City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For August 17, 2015
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Pro-tempore Roy Schulz called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present at the meeting were Schulz, Ted Blaszak, Debbie Groom, John Giudice, and Richard Kelly. Also present was Clerk/Treasurer, Kynda Browning. In attendance in the audience were Matt Morkert (Century West Engineering), Diane Harp, Barbara Tee, Blaine Tee and Unique Wood.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Pro-tempore Schulz asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Matt Morkert was in attendance from Century West and presented the following:
~Pay estimate no. 3 for $170,222.24 for the Park Street project. The project is done except for the punch list items and planting and hydro-seeding that will have to be done after October 15. They are waiting for the LED fixtures before they put the lights in. Debbie Groom made a motion to approve the pay estimate as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. ~The connection at Washington and Alder has missing valve cans, so Duane Groom cannot shut off the water to put a new line in. Granite will be here in September and this is one of the items they will fix. ~Spokane River Keepers are looking for violations of the Clean Water Act. A couple years ago the City of Tekoa received a letter from them with concerns, and we have completed two sewer projects to try to address the problem. Century West will compose a letter to the Riverkeepers and let them know what improvements have been made. Matt Morkert will look into applying for a planning only grant for the sewer to show where we still need to make improvements. IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Blaine Tee was in attendance to address the council about his parking violation on Crosby Street.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. NO PARKING ON PARK STREET OR BROADWAY AT CORNER: There was discussion. Ted Blaszak made a motion to put a No Parking sign from the alley to the corner of Broadway and Park on the north side of the street. Richard Kelly seconded the motion; John Giudice abstained from voting, all council members voted yes.
B. MOTION GIVING MAYOR PERMISSION TO WRITE TICKETS: We will table this until the September meeting when Stephen Bishop is in attendance.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. ORDINANCE FOR COMPOST PILE: We will finalize this at the September meeting. B. OWNERS ONLY RECEIVING AND PAYING THE UTILITY BILL: The council said we should do what our ordinance says and only send the billing to the owner. C. TIB APPLICATIONS (Matt Morkert): After reviewing the proposed applications, Ted Blaszak made a motion to apply for the following TIB applications: Reconstruct Main Street from Crosby Street to Leslie Street, reconstruct Crosby Street and Park Road from Main Street to Howard Street and Park Street to City Limits, chip seal Howard Street and Broadway Street, and build sidewalks on SR274 from Howard Street for 720’ and on Highway 27 from Line Street to Main Street. Richard Kelly seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. D. CEMETERY WATER UPDATE (Matt Morkert): Matt Morkert gave the council an estimate to run a 6-inch water line to increase the water to the cemetery. He will give the council more information on drilling a well and putting in electricity. There was discussion about changing the practices at the cemetery so that we don't have to water so much. There was discussion. E. IRON HORSE ARENA: The council received a complaint about people using the pens at the arena to keep their horses. There was discussion. The council asked that we contact the horse owners and ask them not to use the arena to keep their horses there. F. WELCOME WAGON: There was discussion. G. WALL ON WARREN STREET (SEAMS PEELING): Matt Morkert took pictures and will tell Accelerated they have to fix seams before we release retainage. H. .09 COMMITTEE FOR 2016: Diane Harp and Fran Martin are interested in being on the .09 committee. VIII. REPORTS: A. MAINTENANCE REPORT: (Duane Groom) Groom was not in attendance.
B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: (Kynda Browning) Browning did not have a report. C. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger was not in attendance. D. COUNCIL REPORTS: The ambulance committee is wondering if they can get some proclamation thanking Rob and Melinda Wilkins for their time. The council asked that they attend a meeting we can present it to them. Ted Blaszak asked if we can get a group together to clean up people's yards. He will try to get more information and put it together. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE July 20, 2015, MEETING MINUTES: Debbie Groom made a motion to approve the July 20, 2015, meeting minutes as presented. Richard Kelly seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Debbie Groom made a motion to approve EFT payroll checks and payroll check number 11848 through 11858, 11882 and 11883 totaling $17,159.45; and check numbers 11846, 11847, 11859 through 11895 including EFT for Association of Washington Cities and Department of Revenue for $242,360.67 as presented. Richard Kelly seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Debbie Groom made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 p.m. Richard Kelly seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ____________________________________ Roy Schulz – Mayor Pro-tempore ATTEST: ___________________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer