Mayor Keith Francis called the regular Council Meeting of February 12, 2018 to order at 7:30 P.M. Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Members Traci Fallow, Anthony Smith, Allen Werth, and John Ruymann answered roll call.. A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second from Councilperson Smith to excuse Councilperson Zehe and Councilperson Fallow. Motion Carried.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilperson Smith with a second by Councilperson Ruymann to accept the regular minutes of January 08, 2018. Motion carried.
Councilperson Zehe arrived at 7:32
PUBLIC HEARING: None
CITIZENS COMMENTS : None
BIA Appeal- Brief update on the meeting that the mayor had with the tribe on the property in question.
Citizen academy in Elma- Mayor only city official that signed up for these classes feels that they will be very informative.
Training for community watch- preliminary discussion for training available in town.
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. A Motion was made by Councilperson Zehe with a Second by Councilperson Smith to except the PUD agreement as written. Motion Carried.
Verbal account given to council. Officer Lewis is also requesting some shades be put on the windows in the police office.
Public Works Director, Richard Armstrong submitted a written report on the projects and work being done around the city in the Water, Streets, Cemetery and Parks departments. Richard also introduced his new assistant Mark Hagedorn.
2017 end of the year Financial Statement- no discussion.
2018 Committees- A motion was made by Councilperson Werth with a second from Councilperson Zehe to except committees has they are written. Motion Carried.
WSDOT JC Contract- A motion was made by Councilperson Smith with a second from Councilperson Zehe to accept the contract as written. Motion Carried.
Teamsters Contract- A motion was made by Councilperson Smith with a second from Councilperson Werth to accept the contract as written. Motion Carried.
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: None
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: None
Clerk-Treasurer Amy Durga, submitted: Checks #19170-19188 dated 01/22/2018, in the amount of $5,272.75. Checks #19189-19208 dated 02/07/2018, in the amount of $16,383.12.
Payroll Checks #12712-12719 and EFT claims dated January 2018 in the amount of $18,018.73.
Motion was made by Councilperson Zehe and seconded by Councilperson Smith to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented for payment of the bills. Motion carried.
Mayor Francis- Stated that he had an excellent meeting between himself and Tribal Chair Harry Pickernell, and feels that it will be a beneficial partnership for the entire community.
A Motion was made by Councilperson Smith with a second by Councilperson Werth to Adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM. Motion Carried.