May Minutes

MINUTES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

MAY 1, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Hot Springs Senior Center

101 Main Street

 

CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR WOODS @ 7:00 P.M.

ROLL CALL Randy Woods, Mary Whitsett, Leslee Smith, Bob Neary, Paul Stelter (via phone)

Also Present: Amy Gray, Stuart Smith, Steven Sheffield, Matt Pavelich, Jonah Whitsett, Bob Woods, Two Elk Standing, Brian Corntassel, Representative Denley Loge

APPROVAL OF MINUTES Smith/Neary 4/0 pass

FINANCIAL REPORTS- Not available at the time of the meeting, will be presented at June Town Council meeting

PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS Smith/Neary Pass 4/0

REPORTS

MAYOR- has been talking to Morrison Maerle and the contractor for the sewer project making sure he is good to go, we used our Bond Council to make sure sewer rate increase was done correctly

PUBLIC WORKS have started working on streets and alleys, going to do clean up monthly through the summer, Sierra is back working more hours

FIRE DEPT no calls, a lot of training getting ready for wildland fires, ambulance was also slow last month

POLICE written report provided and presented by Chief Smith, Chief Smith also stated that he would be retiring at the end of May

COUNCIL thank you to Hot Springs Community Service for the garbage clean up

CLERK clerks institute coming up, Bike rodeo May 21st at the school

LIBRARY written report provided and presented by Matt Pavelich

ZONING COMPLIANCE OFFICER- Mayor Woods looked at 3 culverts- citizens will be purchasing themselves, The Cozy Cottage property will be asking for an encroachment permit at the next council meeting to add steps coming down the bank from the street to their property

PARKS/RECREATION BOARD nothing new to report- will appoint board members as an agenda item later during this meeting

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- has mostly been working on Homesteaders stuff

ARTIST SOCIETY-Finishing pictorial review, starting photography show midway through May and starting summer evens

MUSEUM- Spudfest fundraiser was a good success raising $1800.00

 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA ITEMS-none

 

OLD BUSINESS

SEWER PROJECT- Engineers are verifying all of the information

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

HOMESTEADERS DAYS OPEN CONTAINER WAIVER – motion to pass open container waiver for Homesteaders Days Smith/Whitsett 3/0 pass

 

AUDIT CONTRACT FOR FY16 Motion to approve Audit contract with Nicole Noonan Smith/Neary 3/0 pass

 

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT CONTRACT FOR FY18 Motion to approve contract for annual financial report with Jessica Connelly Neary/Smith 3/0 Pass

 

HEART AND SOUL GRANT – REQUEST TO PAY THROUGH TOWN Motion to approve request by Heart and Soul to pay grant through the town Neary/Smith 3/0 pass

 

PARKS AND REC BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS Four letters of interest to serve on the Parks and Rec board were submitted, Mayor Woods would like to appoint those four to the parks and rec board; Kelly Pederson, William Halliburton, Bruce Olson, and Jason Moore, motion by Smith/Whitsett 3/0 Pass

 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Whitsett had a lady contact her because she was upset she had received a shutoff notice

Corntassel found medals when digging at his property belonging to George Kincade and would like anyone with info to contact family to let them know he has them or they will be donated to the museum

Rep. Denley Loge asked if the Town was able to obtain the funds provided for by the new fuel tax and also discussed the Opportunity Zones funding. Mayor Woods has already been discussing this with Janet Camel at the Trib

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURN Neary/Smith 8:15 pm

 

***Councilman Paul Stelter was able to hear the entire meeting but due to technical difficulties, we were unable to hear his response to voting once we started New Business. Communications were established once again during Executive session, and Stelter stated he had voted yes to each of the agenda items. This is not recorded in the votes.

 

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