June 1, 2010 – City Council Minutes

June 1, 2010

Those present:  Duane Peterson Bob Van Cleave, Ada DeClark, Gary Thompson, Wanda Dunn, Dameron Parrish, Doug Thompson, Joe DeClark, Steve Allred, Mike Williams

Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm

Invocation: Joe DeClark

The chair entertained a motion from council member Gary Thompson the council accept the published agenda. Council member Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Minutes from the May 4, 2010 council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council approve the minutes as read. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council. Minutes from the May 21, 2010 special council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from council member Gary Thompson the council approve the minutes as read. Council member Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

The chair entertained a motion from council member Duane Peterson the council add the following items to the agenda: sound system and a mower for the city right of ways. Council member Ada DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

The RV dump station was discussed by the council. Council member Ada DeClark asked what problems would be created with the sewer system if the city installed a dump station. The site is another problem. Finding a suitable location for the station is a problem. The city is still researching the idea and reviewing site plans.

Mayor Van Cleavetold the council he had been contacted by Mr. Holder in relation to the dog issue on Hayes lane. He would like to have a mediation review for him and the Nates. City attorney Adam McKenzie has been contacted and has agreed to facilitate the mediation between the two neighbors. Dameron Parrish told the council Mr. Holder has ruined Hayes Lane with his equipment. As his tractors and equipment come and ago upon the road he deposits mud and other debris. The pavement is no longer visible. The dust and mud tracts and deposits upon driveways and lawns. The chair entertained a motion from council member Duane Peterson the council ask Adam to conduct a mediation review with the Holders and the Nates concerning the dog issue and visit with Mr. Holder about the road issue. Council member Ada DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Steve Allred and Mike Williams from Zions Bank educated the council and those present on new banking techniques. Zions would like the city to try the new express deposit system. The system would allow the city to deposit on line from city hall eliminating mileage to Montpelier. They are offering a 90 day free trial period and at the end of the trial period, they will waive all fees for the system if the city decides to continue using the system. The chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council approve the 90 day free trial with the deposit system starting mid July. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Building permitswere reviewed by the council. The chair entertained a motion from council member Joe DeClark the council approve the building permits for 593 Main St. (Pat George), 656 Stringtown Lane ( Duane Peterson), 203 Stringtown Lane ( John Hottel). Council member Ada DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Claudia Cottle from the Bear Lake Vision committee visited with the council concerning protecting the natural resources and helping the economy of Bear Lake County through a visioning process. Members of the council are invited and encouraged to attend a visioning discussion at the National Oregon Trail Center on June 8th.

Council member Joe DeClark asked Doug to report to the council on the mowers he had found. The Liberty ward is selling a mower that has had very little use for $350.00 and a sickle mower for $550.00 in the Preston area. The chair entertained a motion from council member Joe DeClark the council approve the purchase of the mower from the Liberty Ward for $350.00. Council member Gary Thompson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Council member Duane Peterson reviewed with the council the many sound systems he had found. They range in price from $199.00 to $2,000.00. The council discussed the issue. The chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council approve the purchase of a sound system somewhere in the $500.00 range if Marty could not borrow, rent, or lease one for the celebration. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Police Report: Officer Skinner had 64 contacts 

Maintenance Report: Doug is working on the water system on East St. attended water school for two days, took samples, completed the seepage tests, sent the EPA letter, marked for Digline, checked out building permits, mowed the cemetery and park, dug 2 graves, ordered new flags, worked at the cemetery for Memorial Day, thanks to the 1st ward YMYW for helping at the cemetery.

Marty reported 17 delinquent water and sewer accounts and reminded the council to review and update the employee policy.

The chair entertained a motion from Council member Duane Peterson the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of May 2010 in he amount of $12,151.22 in the general fund, $6,888.12 in the water fund, $8,501.00 in the sewer fund with all funds totaling $27,540.34. Council member Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

At 10:00 pm, the chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council adjourn from the June 1, 2010 council meeting. Council member Gary Thompson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Respectfully submitted by,

 

Marty Nate, City Clerk

City of Georgetown

 

 

 

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