City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For June 5, 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 Carol Sturman. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer, was also in attendance. In attendance in the audience were Keith Andersson, Jack Bowman, Sandy Dehan, Debbie Groom, Diane Harp and Theresa Raines.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor John Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Matt Morkert was in attendance. He talked about applying for a FEMA grant to move the sewer line up from the creek bank, or capping the eleven manholes along the creek. There was discussion. Ted Blaszak made a motion to move ahead with the FEMA grant for $354,926.25. Carol Sturman seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. This is contingent on the DOE report and if the railroad is willing to sell the railroad for $90,000.00.
Mayor Jaeger asked Alyssa Heagy to contact the railroad before the next meeting. Matt Morkert said we submitted a CDBG application for sewer I and I reduction and will know the outcome in September. Matt Morkert gave a handout showing the storage requirements for a no-discharge period and one showing the violations at the sewer plant. There was discussion. Diane Harp talked about the Healthy Tekoa Coalition. Mike Bogenreif said the pigs are gone. He said the piles are just being rearranged at the Stoneham property and asked how much time we want to give them to clean it up. The council would like him to move ahead with getting it taken care of. He talked about the chickens at the trailer park. IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none. V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none. VI. OLD BUSINESS: A. STREETS/TIMELINES/COST ESTIMATE: Mayor Jaeger will put in his newsletter the streets that will be chip sealed with a cost estimate, if the street levy passes. There was discussion concerning the street levy. Ted Blaszak made a motion to run a street levy for $40,000. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion. There was discussion. Roy Schulz amended the motion to run the street levy for $50,000. John Giudice seconded the motion. The council voted on the amendment and it passed unanimously. Ted Blaszak moved to approve the amended motion; Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT: Alyssa Heagy talked about getting the gate closed at the cemetery. It was reported that we emailed Sheriff Brett Meyers and asked them to patrol at the cemetery. There was discussion.
C. STATUS OF COHN TRUST: Mayor Jaeger reported the committee will be meeting to try to get the money moving along. D. UNFIT BUILDING STATUS REPORT: ~The Andersson building - the fence is not up yet. He gave the unfit building information to the council and said there are three steps. He asked them to review this. He said Sandy Dehan, Meg Sutton, and Todd Gabbard have indicated they are interested in being on the committee. We are going to rent a fence to put up until after Slippery Gulch. ~Mayor Jaeger is in the process of contacting Diane Galler about her property. ~Mayor Jaeger is meeting with the owner of the bowling alley this Thursday. ~Someone purchased the property across from the high school, and she is planning to build on it. VII. NEW BUSINESS:
A. COMMUNITY CENTER UPDATE: The bathrooms will be ready by Slippery Gulch.
B. OCCUPIED HOMES WITHOUT WATER - ORDINANCE: Ordinance No. 835, prohibiting the habitation of any structure which is not supplied with potable water or lacks either a functioning sewer disposal system or municipal sewer system, was presented to the council. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 835 as presented. John Giudice seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. C. WATER LEAK ORDINANCE: Ordinance No. 836, providing a water customer with a procedure to seek relief from water charges attributable to a water leak, was presented to the council. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 836 as presented. Alyssa Heagy seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
D. TRAFFIC TO CEMETERY: Mayor Jaeger will talk to the sheriff about patrolling the cemetery.
E. COMMITTEE FOR UNFIT DWELLINGS: This was discussed earlier.
F. COMMITTEE TO HEAR APPEALS: This was discussed earlier.
G. MOSQUITOES: Mayor Jaeger said we will start spraying this Wednesday night.
H. TIB EMERGENCY REPAIR GRANT: Browning announced the repair grant to the care center was approved. VIII. REPORTS:
A. MAYOR’S REPORT: He reported the chamber of commerce will sponsor a candidate forum. B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: There was none. C. COUNCIL REPORTS: There were none. D. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Alyssa Heagy said “Every Woman Can” will be having a golf tournament in September. She was wondering if the city can do a special resolution for the event. IX. CONSENT AGENDA: A. APPROVE May 15, 2017, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the May 15, 2017, minutes as presented. Carol Sturman seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve payroll checks 12883 through 12894 and EFT payroll checks totaling $20,737.40; and check numbers 12895 through 12917 and EFT checks for $46,943.53 as presented. Carol Sturman seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m. Carol Sturman seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ___________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor ATTEST: ___________________________________ Kynda Browning – Clerk/Treasurer