City of Tekoa COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES For March 19, 2018
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, Jason Fletcher, Roy Schulz, Carol Sturman, and Dave Tysz. Clerk/ Treasurer Kynda Browning was also in attendance. Audience attendees were Robert Drollinger, Fletcher Family, Diane Harp, Matt Morkert, and Threasa Raines.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Jaeger asked those present to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION: Diane Harp gave a handout about electronic cigarettes.
Matt Morkert said we are trying to figure the best way to get the sewer through the property between Main and Lindsey. The options are to, go along the south and east side of Kimballs’ property, go on Lindsey Street and Main Street - but this will cost $80,000 more because of depth of new pipe and asphalt replacement - or we could use city property on Main and Lindsey and not have to pave. Kimballs suggested going on Kerns’ and Heers’ property. There was discussion.
IV. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Robert Drollinger said we have a blanket policy on not vacating any property. He showed his garage, Bogenreif’s fence and his driveway. He is asking the council to vacate the corner of the alley near his property. He will put stakes out where he wants to have it vacated. The council will address this at the next meeting. He is asking the council to paint the wall on Warren Street. He would like it to be paint-by-number.
V. CORRESPONDENCE: There was none.
VI. OLD BUSINESS:
A. SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT: This was discussed earlier.
B. DIANE GALLER/STONEHAM PROPERTY: Mayor Jaeger said he talked to Diane Galler about her property, but did not talk to Stonehams.
C. SEWER RATE – STARTING END OF APRIL: Mayor Jaeger made a recommendation to charge $2.00 more, starting at the end of April to put in reserves for the upcoming sewer plant project. Dave Tysz made a motion to raise the sewer $2.00 a month beginning at the end of April. Carol Sturman seconded the motion. There was discussion. Dave Tysz amended the motion to change his motion to a $3.00 increase for the sewer beginning with the end-of-April billing. Jason Fletcher seconded the motion; Carol Sturman, Jason Fletcher and Dave Tysz voted yes. Roy Schulz voted no.
D. KEITH ANDERSSON BUILDING STATUS: Mayor Jaeger reported Keith Andersson had a deadline of March 16, 2018, to pick up the brick, and he did not do it. He has 60 more days to complete the project, until May 16, 2018.
E. BOWLING ALLEY: Mayor Jaeger is still working on this.
F. SURVEYING: We will discuss this when we can get a hold of another surveyor.
VII. NEW BUSINESS: A. BLASZAK CABIN/TRAILER: Mayor Jaeger passed out a letter to Mr. Blaszak concerning his building that is not in compliance with building codes. Our attorney is reviewing it for us. He explained what he has done concerning the building. Mayor Jaeger would like to meet with Mr. Blaszak about his building.
B. .09 GRANT: Mayor Jaeger put together a proposal for the .09 grant. It is for $35,000 for flooring, glass for skylight, tape and mud, doorway in kitchen to theatre, windows in front, and kitchen renovation in the community center. Dave Tysz made a motion to apply for the .09 grant for $35,000, with the city matching the required 25%. Carol Sturman seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
C. LETTER TO PARK DEPARTMENT IN SUPPORT OF TRESTLE: There was discussion with the city’s roll with the future of the trestle, and there will be more discussion forthcoming.
D. CLEAN SIDEWALKS/COMMUNITY CENTER BASEMENT: Mayor Jaeger said we hired Lonnie Brown to help clean sidewalks and help with insulation at the community center for $11.50 an hour. He also said Cooper Angelo did a great job cleaning up the basement. We agreed to pay him $1,500.00 to clean it out, but it cost another $650.00 to finish it. Roy Schulz made a motion to approve hiring Lonnie Brown to help do maintenance for $11.50 an hour and pay Cooper Angelo the additional $650.00 for the time he spent cleaning the basement at the community center. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
E. COUNCIL MEETING ON APRIL 2, 2018: Carol Sturman made a motion to meet the third Monday of the month unless we need a second meeting. Dave Tysz seconded the motion; there was discussion. All council members voted yes. April 16, 2018, will be the next meeting date.
A. MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Jaeger did not have a report. B. CLERK/TREASURER REPORT: Browning reported we have to start doing inventory of all the items for the city. We need to write a procedure setting the limits of the items to be inventoried. She will put something together for the council.
C. COUNCIL REPORTS: Dave Tysz asked if we can change the speed limit to 25 miles an hour to the city limits. There was discussion. He said we need to start doing the cross connection for the city to be in compliance.
D. COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: There were none.
IX. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. APPROVE FEBRUARY 26, 2018, MEETING MINUTES: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jason Fletcher seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. B. APPROVE BILLS FOR PAYMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to approve EFT payroll checks and check number 13349 totaling $7,106.10 and check numbers 13348, and 13350 through 13364 for $24,106.31 as presented. Jason Fletcher seconded the motion; all council members voted yes.
X. ADJOURNMENT: Roy Schulz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m. Jason Fletcher seconded the motion; all council members voted yes. APPROVED: ________________________________ John Jaeger – Mayor