City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For May 2, 2016
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor John Jaeger called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m. Council members present at the meeting were Jaeger, Ted Blaszak, Alyssa Heagy, Roy Schulz, and David Tysz. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer, was also in attendance. In attendance in the audience was Debbie Groom.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John 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. ANIMAL ORDINANCE: Ordinance No. 827 was presented to the council. There was a concern with the number of some of the animals and grandfathering some animals in, so it will be changed and presented at the June meeting. B. GOALS FOR 2016-17: The council adopted new five-and ten-year goals. C. STATUS OF COHN MONEY: Mayor Jaeger reported what the process is for finalizing the Cohn Trust. D. UPDATED FEE RESOLUTION: Resolution No. 99-16.1 was presented to the council changing the mower/operator fee to $30.00. Ted Blaszak made a motion to approve Resolution 99-16.1 as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. E. FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS: Browning presented Resolution No. 16-3 setting the wages the council approved at the last meeting. Roy Schulz made a motion to accept Resolution No. 16-3 as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. VII. NEW BUSINESS: A. AMEND BUDGET TO REFLECT PAYROLL CHANGES: Browning will present this at the June council meeting. B. CDBG PUBLIC HEARING: We did not hold a public hearing. It was decided not to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for the sewer. C. APPROVAL OF SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL GRANT: The Safe Routes to School Grant was presented to the council. The grant would provide $397,900.00 to build a sidewalk from Line Street to Main Street. Dave Tysz made a motion to accept the Safe Routes to School grant as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. D. SECOND MEETING IN MAY - CHANGE JUNE MEETING DATE: The council will not have a second meeting in May and would like to have one meeting in June on the 6th. VIII. REPORTS: A. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger said he talked to Otto Tanner about his building on Crosby Street. He also reported we received $34,000.00 from the Whitman County .09 grant to put a ramp between the Community Center and Theatre. It will also provide a new heating system and handicapped bathroom in the Community Center. The city will have to match 25% of the grant. B. COUNCIL REPORTS: Ted Blaszak talked about a spring clean-up. He will get more information. He also said the Tekoa Trail Association will do a clean-up of the trail before Slippery Gulch.
Alyssa Heagy said there are people who are interested in camping in Tekoa when they are on the John Wayne Trail. They will research this further. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE April 18, 2016, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the April 18, 2016, 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 payroll checks 12291 through 12300, 12319 and EFT payroll checks totaling $18,588.29; and check numbers 12290, 12301 through 12318, and 12320 through 12321 for $17,019.74 as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ____________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor