City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For October 19, 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, John Giudice, Debbie Groom, Richard Kelly, Roy Schulz, and Dave Tysz. Also present was Clerk/Treasurer, Kynda Browning. In attendance in the audience were Bill and Diane Harp and Brett Meyers, Whitman County Sheriff.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Brett Meyers, Whitman County Sheriff was in attendance to present 2016-17 Sheriff Contract to the council, increasing the fees by 1% per year. Debbie Groom made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 Sheriff Contract as presented. Richard Kelley seconded the motion; all council members voted yes, except John Giudice abstained from voting.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Diane Harp said the coalition will be having a carnival on October 31 from 1-3 p.m. at the grade school. There will also be a lock-in on Halloween night for the Jr. High and High School students. She said they will be starting parenting classes again. The coalition was approved for a mini grant to have a drop box at the pharmacy for non-opioid prescriptions for expired prescriptions. The chamber is starting to plan Small Business Saturday, for the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. IRON HORSE ARENA REPORT: Bill Harp was in attendance and talked to the council about the status of the Iron Horse Arena. Ted Blaszak said he talked to the arena committee, and there was discussion about a new agreement for next year.
B. CHIP SEAL PROJECT: Troy Wilson and Duane Groom are going around to look at future chip seal projects. We will keep this on the agenda.
C. GOLDENROD CEMETERY: Mayor Jaeger said the cemetery is meeting on Friday at 9:00 a.m. and will have a report for the November meeting. There was also discussion about the status of the Cohn Trust money. After discussion concerning the Cohn investment, John Giudice made a motion to continue to use RBC Investment to manage the money until the city can procure an investment firm. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
D. MARIJUANA ORDINANCE: We will get a copy of Oakesdale’s ordinance to review for the November meeting.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. DATE FOR DECEMBER MEETING (DECEMBER 7): The council would like to have one meeting in December-- on the 7th.
B. ACCEPT METER BID AND AWARD PROCUREMENT FOR THE USDA GRANT: After reviewing the award documents, John Giudice made a motion to approve the meter bid and award procurement for HD Fowler. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
C. PUBLIC HEARING TO ACCEPT SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Mayor Jaeger opened the public hearing. Dave Tysz said he opposed having to do shoreline management. There were no other comments. Mayor Jaeger closed the public hearing. Debbie Groom made a motion to accept the shoreline management plan and the Shoreline Management Plan Ordinance No. 823 as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
D. PUBLIC HEAIRNG FOR 2016 PRELIMINARY BUDGET: Mayor Jaeger opened the public hearing. Mayor Jaeger and Kynda Browning explained some of the changes to the preliminary budget and asked if the council had questions. After discussion, Mayor Jaeger closed the public hearing. It was decided to have a budget workshop at 6:00 p.m. before the regular November 16, 2015, meeting.
E. PUBLIC HEARING FOR CDBG PLANNING ONLY GRANT (SEWER I & I REDUCTION): Mayor Jaeger opened the public hearing. There were no comments. Mayor Jaeger closed the public hearing. Dave Tysz made a motion to apply to CDBG for a planning only grant for the Sewer I & I for $24,000.00. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
F. ACCEPT PARK STREET TIB PROJECT AS COMPLETE: Roy Schulz made a motion to accept the Park Street TIB project as complete. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
G. APPROVE 5 EXTRA DAYS FOR CENTURY WEST - PARK STREET PROJECT (TO BE PAID BY TIB): The council reviewed Supplement No. 2 for 5,010.00 for Century West for the extra five days for the TIB Park Street project. Ted Blaszak made a motion to approve the supplement agreement for the TIB Park Rd Project. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. H. APPROVE USING THE CURRENT INVESTMENT FIRM - RBC - FOR THE COHN TRUST UNTIL WE CAN PROCURE ONE: This was discussed earlier. I. APPROVE PAY ESTIMATE NO. 4 FOR PARK STREET PROJECT: After reviewing pay estimate no. 4 for HLT Construction, Ted Blaszak made a motion to approve Pay Estimate No. 4 for the Park Street Project. Debbie Groom seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
VIII. REPORTS: A. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger did not have a report.
B. COUNCIL REPORTS: Ted Blaszak sent an email to Joe Schmick to meet with him concerning the John Wayne Trail. They will have meetings at different places along the trail in November, so Mr. Schmick can introduce this to the legislature.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE September 21, 2015, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the September 21, 2015, meeting minutes as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve payroll checks 11941 through 11948 and EFT payroll checks totaling $23,402.26; and check numbers 11949 through 11980 and EFT checks for $30,446.45 as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: ____________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor ATTEST: ___________________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer