Mayor Thomas Sims called the regular Council Meeting of May 09, 2016 to order at 7:30 P.M. Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Members John Ruymann, Traci Fallow, Angelo Cilluffo, and Julie Zehe answered roll call. A motion was made by Councilperson Zehe with a second by Councilperson Fallow to excuse Councilperson Palmerson. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Zehe to accept the regular minutes of April 11, 2016. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARING: none
CITIZENS COMMENTS: none
Mayor asked for volunteers from the Council to form a Personnel Committee. Councilmember Zehe and Cilluffo agreed to be on the new committee.
PRESENTATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS: none
Attorney Dan Glenn submitted a written report to the city council with his legal opinions on the current issues of the city and tonight’s agenda.
POLICE REPORT: none
No report. Councilmembers wanted to make sure the broken stop sign at Harris/Allen is fixed and also the street sign at Harris/Second is fixed.
STAFF REPORT: none
Water Rates – Tabled for further discussion.
Old Swing Set Surplus – The decision was made that the old swing set should just be scrapped and not surplused for safety reasons.
Gibson Letter requesting the council allow licensed ATV’s in town. Council reviewed the current Ordinance and do not see the need to change it at this time. ATV’s are currently not allowed on the streets inside city limits.
Rochester Water Association Agreement – A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Cilluffo to ratify the agreement Mayor Sims made with RWA to utilize their services in times of emergency. - Motion carried.
Credit Card Machine - A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Zehe to obtain a credit card machine and related services from Umpqua bank. - Motion carried. Further discussion – Council would like to see the matter brought back to the table if there will be a transaction fee from Umpqua.
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:
ORD #612 Annexation of the Oakville Regional Event Center- A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Cilluffo to adopt Ordinance 612. All Council Members voted YES. - Motion carried.
Clerk-Treasurer Amy Durga, submitted: Checks #18470-18478 dated 04-20-2016, in the amount of $8,831.49. Checks #18479-18501 dated 05-05-2016, in the amount of $18,041.15. Payroll Checks #12533-12548 dated 04-28-2016, in the amount of $12,921.83.
Motion was made by Councilperson Zehe and seconded by Councilperson Cilluffo to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented for payment of the bills. Motion carried.
Councilmember Ruymann inquired about his election term date, Councilmember Cilluffo offered to donate a large American Flag to the City, Mayor Sims wished everyone to enjoy the beautiful weather.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: none
At 8:06 PM Mayor Sims recessed the meeting until May 16th for a special presentation from Umpqua.
RECESSED MEETING MINUTES - May 16, 2016
Mayor Thomas Sims called the recessed Council Meeting of May 16, 2016 to order at 6:49 P.M.
Council Members John Ruymann, Allan Palmerson, Traci Fallow, Angelo Cilluffo, and Julie Zehe answered roll call. Full Quorum present.
Terry Keegan and Kathy Brown were present, representing Umpqua Bank and offering the current bank building at 201 E Pine as a donation to the City. Some stipulations include, allowing Umpqua to keep the ATM machine without charge, that the building be used for Community good, and that it cannot be sold for profit. The council accepted the idea and wants to go forward with legal paperwork for formal approval.
Water Rates – Council discussed raising water rates $5 per month, in order to hire a permanent part time helper for Public Works. Motion was made by Councilperson Cilluffo and seconded by Councilperson Fallow to raise water rates starting with in August. Motion carried. Roll Call Vote: Zehe-Y, Fallow-Y, Palmerson-Y, Cilluffo - Y, Ruymann -N.
All councilmembers are happy about the acquiring the bank building. Councilperson Ruymann does not want to give out current building away since we have fixed it up and it is an asset. Councilperson Cilluffo commented that the FOTL and The City have made a lot of progress in working together. Councilperson Palmerson would like to consider ideas for the bank building, not sure moving City Hall over there is the best idea. Councilperson Fallow feels it will be good for the community and Councilperson Zehe also feels that it is an asset to the City.
Mayor Sims adjourned the meeting at 7:31PM.