November 3, 2014
Those Present: Matt Argyle, Ada DeClark, Joe DeClark, Glenn Hunter, Clerk Lynette Smith, Doug Thompson, Mayor Bob Van Cleave, Niko Waechtler
Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm Invocation: Council President Joe DeClark
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Matt Argyle that the council accepts the published agenda. Councilmember Glenn Hunter seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Minutes from the October 7, 2014, 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.
Niko Waechtler came before the council with some ideas for his Eagle Scout Project. He would like to build some new tables for the park and redo the Welcome to Georgetown signs. Councilmember Joe DeClark made the motion for the city to pay for the materials for two tables and purchase the metal for two signs. Councilmember Glenn Hunter seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried. Niko will do some more research about the thickness of the metal needed and will get permission for where to put the signs.
Keller Associates sent a progress report for the month of October showing all of the progress at the wastewater site. The last construction meeting was held earlier today where they discussed where all needs the final touches. Councilmember Ada DeClark made the motion to approve an amendment of the wastewater project contract with Keller Construction to include an extra $5,500.00, for them to prepare the Plan of Operation and QAPP reports needed by DEQ. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried.
The Christmas Park Lighting Event will be held on December 1st at 6:00 pm. Councilmember Ada DeClark mentioned it would be a good senior project idea for one of them to make food arrangements and get everything set up for the evening. Clerk Smith will order some 3-D glasses for the kids to use at the event, makeup flyers for the kids at Georgetown Elementary and Doug will replace lights as needed.
Councilmember Joe DeClark informed the council that construction on the new city shed for the backhoe and other equipment should begin within the next couple of weeks and looks like it will cost around $14,000.
Councilmember Matt Argyle informed the Council that the address posts and signs have been ordered and he wondered if he should also have the anchors installed. The Council advised him to also have anchors installed and to charge $20.00 per sign for residents outside of city limits that would like a post.
Councilmember Ada DeClark informed the council that seniors in high school have to complete projects now and the requirements are that it has to benefit their community. She said when there are projects in the City that need to be done, to think of these seniors to help them with their projects and not only the eagle scouts.
Police Report: Officer John Martinez made 25 contacts for the month of October.
Maintenance Report: Doug Thompson gave his report for the month of October stating that the Roto Rooter came out and cleaned the sewer lines along Stringtown and First Street. He has been helping with the wastewater project to get things wrapped up before winter comes and helped to tear down the fence between the ponds and Kelly Bartschi’s property. He sent out his letter to the EPA for the month and attended two days of training for the wastewater system in Pocatello. He was able to get the heater in the city shop fixed and his testing on the water samples were returned ok and he also ordered two water hydrants to replace broken ones within the City. He helped the Christopherson’s to install their water and sewer lines to their new home and also exumed Glen Kizer’s body to be transported to Nevada.
Office Report: Clerk Smith reported that there are 19 delinquent water and sewer accounts for the month of October.
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Matt Argyle the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of October 2014 in the amount of $11,980.04 in the general fund, $6,345.39 in the water fund, $204,650.86 in the sewer fund with all funds totaling $222,976.29. Councilmember Glenn Hunter 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 November 2014 council meeting at 8:45 pm. Councilmember Glenn Hunter seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Lynette Smith, City Clerk