December 6, 2011
Those Present: Ada DeClark, Joe DeClark, Marty Nate, Duane Peterson, Lynette Smith, Doug Thompson,
Gary Thompson, Bob Van Cleave and Wayne Davidson of Bear Lake County
Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm Pledge of Allegiance: Ada DeClark
Invocation: Duane Peterson
The chair entertained a motion from Council member Gary Thompson that 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 November 1, 2011, council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from council
member Duane Peterson the council approve the minutes as read. Council member Gary Thompson seconded the
motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Mayor Van Cleave gave a short report on the Judicial Confirmation stating that the judge approved our request for judicial confirmation and that
we can go forward with our plans and purchase land. Lynette stated that if anyone wants to review the full report from the judicial confirmation that she
has a copy in the office.
Lynette reported that in the recent election for council members, the county commissioners canvassed the votes and there were 49
votes for Matthew Argyle and 56 votes for Joe DeClark. Council member Ada DeClark made the motion to accept the canvassed votes from the election.
Council member Duane Peterson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Wayne Davidson, the Building Inspector for Bear Lake County came to inform the council that if they decided to pass an ordinance
designating him as the official go to building inspector for heating and air conditioning permits, that he could get the job done quicker and could save
home owners money. Council member Ada DeClark is going to write up an Ordinance for the Council to adopt for this purpose.
The Workplace Harassment Policy and the Vehicle Use Policy were presented to the council to accept in order to be compliant with ICRMP and
receive their discount on our annual premiums. The Council decided to take the policies home and have more time to review them so that they could discuss and
accept these policies at the next regular meeting in January.
Marty informed the Council that there needs to be a Resolution for fees in the office for duties such as copying and faxing. The office is to
work on creating a Resolution and a Master Fee Resolution for this purpose.
Council member Ada DeClark brought forth to the Council a couple of Playground bids for the Council to
review. She wants to work on some fundraising ideas with Jennifer Wells so that the City doesn’t have to fund the whole project. She also mentioned that she
had been approached by a citizen about putting up a street light at the corner of ½ Mile and Stringtown because that is where the bus stop is and it is really
dark in the mornings when the kids get picked up for school. She asked if she could get with Vaughan Rasmussen to check into getting another street light.
She also wanted the Council to consider giving a donation of $500.00 to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital and requests a decision to be made at the next regular
meeting in January.
Police Report: Officer Skinner had 50 contacts.
Maintenance Report: Doug reported that he participated in and prepared for the Judicial Confirmation. The heaters
at the chlorinator building went bad and so he ordered a new one. He turned water off at one location and on at one location. He has been busy with plowing snow.
The water samples have all been good. He continues to treat and test and all samples are good. He planted 30 trees on the right of way but wasn’t able to
get them all planted and he is taking care of those through the winter and will plant the remaining trees in the Spring. He got all of the lights hung and
ready for the Christmas Park Lighting Event. He cleared snow in the cemetery for the headstones to come in. He did some maintenance work on the vehicles and
got chains on the dump truck to be ready for the cemetery throughout the winter.
Office Report: Lynette Smith reported that there are 10 delinquent water and sewer accounts for the month.
The chair entertained a motion from Council member Duane Peterson the council approve checks and
vouchers for the month of November 2011 in the amount of $13,880.63 in the general fund, $5,965.64 in the water fund, $28,458.77 in the sewer fund
with all funds totaling $48,305.04. Council member Gary Thompson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
At 8:30 pm, the chair entertained a motion from council member AdaDeClark that the council adjourn from the December 2011 council meeting.
Council member Gary Thompson seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Respectfully submitted by,
Lynette Smith, Deputy City Clerk
City of Georgetown