City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For August 15, 2016
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor John Jaeger called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present at the meeting were Jaeger, Ted Blaszak, John Giudice, Alyssa Heagy, Roy Schulz, Carol Sturman, and David Tysz. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer, was also in attendance. In attendance in the audience were Diane Harp and Jerry and Mary Heitt.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Mayor Jaeger presented the TIB grant applications for Main Street for $739,050, Crosby and Park Street for $746,700, SR274 sidewalk for $152,620 and a pavement preservation grant for $112,745. There was discussion about match money. John Giudice made a motion to apply for the above-listed grants with the city matching 3% of the grant for all of them except the pavement preservation grant. He also added that we are committed to chip sealing next summer if the levy passes. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Mary Heitt was in attendance and asked about her neighbor’s lawn not being mowed. Mayor Jaeger will have the code enforcement officer talk to her neighbors.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: Alyssa Heagy reported the crime prevention committee discussed community involvement, community pride, police, and community programs including block watch and safe streets. Mayor Jaeger asked the council to put the list into priority that they think is important. B. ANIMAL ORDINANCE: Mayor Jaeger is still working on this. C. TANNER LOTS FOR SALE: We are still working on this. D. WATER LINE RESPONSIBILITY: Mayor Jaeger told the council that our ordinance states that any water hooked onto the main is done by the city. E. SPEED SIGN BY RUHL PARK: Suggestion that we have a “slow children at play” sign. We will talk about this next month. F. GOLF COURSE LEASE: The updated golf course lease was presented to the council. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the updated golf course lease. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. G. UPDATE LEVY RESOLUTION WITH ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS' SIGNATURES (PER ELECTION DEPARTMENT): Browning presented Resolution No. 16-04 that was approved at the July meeting, because the election department asked that all council members sign it. Ted Blaszak made a motion to approve Resolution No. 16-04 as amended with all council member’s signatures. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. VII. NEW BUSINESS: A. BIDS FOR .09 GRANT: The city received two bids for the community center. They did not give us the information we needed (the bids were not broken down enough). Ted Blaszak made a motion to throw out the bids, re-advertise, and open the bids the Friday before the September council meeting. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. BURN PILE: Mayor Jaeger recommended that we only have the burn pile two months in the spring and two months in the fall. Ted Blaszak suggested that it is open all year around. Dave Tysz made a motion to allow people to bring burnables down continuously. Ted Blaszak seconded the motion; Roy Schulz called for the question. Ted Blaszak, Carol Sturman, Roy Schulz and Dave Tysz voted to have the burn pile open all year. Alyssa Heagy and John Giudice voted no. The motion passed. C. 2016 BUDGET AMENDMENT ORDINANCE: Browning presented Ordinance No. 829, amending the 2016 budget and transfer money from the current expense fund to the cemetery fund. After reviewing the ordinance, Roy Schulz made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 829 as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. D. HAY LEASE: There was discussion about the Hays leasing a portion of the ground to be developed for the cemetery. Roy Schulz will get more information and we will discuss it at the September council meeting. VIII. REPORTS: A. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger reported we had seven houses sold in the last month or so. B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: Browning reported there will be a meeting in Fairfield for an energy assistance grant, and she invited the council. She also reported she will be attending a LEOFF I class next week. C. COUNCIL REPORTS: Ted Blaszak reported on an upcoming dinner with a gentleman for the Rails to Trails, asked for volunteers to read with the kids at school, and talked about no response from our local legislatures.
There was a discussion about putting a water line in for Sheri Currier where she takes care of the plants near the road. John Giudice talked about the trucks cutting between the park and the basketball court and said it is destroying the curb and sidewalk. There was discussion. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE July 18, 2016, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the July 18, 2016, meeting minutes as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve payroll checks 12436 through 12448 and EFT payroll checks totaling $23182.16; and check numbers 12449 through 12480 and EFT checks for $65,724.21 as presented. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ____________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor ATTEST: ___________________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer