Council Minutes 3-9-2015

Regular Council Meeting
Melcher-Dallas City Hall
March 9th, 2015
7:00 P.M.

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

Council members present: Fisher, Brown, Herold, Russell. Council member Alexander was absent.

Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Fisher to move item # 13 to New Business #1 and approve the agenda. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

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 February 9th, 2015
Approval of Claims from February 6th-March 6th the amended amount of $49,910.24.
Approval of Treasurers Report

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

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

OPEN PUBLIC HEARING: 2016 Budget

Verizon Cellphone Tower Lease Agreement
A motion was made by Fisher to open the public hearing at 7:00 pm. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING
A motion was made by Fisher to close the public hearing. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
There was no public comment.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Approval of Resolution 2015-37 (FY2016 Budget)
A motion was made by Fisher to approve Resolution 2015-37. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

2. Approval of Resolution 2015-39 (Cellphone Tower Lease)
A motion was made by Fisher to approve Resolution 2015-39. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.

3. Approval of Benefit Run/Laurie Kennedy
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the 2015 Laurie Kennedy Benefit Run (this will be the same route as last year). Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

1. Approval for Lions Club Crafters to Use Empty Lot North of Community Center
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the Lions Club crafters to use the empty lot for crafter overflow. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.

2. Approval of Liquor License Renewal for Dallcher-Legion
A motion was made by Herold to approve the Dallcher-Legion license renewal. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.

3. Approval of Change of Owenership for Sinners and Saints
A motion was made by Fisher to approve the change of ownership for Sinners and Saints. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

4. Appointment of Zoning Board Member
A motion was made by Herold to approve the appointment of Donald Townsend to the zoning board. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

5. Discuss Rocking Alley’s with Possible Action
No action taken. Rock alleys as needed.

6. Discuss Water Connection Responsibility
Council discussed that new water connections are still the homeowners responsibility.

7. Approval of Order Accepting Acknowledgment /Settlement Agreement D & S
A motion was made by Fisher to accept the acknowledgment/settlement agreement from D & S Grocery. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

8. Discuss New Library Remodeling Project with Possible Action.
A motion was made by Fisher that the Friends of the Library will oversee the new library remodeling project. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

9. Approval of Resolution 2015-40 (Assessment of Delinquent Sewer Bills)
A motion was made by Fisher to approve Resolution 2015-40. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

10. Approval to Allow Melcher-Dallas School to Park in Empty Lot (Newkirks Lot 22)
A motion was made by Fisher to allow the Melcher-Dallas school to park at the empty lot on at Newkirks Lot 22 and the school will maintain the lot by mowing and adding rock if needed. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion Carried. Ayes-All. Motion carried.

11. Discuss Semi-Parking and Approve Parking Rates
A motion was made by Herold to charge $150.00 per spot as a one-time fee to cover maintenance expenses to new drivers. Seconded by Brown. Ayes-All. Motion Carried.

12. Discuss 111 SW 1st Street with Possible Action
No action taken. Council wants resident to come to next meeting to discuss the property.

13. Discuss Sidewalks with Possible Action
Letters were sent last fall to residents with sidewalks that were in need of immediate repair with a spring deadline. Council discussed that the letters were still in effect.

14. Discuss Building Codes with Possible Action
Tabled

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Water: City may have to switch to rural water while some bearings are being fixed at the water plant.
Sewer: NA
Parks: NA
Streets: NA
Public Safety Report: NA
Fire Chief Report: Looking at getting bunker gear with carry over.
Library Board Report: NA
Planning and Zoning Report: NA
Board of Adjustment Report: NA
Mayor’s Report: Concerns about burning trash and loose dogs.
Council’s Report: Elected officials need to take NIMS training. City Truck needs fixed and look into purchase of new truck. Alley needs fixed. Put swimming pool fence requirements in newsletter.
Clerk’s Report:
Adjournment
A motion was made by Brown to adjourn at 8:12 pm. Seconded by Herold. Ayes-All. Motion carried.
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Mayor Louis Karpan City                          Clerk Martha Becker