City Council Minutes

 

June 2017

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan       
 June 6, 2017

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Allen on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Council Members Present:     Mayor Pro Tem Melissa A. Allen, Jerry L. Church, George T. Kubin, Thomas L. Reed

                                               

Council Members Absent:      Mayor James C. Kelly (excused)

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

City Clerk:                              Mari Anne Ryder

Police Chief:                           Richard Ramereiz, Jr.

Student Representative:         Alyx Everitt

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Public Services Director – Keith Risdon, Mark Abbott – DPW Superintendent, Bobbie Marr – Finance Director, Steve Mann – Miller Canfield, Rosemary Horvath – Gratiot County Herald, 31 Residents, 2 St. Louis High School Students

 

Member Church led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Public Hearing – Distribution of Special Assessment Levy.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Allen opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. and introduced Steve Mann of Miller Canfield.

 

Steve Mann gave a brief explanation of the Special Assessment Process.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Allen asked for Public Comments.

 

Letters protesting the Special Assessment were received prior to the meeting from the following:

 

Jacquelyn M. Sandel – 310 N. Pine Street, St. Louis, MI

 

Linda Bader – 2290 E. Madison Road, St. Louis, MI

 

The following people spoke during public comment:

 

Walter Rolston – 1007 Wilson

Virginia McKenzie – 1008 Wilson

Tim Boyer – 103 N. Delaware (a letter of protest was also received at the meeting).

Loretta Humphrey – 1511 Cheesman

Gerald Brush – 521 Teaman Street

Katherine Bachan – 318 N. Pine

Heather Mills – 1270 Monroe

Richard Kolhoff – 114 Surrey

 

Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Allen closed the Public Hearing at 6:57 p.m.

 

Resolution 2017-10

 

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Member Kubin and supported by Member Reed:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of St. Louis, County of Gratiot, State of Michigan, pursuant to Act 33, Public Acts of Michigan, 1951, as amended, has created the St. Louis Fire and Police Special Assessment District (the “District”) to pay for certain costs and expenses of fire and police motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and operations (the “Assessed Costs”) and assess the costs thereof to the property specially benefitted by said fire and police protection in the District; and

 

WHEREAS, a special assessment roll has been prepared for the purpose of defraying the first year's Assessed Costs; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed said special assessment roll, and, after due and legal notice, the City Council met on June 6, 2017, and heard objections to the distribution of the special assessment levy; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council deems said special assessment roll and special assessment levy to be fair and equitable.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

1.               The special assessment roll attached hereto as Exhibit A shall be designated “St. Louis Fire and Police Special Assessment Roll” (the “Roll”).

 

2.               The Roll, in the total sum of $93,816.21, is hereby confirmed and approved.

 

3.               The assessments made in the Roll are hereby ordered and directed to be collected and the City Treasurer is directed to distribute the special assessment levy on the taxable value of all of the lands and premises in the District.

 

4.               The City Council shall annually determine the amount to be assessed in the District for fire and police motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and operations, shall direct the City Treasurer to distribute the special assessment levy, and shall hold a hearing on the estimated costs and expenses of fire and police protection and on the distribution of the levy. The assessment may be made either in a special assessment roll or in a column provided in the regular tax roll.  The special assessment shall be distributed and shall become due and be collected at the same time as other City taxes are assessed, levied, and collected, and shall be returned in the same manner for nonpayment.  If the collections received from the special assessment levied are, at any time, insufficient to meet the obligations or expenses incurred for fire and police motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and operations, the City Council may, by resolution, authorize the transfer or loan of sufficient money from the general fund of the City, to the special assessment fund. This money shall be repaid to the general fund of the City out of special assessment funds when collected.

 

5.               All resolutions and parts of resolutions insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this resolution be and the same hereby are rescinded.

 

AYES:      Kubin, Reed, Church, Allen,

 

NAYS:     None

           

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

 

Public Hearing – 2017/2018 Budget.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen asked for Public Comments.

 

There were none.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen Closed the Public Hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

Resolution 2017-11

 

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Member Reed, and supported by Member Church:

 

WHEREAS, the City Manager has submitted and filed with the City Council a proposed budget estimating revenues and expenditures for 2017-2018 fiscal year on May 2, 2017, as required by Chapter VII, Section 7 of the City Charter and Act 2, Michigan Public Acts of 1968, as amended, and

WHEREAS, the City Council in accordance with Act 621 Michigan Public Acts of 1978, as amended, has set the date June 6, 2017 for a public hearing at 6:00 o'clock PM, or as soon thereafter as the agenda permits, to receive citizen comment on the proposed budget as presented herein.  A copy of the affidavit of publication of said public hearing is on file with the City Clerk.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council, after such hearing thereon and consideration thereof, does hereby adopt said budget as represented herein and fixes the tax of fifteen (15) mills for general operating purposes, to be raised by a general ad valorem tax upon owners of real and personal property in the City, by the authority granted, and in accordance with the Michigan Constitution, the General Property Tax Act 206, Michigan Public Acts of 1893, as amended, and City Charter, Chapter VII, subject to limitations therein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Treasurer be authorized and directed to make such transfers between the various funds in accordance with the adoption of the budget:

 The vote on the foregoing resolution was as follows:

Ayes:   Reed, Church, Kubin, Allen                                                                               

Nays:   None              

Absent: Kelly

Resolution declared adopted.

