MINUTES OF OCTOBER 2, 2018 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Hot Springs Senior Center 101 Main Street
CALL TO ORDER by Mayor Woods at 7:00 p.m.
ROLL CALL Present-Woods, Whitsett, Neary, Smith
Also Present: Clerk Gray, Officer Pfleger, Dick Adams, Stephan Sheffield, Nisca Warthen, Two Elk Standing, Bruce Olson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES Smith/ Neary change to artist society report 3-0 pass
FINANCIAL REPORTS Smith/ Neary 3-0 pass
PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS Neary/Smith 3-0 pass
MAYOR stop work order on sewer project has been issued while contractor waits for parts , Mayor has spent a lot of time talking with the engineers and contractor about the project, stop work order and change orders requested. Grant application for PER for drain water is in the process of being completed by Engineers. A resident on Camas road donated land years ago in exchange for 2 sewer connection and she has been upset because she only received one. The town will send her a letter letting her know she will be able to connect a second sewer connection with no connection fees but that she will be responsible for all other expenses related to connecting. Well drillers were here for sewer project, had them drill a well at lagoons 93 feet 100 gal/min. Dog complaints have continued. People have to take care of the dogs, police will continue to work on dog problem
PUBLIC WORKS- divers were in the water tanks today cleaning and inspecting them. Continue working on parks. Last cleanup day is done, getting ready for winter. Plowing and sanding plans are being discussed.
FIRE DEPT- still busy, multiple calls. By 2025 all radios have to be digital. FD is good but PD needs them. Tribe and Forest Service are already switching over. Ambulance has been a little slow, we have 3 new EMT’s who have tested and passed.
POLICE Written report presented by Officer Pfleger
COUNCIL Whitsett asked if dog complaints need to be written and was told that in order for the police to take action there needs to be a written complaint. Whitsett
had reported on mentioned reports of sewer smell at previous council meeting and asked if it had been checked and Woods reply was that it had been checked and found to be no problem. Whitsett also commented on the U-turn signs asking if police can take action on violations.
LIBRARY Nisca Warthen presented written report for library
ZONING COMPLIANCE OFFICER- Woods reported that the shed on the property lines has been moved, there are a couple of lot line adjustments that have been submitted.
PARKS/RECREATION BOARD- Dino is up and is being used, swing is in progress
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- Smith reported that Chamber is discussing memberships, and layouts for placemats
ARTIST SOCIETY-Silent art auction Nov 10, wine, cheese and chocolate tasting. Will be talking about Halloween- ghost walk 6-8 pm, kiddie contest 7pm at senior center. Looking for new sponsor for trunk or treat
COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA ITEMS
Mayor Woods called for public comment-No public comment on agenda items
POLICE COMMISSION MEMBER APPOINTMENT- Letter of interest for appointment of police commission submitted by Lyle Fisher, Woods would like to recommend appointment of Lyle Fisher to police commission. Motion to appoint Fisher to police commission – Whitsett/ Smith 3-0 pass
MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH SERVICE LINE WARRANTIES OF AMERICA Motion to approve Marketing agreement –Smith /Neary 3-0 pass
WASTEWATER PROJECT UPDATE AND PAY APPLICATION – Stop work order in place because contractor will not have material until after October 15, Pay app for services and work up to this point- still has to do valves at lagoons, auger plant and concrete building at lift station Motion to approve pay app Neary/ Smith 3-0 pass
MORRISON MAERLE INVOICE # 181174 motion to pay invoice Smith/Whitsett 3-0 pass
COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT NON-AGENDA ITEMS
Woods reported that the council had a work session on zoning and there was a lot of good discussion. Talked about mobile homes and set backs in Residential A and B, Another work session is scheduled for Oct 16th 6pm.
Mary Whitsett expressed possible scheduling conflict with ordinance review date and asked for clarification
Sam Cowles- Dog issue, asked if he would get in trouble if he hosed down a dog that was being vicious or if he sprayed it with wasp spray. Officer Pfleger stated that if he was in fear he would use whatever he could.
ADJOURN Neary/ Smith 7:57 pm 3-0 pass