Mayor Thomas Sims called the regular Council Meeting of July 13, 2015 to order at 7:30 P.M. Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Members John Ruymann, Angelo Cilluffo, Traci Fallow, Alan Palmerson, and Julie Zehe answered roll call. Full Quorum.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Cilluffo to accept the regular minutes of June 08, 2015. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARING: none
CITIZENS COMMENTS: none
MAYOR’S REPORT: none
PRESENTATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS: none -Oakville Health and Safety moved to Workshop
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. Discussion on the status of the Police and Jail contracts. Lt. Porter explained that, “without a contract, no services are guaranteed.” When asked what services are guaranteed with a contract, he repeated the above statement, saying that was all he was allowed to say. The GHSO will not guarantee hours or exact response action in the contract at hand.
At this time a motion was made by Councilperson Cilluffo with a second by Councilperson Fallow to enter into the contract with the GHSO for Law Enforcement services for 2015. Roll Call: John Ruymann-Yes, Angelo Cilluffo-Yes, Traci Fallow-Yes, Alan Palmerson-Yes, Julie Zehe-Yes - Motion carried.
Another motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Cilluffo to enter into the contract with the GHSO for Jail Services for 2015. Roll Call: John Ruymann-Yes, Angelo Cilluffo-Yes, Traci Fallow-Yes, Alan Palmerson-Yes, Julie Zehe-Yes - Motion carried.
Lt. Porter was present at the meeting to give a report. Mayor Sims thanked Deputy Lewis for helping out during the 4th of July Parade.
Public Works Director, Dan Thompson updated the council on the projects and work being done around the city in the Water, Streets, Cemetery and Parks departments. Discussion on improvements to the property on Eagle St. for a future City Park. Discussion on use of the Prison Crew for Public Works use.
STAFF REPORT: none
Law Enforcement and Jail Services Contracts – (dealt with earlier in the meeting)
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Development - A motion was made by Councilperson Ruymann with a second by Councilperson Fallow to approve Mayor Sims to sign the letter of interest. Motion carried.
Rules for City Parks – moved to Workshop
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS:
RES#401: Vacation of Right of Way- moved to Workshop
Clerk-Treasurer Amy Durga, submitted: Checks #18141-18160 dated 06-17-15, in the amount of $9,008.48. Checks #18161-18177 dated 07-09-15, in the amount of $13,564.19. Payroll Checks #12358-12375 dated 06-30-15 in the amount of $12,533.89.
Motion was made by Councilperson Cilluffo and seconded by Councilperson Fallow to accept the Clerk’s Report as presented for payment of the bills. Motion carried.
Mayor Sims mentioned that the insurance company has signed off on all of the projects that the building needed for the recent remodel. The brighter LED lighting will be installed soon. Also the FOTL are interested in getting the stained glass window behind the council chambers fixed, possibly adding a projector screen, installing a drop down ceiling (or paint the current one), and making the front door ADA push button style. They are getting quotes at this time. Councilperson Ruymann is glad that we have finally straightened out the Sheriffs contract, he was also very pleased with the 4th of July parade turn out, and it was very successful. Councilperson Palmerson is also glad that we worked out the Sherriff’s contract because this town really needs policing but we also need to keep an eye on this subject and work toward making sure that our police work is effective. Fallow commented on the police contract (inaudible on tape). Councilperson Zehe thought the 4th of July Parade went very well and had a lot of fun. Mayor Sims also reminded us to keep a watch out for our neighbor’s house.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: none
At 8:40 PM Mayor Sims adjourned the meeting.