City Council Minutes.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 16, 2017.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the minutes of the Budget Work Session held on May 24, 2017.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

City Council discussed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $1,039,715.41.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the May, 2017 Monthly Minutes.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to receive the May, 2017 Monthly Minutes and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Audience Recognition.

 

Resident Terry Martin discussed issues he is having with a garage that is being built next to his property.

 

Chief Ramereiz will have the Building Inspector contact him.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Allen requested approval of the following Consent Agenda items “a” through “d.”

 

a.      Payment No. 1 to J.R. Heineman for Wells 10 & 11 Well Houses.

b.     Payment to Crawford Contracting for Wells 10 & 11.

c.      Payment to Spicer Group for Main Street Bridge Project.

d.     Payment to Bierlein Companies for former City Hall Demo of West Wing.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church, to approve the Consent Agenda items.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Request for Temporary Street Closure – Historical Society.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the temporary closure of Crawford Street on June 27, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM for an Evening in the Park.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to approve the temporary closure of Crawford Street on June 27, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Request for Temporary Street Closure – Middle of the Mitten Association.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the temporary closure of the 100 and 200 blocks of Mill Street, and also the west 100 block of Center Street on June 9, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM for the Heritage Auto Tour.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Reed, to approve the temporary closure of the 100 and 200 blocks of Mill Street and the west 100 block of Center Street on June 9, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 PM for the Heritage Auto Tour.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Repair/Payment for Pump at Prison Pump Station.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the repair by JGM Valve and payment for the pump at the Prison Pump Station in the amount of $20,068.00 to be reimbursed by the State of Michigan.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to approve the repair by JGM Valve and payment for the pump at the Prison Pump Station in the amount of $20,068.00.

 

Purchase/Payment of Underground Wire and Boxes.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the purchase of underground wire and boxes from Resco Electric Supply and payment in the amount of $5,562.75.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve the purchase of underground wire and boxes from Resco Electric Supply and payment in the amount of $5,562.75.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) Letter of Authorization.

 

Manager Giles requested Authorization to purchase power from July 2017 to June 2018 in the maximum commitment authorization amount of $164,158.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Kubin, to approve the Letter of Authorization to purchase power from July 2017 to June 2018 in the maximum commitment authorization amount of $164,158.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Change Order No. 1 for Wells 10 & 11 Well Houses.

 

Manager Giles requested approval of Change Order No. 1 for Wells 10 & 11 Well Houses in the increased amount of $5,580.43.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to approve Change Order No. 1 for Wells 10 & 11 Well Houses in the increased amount of $5,580.43.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council of the following:

 

Discussions are taking place regarding a request from the Department of Corrections for the use of a meeting room at City Hall in case of an emergency for addressing the Media.

 

The Pavement project is complete on the southeast side of the City.

 

The Prospect/Corinth Project is scheduled to begin June 7th.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

None.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

None.

 

Council Comments.

 

Member Church questioned the procedure for Prison Drill Siren.

 

Member Kubin thanked City staff for their knowledge and guidance regarding the Michigan Public Power purchases.

Member Kubin commented on the public comments that were heard during the Public Hearing for the Special Assessment.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen stated she was glad to see the public participation.

 

Public Comments.

 

None.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Reed, to adjourn at 8:07 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

 

 

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan       
 June 20, 2017

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor James C. Kelly on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Council Members Present:     Mayor James C. Kelly, Melissa A. Allen, Jerry L. Church, George T. Kubin, Thomas L. Reed

                                               

Council Members Absent:      None

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

City Clerk:                              Mari Anne Ryder

Police Chief:                           Richard Ramereiz, Jr.

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Public Services Director – Keith Risdon, Mark Abbott – DPW Superintendent, Rosemary Horvath – Gratiot County Herald

 

Mayor Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Public Hearing – 2016/2017 Budget Amendments.

 

Mayor Kelly opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Kelly asked for Public Comments.

 

There being none, Mayor Kelly closed the Public Hearing at 6:01 p.m.

 

Resolution 2017-12 Budget Amendment.

