City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For February 27, 2017
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, and David Tysz. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer, was also in attendance. In attendance in the audience were Keith Andersson, Debbie Groom, Diane Harp, Wendy Sienknecht and Ken Wolf.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Jaeger explained to the audience that the meeting would only include four agenda items because of the weather. Alyssa Heagy made a motion to adjust the agenda to include only the four items. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: There was none.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Ken Wolf was in attendance to talk about Keith Andersson’s building.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. STREET BUDGET STATUS: Postponed.
B. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT: Postponed.
C. ANIMAL ORDINANCE: Postponed.
D. FIRE DEPT. RATING: Postponed. E. STATUS OF COHN TRUST: Postponed. F. CONVERSION OF ORDINANCE BOOKS TO DIGITAL: Postponed. G. EMPIRE THEATRE LEASE AGREEMENT (THEATRE ASKING FOR CHANGE): The Empire Theatre asked to have the agreement changed to a five-year agreement so they can apply for a grant. After discussion, Ted Blaszak made a motion to accept the Empire Theatre lease agreement, changing it to a five-year lease. Roy Schulz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. AREA COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL RATES: Postponed.
B. ANDERSSON BUILDING STATUS: There was discussion about the Andersson building on the corner of Main and Crosby that has fallen down. Keith Andersson was in attendance and said he is having someone come to look at it on March 15 to see about putting it on the state historical register. After discussion, Ted Blaszak made a motion to talk to the city attorney about sending a letter to Mr. Anderson because of the eminent danger. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
C. OTHER PROPERTIES OF CONCERN: This was discussed with the Andersson building.
D. PUBLIC MEETING ON FEBRUARY 21ST: Postponed.
E. BALLOTS TO NON-RESIDENTS: Postponed.
F. SALE OF TANNER PROPERTY: Stephen Bishop said we will need to advertise the property on Sheridan in the Gazette Record for two weeks before we can accept bids on the property. We will advertise for sealed bids to be opened at the March meeting.
G. APPROVE AWC LOSS CONTROL GRANT APPLICATION: An AWC Loss Control Grant application was presented to the council to purchase a new pump for the sewer jetter. The cost of the pump will be $14,000 plus shipping. The grant application is for $5,000.00. Ted Blaszak made a motion to apply for the AWC Loss Control grant for $5,000.00. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
H. DWSRF PLANNING GRANT FOR WATER TO CEMETERY: A grant application for the DWSRF planning grant was presented to the council to do the planning in order to get water to the cemetery. Alyssa Heagy made a motion to approve the grant application as presented. Ted Blaszak seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
I. FIVE AND TEN-YEAR GOAL UPDATE: Mayor Jaeger gave the council a copy of the 2016 updates with recommended changes. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve both the five and ten-year goals for the city, with revisions. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. The updates will be reviewed at the March meeting.
A. MAYOR’S REPORT: There was none.
B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: There was none.
C. COUNCIL REPORTS: Ted Blaszak reported on the trestle.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. APPROVE January 23, 2017, MEETING MINUTES: Ted Blaszak made a motion to approve the January 23, 2017, meeting minutes as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Ted Blaszak made a motion to approve payroll checks 12707 through 12716 and EFT payroll checks for totaling $24,823.77; and check numbers 12717 through 12744 and EFT checks for $47,883.87 as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Ted Blaszak made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 p.m. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
APPROVED: __________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor