July Minutes

 

MINUTES OF TOWN COUNCIL MEETING- DRAFT ONLY UNTIL APPROVED BY COUNCIL

July 3, 2018

7:00 p.m. Hot Springs Senior Center

101 Main Street

 

CALL TO ORDER 7:02 P.M. By Mayor Woods      

ROLL CALL Mayor Woods, Paul Stelter, Leslee Smith, Bob Neary, Mary Whitsett

Also present: Amy Gray Clerk, Officer Eric Pfleger, Steven Sheffield, M’lin Kendrick, Bob Woods, Terry Shockey, Brian Corntassel

APPROVAL OF MINUTES  Smith/Neary to approve minutes 4-0 pass

FINANCIAL REPORTS Smith/Stelter to approve May 2018 Financials  4-0 pass

PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS Smith/Stelter to approve claims 4-0 pass

REPORTS

MAYOR- Mayor has had a few meetings this past month

PUBLIC WORKS- Employees have been out sick a lot this past month. U-turn signs are up and a stripe has been painted at the stop sign. Sierra is working on the new permit requirements from EPA, and documenting for new testing requirements and operations manual. They have cleaned storm drains and are putting a new manhole in at the park and need to get gravel hauled and alleys and streets need some attention. We have ordered the equipment for pothole patching.

FIRE DEPT- Busy- 2 vehicle fires, 2 grass fires, 1 structure fire. There were no incidents related to Homesteaders for fire and ambulance

POLICE- report presented by Officer Pfleger. He also expressed the need for I.T. assistance with the computers in the police department

COUNCIL Mary Whitsett thanked the crew for getting the u-turn signs up and reported that the dog problem seems to be better

LIBRARY M’lin Kendrick presented written report

ZONING COMPLIANCE OFFICER nothing new

PARKS/RECREATION BOARD will be meeting with Mayor and clerk about park budget and projects

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Recap of homesteader days and budget

ARTIST SOCIETY no meeting in July, Blues Festival July 20,21

COMMUNITY AWARENESS is planning swim sessions at the Symes, unsure when

 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA ITEMS-none

 

OLD BUSINESS

WATER PROJECT- TSEP still in limbo- CDBG gave us an extension

SEWER PROJECT- Preconstruction meeting planned for July 11th @ 1:00

 

NEW BUSINESS

PAY RATE INCREASE FOR POLICE OFFICERS- Officer Pfleger to be paid $17.00/hour, Officer  Martin to be paid $15.50/hour  Neary/Smith  4-0 pass

 

PAY RATE INCREASE FOR LIBRARY EMPLOYEES Starla Rice raise to $11.50/hr, Kayley Camp raise to $9.80/hr. per library board request. Smith/Stelter  4-0 pass

 

RESOLUTION FOR BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR GAS TAX FUND increase expenditure budget for gas tax and street lighting Stelter/Neary  4-0 Pass

 

JUDGE APPOINTMENT Mayor Woods recommends appointment of Matt Pavelich as Town Judge Stelter/Whitsett 4-0 pass

 

DISCUSSION FOR ORDINANCE REVISION TO ADDRESS TINY HOUSES Discussion only about Tiny houses being built in the City limits. Council and Mayor agree there is a need to address tiny houses in the ordinances. Ordinance review by Town Council will be scheduled.

 

TOWN SERVER AND COMPUTER SYSTEM UPGRADES Stelter/Neary to approve upgrades proposed by First Call  4-0 Pass

 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT NON-AGENDA ITEMS –none

 

ADJOURN Neary/Smith 4-0 pass   8:35 p.m.