City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For February 22, 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, Roy Schulz, David Tysz, and Troy Wilson. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer was also in attendance. In attendance in the audience were Keith Andersson, Debbie Groom, Diane Harp, Alyssa Heagy, Dan Hutton, and Fred Wagner.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Diane Harp reported the coalition has their prescription drop box available for unused prescriptions.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. FOOTBALL FIELD: Dan Hutton was in attendance and asked if the city is interested in selling the athletic field to the school. Dave Tysz made a motion to sell the football field to the school for $1000, plus closing costs. Ted Blaszak seconded the motion; all council members voted yes, except Roy Schulz voted no.
We will have the city attorney Stephen Bishop do the closing for the school. We will need to write a letter saying that we will sell it to them for $1000, and they will pay all closing costs.
B. NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS: The council will interview prospective council members March 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Browning will advertise for a special meeting.
C. CEMETERY MAINTENANCE/JOB DESCRIPTION: Mayor Jaeger gave the council a copy of the updated cemetery maintenance job description. He reported he interviewed and would like to hire Cecilia Gatica and Armando Sanchez at $12.50 per hour each. Ted Blaszak made a motion to hire Cecilia Gatica and Armando Sanchez for $12.50 per hour to do maintenance at the cemetery. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
D. .09 GRANT: Mayor Jaeger said we met with the theatre group about remodeling the community center. He let the theatre group make recommendations for the theatre, and the city will make the recommendations for the community center. They are looking at installing a ramp to the theatre from the community center, a handicapped restroom, heating system, dry walling the walls and ceiling, removing the false ceiling, and replace the lights and electrical wiring. We think it will cost about $60,000. John Giudice talked about the fact that at the November meeting, it was discussed that we will not put the money into renovating the building. John Giudice is concerned about the overhead costs to maintain the building.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. NEGOTIATIONS: Roy Schulz said that they would like to postpone this until the March 21, 2016, meeting.
B. ARENA: Ted Blaszak said he was the arena liaison, but we will need to select someone else when we get our new council members.
A. MAYOR’S REPORT: (Mayor Jaeger) Mayor Jaeger said he would like to get someone for summer help. He will advertise.
B. COUNCIL REPORTS: Roy Schulz reported that we have things in the shop needing to be worked on and is suggesting the council consider hiring someone to work on the equipment.
Troy Wilson said that the silt wall is still up by the footbridge. Browning will call Matt Morkert and let him know.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. APPROVE February 1, 2016, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the February 1, 2016, meeting minutes as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve payroll checks 12158 through 12161 totaling $4769.78; and check numbers 12162 through 12181 and voided check number 12174 for $23,953.56 as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m. Ted Blaszak seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: ____________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor