April 3, 2012
Those Present: Matt Argyle, Ada DeClark, Joe DeClark, Clerk
Lynette Smith, Doug Thompson, Mayor Bob Van Cleave, Marty Nate, Rod Jacobson
Meeting called to order: 7:05 pm Invocation: Councilmember Ada DeClark
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Matt
Argyle 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 March
6, 2012, council meeting were read.
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Joe DeClark the
council approve the minutes as read.
Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the
council. Minutes from the March 19, 2012,
special council meeting were read. The chair entertained a motion from
councilmember Matt Argyle the council approve the minutes as read.
Councilmember Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion
carried the council.
Rod Jacobson, representing the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital came to the city to express their
gratitude for their donation and realizes the financial hardships the city is
going through and appreciates that the city was still able to make a donation.
He asked if the city would declare June as an official recycling month and
asked for all proceeds to go to the hospital for their expansion. He also asked
if the city could include a flyer with our next water and sewer statements to
notify the citizens of Georgetown of the upcoming recycling month.
Marty Nate representing the Twin Creek Days Committee came before the council to give an update
on the celebration. It is scheduled for July 14th and she asked if
there were any changes that anyone would like to see at the event this year.
Vendors that will be coming to this year’s celebration will be Cliffhanger
Recreation with the air blown activities for children, a clown to do face
painting and the Saddlestrings Band will provide entertainment as well. The
City will plan on selling sandwiches for lunch at $1.00 per person and the
Georgetown 1st Ward will take care of dinner and Georgetown 2nd
Ward will prepare the breakfast this year. It was mentioned that the Bear Lake
School District is selling some bleachers and Doug will look into trying to
purchase one of them to replace our old ones to have at our festivities.
There was lots of discussion on the water and sewer half rate charges for customers that have their
services turned on but don’t live here year round. The council suggested that
if citizens are not here then they should turn off their services, but they
will still be required to pay the $35.00 sewer charge. If they do not wish to
turn off their services then they will pay the full rates of $95.00 per month.
There was also discussion on customers that move into a home in the middle of
the month if they should be able to pay a half month rate. Councilmember Joe
DeClark made the motion that as of August 1, 2012, there will be no more half
rate charges for customers that aren’t here; they will pay for the whole month
or turn off their services and still pay the $35.00 sewer charge. Councilmember
Matt Argyle seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the
#2012-002 was brought forth before the council. It is a resolution about
the increase in the sewer rates. Clerk Smith read the resolution through in its
entirety to the council. Councilmember Ada DeClark made the motion to approve
the resolution as read. Councilmember Matt Argyle seconded the motion. A roll
call vote was taken and is as follows: Ada – yes, Joe – yes, Matt – yes.
was brought forth before the council. City Attorney, Adam McKenzie, wrote a
memorandum to the councilmembers expressing his concerns of adopting the
ordinance as it was written and included his opinion of changes to be made to
the ordinance. Councilmember Matt Argyle made the motion to have the Ordinance
rewritten to state that the citizens of Georgetown may have the option to call
the Bear Lake County Building Inspector or the State Building Inspector for the
purpose of HVAC inspections and not to adopt all of the codes. Councilmember Ada DeClark seconded the motion.
All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
The chair entertained a motion from councilmember Matt
Argyle to payback the General Fund from
the Water Fund in the amount of $31,046.08 and the Sewer Fund in the amount of $10,000.00 for the 2010-2011
Adjustments as per recommendation from City Auditor, Gary Teuscher. Councilmember
Joe DeClark seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the
The review of the water and sewer ordinances and
resolutions relating to the handling of delinquent accounts was tabled until
the next meeting in May when our City Attorney will be present for questions.
The dates were set for the Budget Hearing for the new year. Councilmember Ada DeClark made the
motion to set August 7th, 2012, at 7:00 pm as the date for the
Budget Hearing for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year. Councilmember Matt Argyle
seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Councilmember Joe DeClark presented a new map from Keller
Associates that shows a strip of land between Sheldon Clark’s and Randy Rex’s
property that is unclear who owns. At this time the City is not going to worry
about that piece of property and will just buy 2 more acres from Sheldon. Until
it is settled who owns the strip of land, the City may purchase at a later date
if needed. He also mentioned that to his understanding, the properties being
purchased will not be out for bid for lease until after completion of the
project – until that time the property owners will continue to farm the land.
He has his meetings with Forsgren Associates set up and his committee compiled
for the Local Highway Project.
Police report: Officer Skinner had 56 contacts.
Maintenance report: Doug
Thompson gave his report for the month and indicated that he turned water off
at one location and on at another. He visited with the delinquent water and
sewer accounts and told them that they needed to get caught up immediately and
that they he will not be letting them get behind again; they will be shutoff so
their accounts can’t get out of hand. He sent out his monthly EPA report and
ordered some more chemicals for the sewer system. There was a water problem at
the Klingenberg’s this month where they suddenly had no water. He investigated
the problem and got it fixed to where there was water going to the house and
then referred them to a plumber. He delivered dog tags to owners and approved
building permits for Brice DeClark and Jimmie Price. He also changed the timers
on the school zone lights for daylight savings and maintained the pop machine
as well as plowed some streets.
Office report: Clerk Smith reported that there are 9
delinquent water and sewer accounts for the month.
The chair entertained a motion from Councilmember Joe
DeClark the council approve checks and vouchers for the month of March 2012 in the amount of $8,847.92
in the general fund, $51,936.13 in the water fund, $21,480.49 in the sewer fund
with all funds totaling $82,264.54. 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 that the council adjourn from the
April 2012 council meeting at 9:20 pm. Councilmember Joe DeClark seconded
the motion. All were in favor and the motion carried the council.
Lynette Smith, City Clerk