(The regular meeting of July 11th was recessed until July 25th, due to lack of quorum.)
Mayor pro tem Angelo Cilluffo called the recessed Council Meeting of July 11th, held on July 25, 2016 to order at 7:30 P.M. Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Members Traci Fallow, Allan Palmerson, Angelo Cilluffo, and Julie Zehe answered roll call. A motion was made by Councilperson Zehe with a second by Councilperson Palmerson to excuse Councilperson Ruymann. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilperson Palmerson with a second by Councilperson Zehe to accept the regular minutes of June 13, 2016. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARING: none
B. Meile – commented on the impending water rate increase and the new hire in training for the Public Works position. He wanted to impress upon the council the importance of keeping the City water system in good condition and having someone with the proper training to run it.
MAYOR’S REPORT: none
Hiring Committee - Councilperson Cilluffo and Zehe introduced the new hires for the City. Annette Woolsey was hired on 6/13/16 to fill the Deputy Clerk position and Richard Armstrong was hired on 7/13/16 to fill the Public Works Director in Training position.
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.
Sgt. Lewis gave a brief oral report to the council of current events, mentioning that the July 4th Parade and Celebration went well, without incident.
Public Works Director, Dan Thompson submitted a written report on the projects and work being done around the city in the Water, Streets, Cemetery and Parks departments. Richard Armstrong read the report and gave the council recent updates to the report, in Dan’s absence.
Building Inspector, Don Terry, submitted a written report with his recommendations regarding the possible rezoning of 3-4 blocks, situated N of Pine, S of Cedar, E of 2nd, W of Center. This area is currently zoned Industrial and he is recommending Residential/Light Commercial so that the home owners are able to improve their homes. The attorney said this would need to be referred to the hearings examiner and recommended tabling the matter for further information and the council agreed.
N Allen Street Vacation - A motion was made by Councilperson Cilluffo with a second by Councilperson Zehe to hold a hearing on this matter at the next Regular Council Meeting on August 8th, 2016. Motion carried.
J & J Solutions presented a letter to council requesting a permit to host a 1st Annual Auto Cruise event on August 27th from 9AM-4PM. A motion was made by Councilperson Cilluffo with a second by Councilperson Fallow to waive the 90-day permit deadline, so that Dan Thompson can except and review the Special Events Permit from J&J Solutions. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS: none
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:
RES#405 – Water Rates Increase - A motion was made by Councilperson Fallow with a second by Councilperson Zehe to approve Resolution #405 as written. Motion carried.
Clerk-Treasurer Amy Durga, submitted: Checks #18529-18541 dated 06-21-16, in the amount of $3,621.41. Checks #18542-18559 dated 07-07-16, in the amount of $13,091.25.
Payroll Checks #12565-12582 dated 06-29-16 in the amount of $13,365.83.
Motion was made by Councilperson Zehe and seconded by Councilperson Palmerson to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented for payment of the bills. Motion carried.
Credit Card machine is now up and Running. The Clerk also submitted a mid-year financial report.
Councilperson Palmerson thanked the rest of the council for excusing his absence while he was gone. Councilpersons Zehe and Fallow welcomed the new employees.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: none
Mayor pro tem Cilluffo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05PM, with a second by Councilperson Fallow. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:05PM.