July Minutes

 

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

MINUTES FOR PUBLIC HEARING held on July 2, 2019, 7:00 PM Prior to the regular Town Council Meeting at the Hot Springs Senior Center 101 Main Street.

 

Called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Woods

Present: Neary, Stelter, Whitsett, Smith, Woods

Also present:  Amy Gray, Officer Pfleger, Stephen Sheffield, Deanna Peters, Matt Pavelich, Cam Ulvick, Bob Woods, Josie Schuster, Judy Norgard, Susan Campbell Gray, Dacy Holland

 

 

RESOLUTION # 2019-05R AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT PRE-APPLICATION AND APPLICATION TO THE USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES GRANT/LOAN PROGRAM- Mayor Woods read this resolution aloud and asked for public comment.  There was none

 

RESOLUTION # 2019-06R SURPLUS PROPERTY PROGRAM AUTHORIZED AGENT FORM- Mayor Woods read this resolution aloud and asked for public comment.  There was none.

 

Public Hearing closed at 7:08 pm.

 

MINUTES OF THE JULY 2, 2019 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Hot Springs Senior Center 101 Main Street

CALL TO ORDER By Mayor Woods at 7:08 pm.

ROLL CALL Neary, Stelter, Whitsett, Smith, Woods

Also present:  Amy Gray, Officer Pfleger, Stephen Sheffield, Deanna Peters, Matt Pavelich, Cam Ulvick, Bob Woods, Josie Schuster, Judy Norgard, Susan Campbell Gray, Dacy Holland

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES- motion to approve minutes by Stelter seconded by Smith 3-1 pass  Whitsett voted no

 

PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS- Claims were presented for council approval, motion to approve by Smith, seconded by Stelter 4-0 pass

 

REPORTS

MAYOR- Mayor Reported that Homesteaders and fundraiser concert were both successful without any problems, the Town is finished with the wastewater project and has completed work with Montana Underground and the warranty with them has started. We are currently finishing up the preapplication with USDA for the grant and loan for new police vehicles.

PUBLIC WORKS- Has been busy cutting storm drains in, filling potholes and working on the water and sewer at the City shop. They put in one new service line this month.  The sewer tests at the lagoons are coming back good and the chlorination system is working well, We lost well #1 this week. The pump still seems to be functioning properly so there may be a hole in the discharge pipe. The well driller will be here in 1-2 weeks.  The well was new in 2016.

FIRE DEPT- multiple car crashes and 2 small fires for the fire department.

POLICE- Written report presented by Chief Pfleger

COUNCIL- Neary proposed an idea involving the students at the school working on the website and keeping it up to date. Mayor Woods thought there were a few teachers at the school he could talk to and see if they had any ideas.

CLERK- Gray reported that is has been very busy in Town Hall, several dog complaints and complaints about people and their behavior as well as several zoning questions.  She also reminded the council that it is time to get the budget done and that it would be discussed at the August town council meeting.

LIBRARY- Pavelich presented the library report.

ZONING COMPLIANCE OFFICER- 1 conditional use permit request which is on the agenda

PARKS/RECREATION BOARD- Swings are up, tire swing will go up soon.  Park has been used a lot this summer for birthdays and other kid activities

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- Chamber met to recap homesteaders. The car show worked out well with some proceed donated to Hope For Harlee, Placemats are done and are available at Hot Spring Telephone Company. Annual lease payment is due on highway sign. Chamber of Commerce is considering fundraisers. There will be a 4th of July celebration at the Symes.

ARTIST SOCIETY Meeting at the Symes to discuss Blues Festival scheduled for the last weekend in July

MUSEUM- is open through the summer

 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA ITEMS- Mayor called for public comment on agenda items- there was none

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

RESOLUTION # 2019-05R AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT PRE-APPLICATION AND APPLICATION TO THE USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES GRANT/LOAN PROGRAM- Mayor Woods explained we had several estimates provided and Ford was less expensive than Chevy.  Rehbein Ford provided a quote matching Bison Ford and he suggested it would be nice to keep the business local. Neary made a motion to approve Resolution #2019-05R Second by Smith 4-0 pass

 

RESOLUTION # 2019-06R SURPLUS PROPERTY PROGRAM AUTHORIZED AGENT FORM- Motion made to approve Resolution #2019-06R made by Stelter seconded by Smith 4-0 pass

 

LIBRARY EMPLOYEE PAY INCREASE- The library board has submitted letters indicating a pay increase for Starla to $12.00 and Kayley to $10.10.  Smith made a motion to approve library board request for pay increase, seconded by Stelter 4-0 pass

 

CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION FOR BEAUTY SHOP- SCHUSTER- Josie Schuster has submitted paperwork for a conditional use permit for the property at 602 Central.  She has some signatures from neighbors for support, will be open 3-4 days per week from 8:30 am to 6pm.  There will be adequate off street parking for customers. Mayor Woods explained that he had received one complaint call from a neighbor. Gray reminded everyone that a second unit would require separate water and sewer hookups, Neary expressed his concern about offstreet parking and signage.  Woods stated there would easily be offstreet parking for 3 vehicles. Mayor Woods explained that a decision would have to be made at the August meeting. No action taken

 

ORDINANCE REVIEW UPDATE AND SCHEDULE 1ST PUBLIC HEARING- The first reading of the Ordinance book changes will be Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Hot Springs Senior Center.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/ PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Judy Norgaard- Bikers against bullies are doing an event in Hot Springs in August. She explained that approximately 250 people will be coming into town on motorcycles around noon for the event. A majority of them will be leaving that evening but many will stay. They are looking at making this a yearly event for them. They will bring t-shirts for kids and have a raffle. Judy would like to have Main St closed for 4 to 6 hours that day and are requesting a waiver for open containers.  Smith mentioned the possibility of the Chamber of Commerce doing a food booth.  Mayor Woods explained that event insurance will be required and this would have to be on the agenda in order to be voted on

 

ADJOURN

Motion to adjourn 8:17 pm by Neary Seconded by Stelter 4-0 pass