October 10th 2016
Regular Council Meeting
Melcher-Dallas City Hall
CALL TO ORDER 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Van Wyk called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm
Council Members Present: Fisher, Herold, Robbins, Alexander. Council member Ernst was not present.
Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the agenda. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
Approval of September 12th, 2016 Council Meeting
Approval of Claims from Sept. 12th –October 12th 2016 in the amended amount of $45,182.51
Approval of Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried
Deputy Sheriff was present to give the sheriff’s report for September. There was a correction for the Sept. 6th entry.
PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK (LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES)
No one from the public was present to speak.
Public Hearing Ordinance 137 (Re-zoning R1 to C1 at 412 SE 3rd Street)
A motion was made by Fisher to open the public hearing for Ordinance 137 at 7:08 pm. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried. No public was present for discussion. A motion was made by Fisher to close the hearing at 7:10 pm. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
- Approval of First Consideration of Ordinance 137 (Re-Zoning of R1 to C1 at 412 SE 3rd Street)
A motion was made by Robbins that Ordinance 137 not be approved per the Zoning Board’s recommendation. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
- Approval to Waive Second and Third Consideration of Ordinance 137
- Garden and Associates: Discuss Culvert Repair at NE 3rd Street with Possible Action
A motion was made by Robbins to move forward with the culvert repair and accept bids. Bid openings will start at 4:30 pm at City Hall and the public hearing/special meeting will follow at 5:00 pm at City Hall. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.
- Discuss Vacated SE C Street and Access to 412 SE 3rd Street with Possible Action
A motion was made by Herold to table the item until October 31st. Clerk will contact resident at 412 SE 3rd to discuss option for vacating NE 3rd. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.
- Approval to Continue with I Pledge
A motion was made by Fisher to continue with I Pledge for tobacco use compliance. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
- Approval to Lay New Tile In City Hall Entryway
A motion was made by Fisher to approve new tile in the entryway of City Hall. Clerk will check with city staff regarding the installation of the tile and if they are able to work on the project. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.
- Approval of Medical Leave Request for Michael Hoch
Council member Robbins made a motion to approve Michael Hoch’s request for medical leave. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
- Discuss Culvert At South View Storage with Possible Action
No Action was taken. However, the clerk will review the culvert ordinance and make amendments as needed. The item will be listed on the November agenda.
- Sinners and Saints: Approval to Block Off Parking Spaces For Benefit
No Action Taken. No one was present to discuss.
- Discuss Vacating Section of Street On Lincoln and Behind 602 Jackson Street
A motion was made by Fisher to vacate Lincoln Street (south of Washington) from where the gravel begins to 605 Lincoln and offer that portion to the resident at 605 Lincoln. The remaining south section of Lincoln Street (South of 605 Lincoln) to Border Street will be vacated and offered to the adjoining residents. Seconded by Robbins. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.
Streets-Resident at 306 NE 1st needs to replace sidewalk that was torn out.
Fire Chief Report-Fire Dept. would like to set up an equipment fund in the budget.
Library Board Report-Library should be moved into new building by Nov. 1st.
Planning and Zoning Report-NA
Board of Adjustment Report-NA
Mayor’s Report-Mayor asked about the fence installation by the football field.
Council’s Report-Council commented about the hydrant flushing and if the water could go down the storm drains to flush them. Also, the culvert at NE 3rd and B is eroding. Council also talked about the medical center and possible upgrades to the building.
Clerk’s Report (Clerks Notes)-NA
A motion was made by Robbins to adjourn at 8:11 pm. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.
Mayor Barbara Van Wyk City Clerk Martha Becker