August 1, 2012 Council Minutes

August 1, 2012

 

Those Present:  Matt Argyle, Ada DeClark, Joe DeClark, Clerk Lynette Smith, Doug Thompson, Gary Thompson, Mayor Bob Van Cleave, Officer Rex Skinner, Gary Teuscher

 

Meeting called to order:  7:15 pm                            Invocation:  Gary Thompson

 

The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Joe DeClark that the council accepts the published agenda.  Councilmember Ada DeClark seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

 

Minutes from the July 10, 2012, regular council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Gary Thompson the council approve the minutes as read. Councilmember Joe DeClark seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried the council. Minutes from the July 14, 2012, special council meeting were read. Councilmember Ada DeClark made the motion to approve the minutes as read. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

 

The time was turned over to the City Auditor, Gary Teuscher, for the City’s Budget Workshop for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. He went over each line item in the individual funds and analyzed them to see how they needed to change for the next year. The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Ada DeClark to give employee’s Doug Thompson and Rex Skinner a 3% increase in salary, and to raise Lynette Smith to $11.25 per hour. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council. The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Matt Argyle to attentively approve the budget as set forth by CPA, Gary Teuscher. Councilmember Gary Thompson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

 

Resolution #2012-005, a resolution providing that the fee for sewer connections shall be paid by those individuals and/or property owners using, and connected to, the city water and sewer system, was read in its entirety by Clerk Smith. Councilmember Gary Thompson made the motion to approve the Resolution as it was read. Councilmember Joe DeClark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken and is as follows: Joe – yes, Matt – yes, Ada – yes, Gary – yes.

 

Councilmember Joe DeClark reported on progress on the wastewater project and said that he spoke with property owner Sheldon Clark again and reassured him of the council’s decision for him to be able to keep his crops this year and told him to visit First Idaho Title Company to sign the settlement statement in order to receive his money for the land purchased by the City.

 

Councilmember Matt Argyle reported on his progress with changing the address listings in the city. His research shows that he just needs to mainly work with the County. His plan is to research more and move forward with this with hopes of executing within one to two years.

 

Councilmember Ada DeClark said she thought the Twin Creeks Celebration was great and that after looking at our budget tonight, there is still some money available in the parks department to purchase Christmas Lights. She would like the topic listed on next month’s agenda to decide on which new pieces should be purchased to add to our collection.

 

Police Report:   Officer Skinner was present to report on dog complaints for the month and asked the council if he should purchase complaint forms or if Clerk Smith should just make something similar on the computer. He told the council to inform unhappy citizens that they need to file a formal complaint with the city and sign the form in order for it to be a valid complaint and for him to be able to move forward with any action. Clerk Smith will compile a form on the computer for citizens to use. Officer Skinner had 48 total contacts for the month.

 

Maintenance report:   Doug Thompson gave his report for the month of July stating that he helped with getting things ready for Twin Creeks and helped at the Celebration. He helped councilmember Ada DeClark and many volunteers install new playground equipment and dug one grave for the month. He and councilmember Joe DeClark went and looked at a generator and they are thinking about saving up more money and buying a new one from the Northern Tool catalog, after the water loan is paid off in about 2014-2015. He’s hoping that if we wait that long we can continue saving $200.00 a month and eventually get rid of the lift station and be able to buy a much bigger generator. He sprayed weeds and thistle, mowed the lawns and patched some streets. He met with the EPA and DEQ for the NPDES permit. He continued with his regular monthly routines with the sewer and water management and got most of the delinquent water and sewer accounts all caught up.

 

Office Report:   Clerk Smith reported that there are 12 delinquent water and sewer accounts for the month of July. She contacted the Idaho Independent Intergovernmental – Authority Trust for the healthcare and they don’t have any quotes yet and are now unsure if they will be able to accept any new clients by October. She was told to check back with them near the end of September for more information.

 

The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Matt Argyle the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of July 2012 in the amount of $11,120.88 in the general fund,  $5,699.26 in the water fund, $22,154.47 in the sewer fund with all funds totaling $38,974.61. Councilmember Joe DeClark 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 August 2012 council meeting at 9:30 pm. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Lynette Smith, City Clerk

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