October 4, 2016 Council Minutes

October 4, 2016


Those Present: Glenn Hunter, DeLoy Kunz, Matthew Argyle, Clerk Samantha Cooper, Doug Thompson, Mayor Robert VanCleave, Colter Hollingshead and Matthew Hill from Keller Associates.


Meeting called to order:  7:00 pm                            Invocation:  Councilmember Glenn Hunter


The chair entertained a motion from Councilmember Argyle that the council accepts the published agenda. Councilmember Hunter seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried the council.


Minutes from September 6, 2016 regular council meeting were read aloud by Clerk Cooper.  The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Hunter that council accepts minutes as read.  Councilmember Argyle seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried.


Ordinance #91, Repealing Ordinance #13 was read and discussed. The chair entertained motion from Councilmember Argyle that the total Repeal be passed.  Councilmember Hunter seconded.  Motion carried with a unanimous vote.


Resolution 2016-001 was read and discussed. This related to a small forgone amount of taxes allocated to Georgetown, which had not been used in the previous fiscal year.  Per the County Clerk, it is necessary to pass a resolution or the monies are lost to the City.  Chair entertained a motion from Councilmember Hunter for a vote, seconded by Councilmember Argyle.  Resolution passed.


Previous Council Meeting minutes were discussed. Stephanie Kunz brought forth minutes of previous meetings that she believed had been documented inaccurately, leading to problems.  Councilmembers who had been present at the meetings in question read over them and agreed with the requested changes.  The minutes will be updated on the website when possible.


Employees of Keller Associates presented paperwork in support of a loan the city has been offered in order to upgrade the City’s water system. The council agreed to hold a Public Comment  Session to receive feedback from the community.  The comment session will be held Thursday, 11/3/16 @ 7pm in the Georgetown School Gym.


There was discussion of damage to City property and how it will be addressed. There has been some damage to gates and other items in the city sewer pond field.  No decisions were made, but any future damage will be addressed.


Police Report: Officer John Martinez made 36 total contacts for the month of September.


Maintenance Report: Doug has been busy with grave diggings, water testing, assisting the State road crew.  He also has been getting ready for winter.


Office Report: There were 22 delinquent water and sewer accounts for the month of September.  There have been numerous issues with the City Hall computer equipment.  The most recent occurred on Council day, when the copy machine stopped working as check printing started.  As a result, council was able to approve and sign few checks.  The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Argyle that the council adjourn from the October 2016 council meeting at 8:15 pm. Councilmember Kunz seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.


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