March 3, 2015
Those Present: Matt Argyle, Ada DeClark, Joe DeClark, Glenn Hunter, Clerk Lynette Smith, Mayor Bob Van Cleave, Neiko Waechtler, Stephen Waechtler, Damion Waechtler, Robert Crawford, Jacob Crawford, Gage Critchlow, Hunter Critchlow
Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm Invocation: Councilmember Glenn Hunter
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Glenn Hunter that the council accepts the published agenda. Councilmember Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Minutes from the February 3, 2015, regular council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Joe DeClark the council approve the minutes as read. Councilmember Glenn Hunter seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
The audit for fiscal year 2013-2014 will be postponed until next council meeting in April.
Neiko Waechtler came before the council to give an update for the tables and signs he will be making for his Eagle Scout project. He is still waiting for approval from the state highway department for placement of the new signs before he begins cutting out the metal signs. He has researched the metal picnic table frames and would like the City to call and purchase them and then he will order the wood and charge it to Gunderson’s.
Councilmember Ada DeClark reported that the Easter Egg Hunt will be scheduled for April 4th at 10:00 am in the City Park. The kids will be split into different age groups and Shaylee Wells will be taking care of the eggs, candy and overseeing the event. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance. Councilmember Glenn Hunter made the motion to spend $150.00 for candy for the Easter eggs. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried. Lynette will make flyers to be handed out to the students at the Elementary School inviting them and their families to attend.
Councilmember Joe DeClark asked the council for some ideas for the Memorial for Bo Taylor and Trent Sorensen and where to put the Memorial so more will see it. He will get things finalized for that before they come back to complete the work this spring. He reported that he and Doug tried to fix the lower pressure reducer valve but to no avail. He would like Doug to research the valves a little more and decide which one will be best so we can get that fixed as soon as possible. He also sent the sewer samples off for the week and helped to plow a few of the streets after our recent snow storm.
Councilmember Matt Argyle gave a report on the status of Doug Thompson and said that the surgery went really well and he should be home from the hospital by next week. He also reported that the internet is officially set up in the City Shop for Doug’s use.
Police Report: Officer John Martinez made 20 contacts for the month of February.
Maintenance Report: Doug Thompson was excused from the meeting this month due to his recent surgery.
Office Report: Clerk Smith reported that there are 22 delinquent water and sewer accounts for the month of February. She will be out of the office next Tuesday, March 10th due to the election being held in the office that day. She was advised to get in touch with City Attorney, Adam McKenzie to discuss amending the water ordinance to include the moratorium. She also reported that the total cost of the backhoe shed was $12,150.00 and that the Irrigation Company will be paying $2,500.00 for the shed.
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Ada DeClark the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of February 2015 in the amount of $11,959.79 in the general fund, $8,681.27 in the water fund, $26,403.93 in the sewer fund with all funds totaling $73,448.92. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Ada DeClark that the council adjourn from the March 2015 council meeting at 7:55 pm. Councilmember Glenn Hunter seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Lynette Smith, City Clerk