MINUTES FOR PUBLIC HEARING September 4, 2018
Hot Springs Senior Center 101 Main Street
7:00 p.m. Called to order by Mayor Woods
Present: Leslee Smith, Paul Stelter, Bob Neary, Mary Whitsett, Mayor Randy Woods, Clerk Amy Gray, Officer Eric Pfleger, and Stephen Sheffield
PUBLIC HEARING FOR RESOLUTION #2019-01R RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF HOT SPRINGS- Mayor Woods asked for comment, no public comment. Neary asked for an explanation of mill values, Woods explained how they are determined.
RESOLUTION #2019-02R RESOLUTION FOR SETTING THE PAY RATES EMPLOYEES/CONTRACT WORKERS FOR THE 2018-2019 BUDGET YEAR– Mayor Woods asked for comment- none
RESOLUTION #2019-03R RESOLUTION RELATING TO $696,000 SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, CONSISTING OF $440,000 SERIES 2018A BOND AND $256,000 SERIES 2018B BOND; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND FIXING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THEREOF AND CREATING SPECIAL FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS AND PLEDGING CERTAIN REVENUES AS SECURITY THEREFOR – Mayor woods asked for comment- none
Close public hearing at 7:08 p.m.
MINUTES FOR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
September 4, 2018
7:00 p.m. immediately following public hearing
Hot Springs Senior Center 101 Main Street
CALL TO ORDER By Mayor Woods at 7:08 p.m.
ROLL CALL Present: Leslee Smith, Paul Stelter, Bob Neary, Mary Whitsett, Mayor Randy Woods
Also present- Clerk Amy Gray, Officer Eric Pfleger, and Stephen Sheffield
APPROVAL OF MINUTES motion to approve minutes from August Town Council minutes Stelter/Smith 4-0 pass
FINANCIAL REPORTS- No financial reports available at this meeting
PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS- Motion to approve Smith/Stelter 4-0 pass
MAYOR- Mayor Woods reported that the Town has been busy with fire activity. Explained that those who do not have a land line but would like to get emergency notifications from Sanders County dispatch need to register their cell phone numbers with the county, Fire crews are camped at the high school and the fire kitchen crew is at the Rodeo grounds. The town has been cooperating with fire crews providing water, trucks and personnel as requested.
Mayor Woods also met with Senator Tester and his reps about the hardship created for small towns trying to apply for grants due to the requirements of small towns to meet the same criteria as large cities. Mayor attended a Heart and Soul meeting, they are still doing the ground work
PUBLIC WORKS getting ready for winter, working on streets and helping with the sewer project. They have also started replacing drains
FIRE DEPT- has been extremely busy this month. Fire calls have outpaced ambulance calls this month
POLICE- Officer Pfleger presented police report, gave a shout out to Officer Martin for all of his hard work this past month.
COUNCIL- it was recommended that the Town send a letter thanking the Tribe for their help and information with fires, Neary brought up the parking sign issues from the previous council meeting and it was explained that signs were ordered and it was in the process of being completed. Neary also expressed a need for more notice for the public to be made aware of the ordinance review for residential A and B. Ordinance review was set for September 18th at 6pm
CLERK- Clerk expressed the need for public to submit a report or complaint in order for our police to act on them. Also, sidewalk grant application period opens at the end of September and will be looking into that.
LIBRARY- Written report was submitted by Starla, presented by Mayor Woods
ZONING COMPLIANCE OFFICER- Complaint of a shed leaning on a fence was received, will be addressing it in the next couple of weeks.
PARKS/RECREATION BOARD- public works will begin work on the swing, Dottie Welch donated the dinosaur in the park and a friend has donated a sign in her honor that will be put up at the park.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- Leslee reported chamber of commerce is done recapping homesteaders, thanked Dave for doing the signs on the highway
ARTIST SOCIETY- Leslee reported that the Artist Society is beginning work for silent art auction
MUSEUM- closed for the season
COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA ITEMS
Mayor Woods called for public comment on agenda items- there was none
OLD BUSINESS- no old business
RESOLUTION #2019-01R RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF HOT SPRINGS- Stelter/Smith 4-0 pass
RESOLUTION #2019-02R RESOLUTION FOR SETTING THE PAY RATES EMPLOYEES/CONTRACT WORKERS FOR THE 2018-2019 BUDGET YEAR-
Smith/ Neary 4-0 pass
RESOLUTION #2019-03R RESOLUTION RELATING TO $696,000 SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, CONSISTING OF $440,000 SERIES 2018A BOND AND $256,000 SERIES 2018B BOND- Smith/ Stelter 4-0 pass
WASTEWATER PROJECT UPDATE AND PAY APPLICATION Mayor Woods gave update on sewer project, contractors are running behind a little and are waiting for supplies. Compliments for the work they have done from Mayor Woods and Paul Stelter who both said the contractor is doing very good work, just behind schedule. Motion to approve pay app Neary/ Whitsett 4-0 pass
DRAW REQUEST FOR MORRISON MAERLE INVOICE #180887 AND INVOICE #181027 Motion to approve draw request Smith/Stelter 4-0 pass
COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT NON-AGENDA ITEMS
Mayor Woods has had several people approach him with complaints about dogs and a dog bite incident and reminded everyone that we need a report to be able to follow up on these things.
8:21 Neary /Whitsett 4-0 pass