Council Minutes 12-14-15

Regular Council Meeting
Melcher-Dallas City Hall
December 14th, 2015
7:00 P.M.

Mayor Karpan called the city council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Council members present: Fisher, Alexander, Seddon, Herold, Russell.

Officers were sworn in before the meeting.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a request is made prior to the time Council votes on the motion.

CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of November 9th and November 18th 2015 Minutes
Approval of Claims from November 10th-December 11th , 2015 in the amended amount of $60,921.07
Approval of Treasurers Report

Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the agenda. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried

Approval of Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK (LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES)
No public was present

NEW BUSINESS

1) Discuss Proposed Remodeling of Commercial Building with Possible Action
Council discussed the proposed remodeling of a commercial building in the towns business district. No action was taken due to questions regarding setbacks. The clerk will continue to research the requirements and communicate with the owner.

2) Approval to Create and Assistant Police Chief Position
A motion was made by Herold to approve creating an assistant police chief position. If the position is filled internally the pay increase will be .75 per hour. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

3) Discuss Holiday Pay for Police Department with Possible Action
Tabled

4) Approval to Install “No Trucks” Sign on SW 1st Facing South
No Action.

5) Discuss Making Alley Between NW 1st and Main Street One Way (Behind Business)
No Action.

6) Discuss Hiring New Animal Control with Possible Action
Cindy Gerke’s last day as animal control will be January 1st 2016. Kristen_____ has been helping with animal control and council will offer her the contract. If she does not want to take it over then it will be posted.

7) Approval to Close at 12:00 pm on Wednesday
A motion was made by Herold to keep city hall open until 4:00 pm but the clerk can leave at 12:00 pm. A part time employee will fill in from 12:00-4:00 pm. Seconded by Fisher. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

8) Discuss Additional Income from Road Use Tax and How to Use
A motion was made by Fisher to save the additional income each year and eventually use it to make repairs to S45. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

9) Approval to Sign Material’s Pricing from LL Pelling
A motion was made by Herold to sign the yearly material pricing from LL Pelling. Seconded by Seddon. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

10) Discuss Snow Removal at 605 Lincoln With Possible Action
No Action

11) Discuss Property Clean Up at 111 SW 1st Street
Council discussed the property and will continue moving forward with action.

12) Review Chicken Ordinance and Discuss Changes with Possible Action
A motion was made by Fisher to make changes to Ordinance 126 and remove language pertaining to permits and privacy fencing. Seconded by Russell. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Water: NA
Sewer: NA
Parks: NA
Streets: Continue to look into street crack repairs.
Public Safety Report: Paper report to council
Fire Chief Report: Reported 155 calls year to date
Library Board Report: NA
Planning and Zoning Report: NA
Board of Adjustment Report: NA
Mayor’s Report: Would like to see curbs smoothed down at crossovers
Council’s Report: City cannot get a grant from Hazard Mitigation for shut off valves for residents. The city must also implement a building a code and a comprehensive plan.
Clerk’s Report (Clerks Notes)

Adjourn
A motion was made by Fisher to adjourn at 8:53 pm. Seconded by Alexander. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

____________________________           ______________________________
Mayor Louis Karpan                                              City Clerk Martha Becker