August 3, 2010 City Council Minutes

August 3, 2010

Those present: Ada DeClark, Bob Van Cleave, Duane Peterson, Joe DeClark, Wanda Dunn, Jim and Karen Miller, Gary Thompson, Doug Thompson, Alan Smith, Rex Skinner, Gary Teuscher

Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm

Invocation: Bob Van Cleave

The chair entertained a motion from council member Duane Peterson the council approve the following proposed agenda items, i.e., building permit Jim Miller and proposed ordinance draft for RV/Camp trailers taking up temporary residence, be added to the published agenda. Items were not available before agenda publishing. Council member Ada DeClark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken and is as follows: Joe – yes, Duane – yes, Ada – yes, Gary – yes. All were in favor and the motion carried the council. The chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council approve and accept the published agenda with the added items. Council member Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Minutes from the July 6, 2010 council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from council member Gary Thompson the council accept and approve the minutes as read. Council member Ada DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Alan Smith from Accelerated Paving introduced himself and his company to the council members. He has visited with Doug about the stock pile of crack seal the city has. He offered the services of his company to apply the crack seal for the city. Doug suggested the city trade cold mix for the outside pallet of crack seal and hire the paving company to apply the inside pallet on Stringtown Lane. Mr. Smith told the council he would work up an estimate for the city to look at. He also told the council his company can do directional drilling under street and roads leaving paving undisturbed. The council suggested he get with Doug and work out an estimate for next council meeting. Council member Ada Declark had received some calls regarding the speed issue on Stringtown Lane. The council discussed purchasing a camera for the area in question. However, Officer Skinner told the council he thought they were illegal in the state of Idaho. It was suggested we get the speed sign and station it on the road. Doug said he would request it from the state highway department. Officer Skinner spent 10 ½ hours of his on duty 50 hours on Stringtown Lane. He issued one ticket and gave a few warnings. He worked early mornings and late evenings and never seemed to be here at the right time. The council suggested he continue to work Stringtown and do what he could. Council member Joe Declark told the council he hadn’t heard from Keller Engineering on the sewer study. He has been reviewing the employee policy and suggested next year the council forget cooking hamburgers and hotdogs and look into sandwiches. He felt Twin Creeks was a success and need not get any bigger than it is. Council member Duane Peterson had council members read the proposed RV/Camp trailer ordinance draft. Discussion ensued. The chair entertained a motion from council member Gary Thompson the council send the proposed ordinance draft to Adam McKenzie for review. The motion died for lack of a second. Comments and suggestions were made; Duane will polish the draft up and the council will look at it next month. Council member Ada DeClark reviewed with the council the following building permits: Jimmie Price (168 6th St.); James Miller ( 205 Stringtown lane); Clinton Lloyd ( 221 Stringtown Lane); Ron Peterson (230 1st East St.). The chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council approve the building permits. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken and is as follows: Joe – yes, Duane – yes, Ada – yes, Gary – yes. All were in favor and the motion carried the council. Council member Gary Thompson told the council he also thought the Twin Creeks Celebration was successful and jumped on the ban wagon with Joe for a different sort of lunch. He enjoyed his assignment of overseeing the treasure pools for the kids.

Police Report: Officer Skinner had 47 contacts. The chair entertained a motion from council member Duane Peterson the council approve the purchase of a windshield in the amount of $373.83 for the police car. Council member Gary Thompson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Maintenance Report: Doug looked into a water pressure complaint, hooked water up at 168 1st East St., checked out a water problem at the Post Office, took samples, sent EPA letter, mowed and water park and cemetery, helped with Twin Creeks, sprayed weeds , marked for Digline, put out bait for diggers at the cemetery, mowed and sprayed weeds on Stringtown Lane, has an issue with the service truck, got the old mower ready for use.

Marty reported 15 delinquent water and sewer accounts. She reviewed Twin Creeks expenses and income with the council and asked if the council was satisfied with the celebration. Mayor Van Cleave thanked her for all her work and thought the party should continue in the style it has developed. He heard many comments on the entertainment and all activities. Marty told the council she had received notice of a class action suit settlement for policy holders who purchased worker’s compensation insurance from the Idaho State Insurance Fund. She asked if the council wanted to pursue the notice. The chair entertained a motion from council member Ada DeClark the council instruct Marty to contact Adam for direction on the suit. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

Gary Teuscher met with the council for the budgeting process for fiscal year 2011. The chair entertained a motion from council member Gary Thompson the council approve a 3% raise to city employees for the fiscal year 2011. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken and is as follows: Joe – yes, Duane – yes, Ada – yes, Gary – yes. All were in favor and the motion carried the council. The chair entertained a motion from council member Gary Thompson the council adopt the tentative budget for fiscal year 2011. Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken and is as follows: Joe – yes, Duane – yes, Ada – yes, Gary – yes. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

The chair entertained a motion from council member Duane Peterson the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of July 2010 in the amount of $10,597.08 in the general fund, $35,241.67 in the water fund, $11,355.71 in the sewer fund with all funds totaling $57,194.46. Council member Ada 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 Duane Peterson the council adjourn from the August 2010 council meeting. Council member Joe DeClark 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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