion about only having one council meeting a month during the summer. Alyssa Heagy made a motion to meet the third Monday of the month in June, July, August and September. Wendy Sienknecht seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
A. MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Wilson talked to the Port of Whitman to allow them to use the area where the closet is in the council chambers for their fiber optics. They will look at it. He reported we met with DOE, and they will help us research why the railroad wants to fence their property.
B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: Browning presented a map from UPRR that shows where they want to fence. It was decided they still need to get a survey before the council can approve a fence.
C. COUNCIL REPORTS: Wendy Sienknecht said the John Wayne Riders are coming in next month. She also said we have foxes in Tekoa.
There was discussion about the TIB grant money. We are waiting to hear from them to see if they will give us more money for the Crosby/Park Road project.
The council requested the burn pile get burned.
Bethany Fletcher gave the council a proposed amendment to the city code that would revise it to require survey as part of the application before a building permit can be approved. The council will review it.
After discussion, the council asked Browning to call Bethan and Associates, who did a survey to set the monuments, to find out what the cost would be to survey six blocks or so, per year.
Roy Schulz asked about having magnesium chloride applied twice a year instead of once for the gravel streets. There was discussion.
Wendy Sienknecht asked about the diesel fuel leak that was by the fuel tanks. It was reported it was taken care of by the previous owners of the property.
D. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Carol Sturman asked who the fence belongs to that is around the cemetery. Roy Schulz said it belongs to the city. She also talked about the cost of her survey for her property.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. May 6, 2019, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the May 6, 2019, minutes as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to pay EFT payroll warrants and payroll warrant number 14080 in the amount of $7,528.72 and warrant number 14081 through 14100 and EFT warrants in the amount of $91,326.75 as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: ________________________________ Troy Wilson – Mayor