 

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Member Reed and supported by Member Church:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a budget estimating revenues and expenditures for 2016-2017 fiscal year on May 17, 2016 as required by Chapter VII, Section 7 of the City Charter and Act 2, Michigan Public Acts of 1968, as amended, and

WHEREAS, during the fiscal year, certain unforeseen circumstances have arisen which has caused need to amend the budget, and

WHEREAS, the City Council in accordance with Act 621 Michigan Public Acts of 1978, as amended, has set the date of June 20, 2017 for a public hearing at 6:00 o'clock PM, or as soon thereafter as the agenda permits, to receive citizen comment on the proposed amended budget as presented herein.  A copy of the affidavit of publication of said public hearing is on file with the City Clerk.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council, after such hearing thereon and consideration thereof, does hereby adopt said amended budget as represented herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City Manager is hereby authorized to transfer amounts between activities/functions within a fund’s budget a sum not to exceed $ 20,000.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Treasurer be authorized and directed to make such additional transfers between the various funds in accordance with the amendments to arrive at a final budget              

 The vote on the foregoing resolution was as follows:

Ayes:    Reed, Church, Allen, Kubin, Kelly

Nays:    None  

Absent: None

Resolution declared adopted.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Kubin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 6, 2017.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

City Council discussed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $422,914.17.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Reports.

 

City Council discussed the May, 2017 Monthly Reports.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to receive the May, 2017 Monthly Reports and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Audience Recognition.

 

None.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Kelly requested approval of the following Consent Agenda item “a”.

 

a.      Payment to FTC&H for Water Supply Project.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Allen, to approve the Consent Agenda item “a”.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Approve Fireworks Permit.

 

Manager Giles requested approval of the Fireworks Permit for July 1, 2017.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Allen, to approve the Fireworks Permit.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Reappointment to Greater Gratiot Development Board.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for his reappointment to the Greater Gratiot Development Board.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to reappointment Kurt Giles to the Greater Gratiot Development Board.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Resolution 2017-13 – Poverty Exemption.

 

Manager Giles requested approval of Resolution 2017-13 Poverty Exemption.

 

Discussion was held.

 

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Member Kubin, and supported by Member Church:

 

WHEREAS, the adoption of guidelines for poverty exemptions is required of the City Council;

and

 

WHEREAS, the principal residence of persons, who the Assessor and Board of Review determines by reason of poverty to be unable to contribute to the public charge, is eligible for exemption in whole or in part from taxation under Public Act 390 of 1994 (MCL 211.7u); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to PA 390 of 1994, the City of St. Louis, Gratiot County adopts the following guidelines for the Board of Review to implement. The guidelines shall include but not be limited to the specific income and asset levels of the claimant and all persons residing in the household, including any property tax credit returns, filed in the current or immediately preceding year;

To be eligible, a person shall do all the following on an annual basis:

1) Be an owner of and occupy as a principal residence the property for which an exemption is

requested.

 

2) File a claim with the Assessor or Board of Review, accompanied by federal and state income tax returns for all persons residing in the principal residence, including any property tax credit returns filed in the immediately preceding year or in the current year or a signed State Tax Commission Form 4988, Poverty Exemption Affidavit.

 

3) File a claim reporting that the combined assets of all persons do not exceed the current

guidelines. Assets include but are not limited to, real estate other than the principal residence,

personal property, motor vehicles, recreational vehicles and equipment, certificates of deposit,

savings accounts, checking accounts, stocks, bonds, life insurance, retirement funds, etc.

 

4) Produce a valid driver’s license or other form of identification if requested.

 

5) Produce, if requested, a deed, land contract, or other evidence of ownership of the property for

which an exemption is requested.

 

6) Meet the federal poverty income guidelines as defined and determined annually by the United

States Department of Health and Human Services or alternative guidelines adopted by the

governing body providing the alternative guidelines do not provide eligibility requirements less

than the federal guidelines.

 

7) The application for an exemption shall be filed after July 1, but one day prior to the last day of the December Board of Review. The filing of this claim constitutes an appearance before the Board of Review for the purpose of preserving the right of appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

 

The following are the 2017 federal poverty income guidelines which are updated annually by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The annual allowable income includes income for all persons residing in the principal residence.

 

Federal Poverty Guidelines Used in the Determination of Poverty Exemptions

 

Size of Family Unit                                                               2017 Poverty Guidelines

 

1                                                                                              $ 11,880

2                                                                                              $ 16,020

3                                                                                              $ 20,160

4                                                                                              $ 24,300

5                                                                                              $ 28,440

6                                                                                              $ 32,580

7                                                                                              $ 36,730

8                                                                                              $ 40,890

For each additional person                                                                 $ 4,160

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Review shall follow the above stated policy and federal guidelines in granting or denying an exemption, unless the Board of Review determines there are substantial and compelling reasons why there should be a deviation from the policy and federal guidelines and these reasons are communicated in writing to the claimant.

 

Upon roll call vote, the following voted:

Ayes:  Kubin, Church, Allen, Reed, Kelly

Nay:    None

Resolution Declared Adopted.

 

Resolution 2017-14 – Building Department Fees.

 

Manager Giles stated the changes supplement the fee structure and clarify the Determinant Value calculation.

 

Manager Giles requested adoption of Resolution 2017-14 – Building Department Fees.

 

The following preamble and resolution was offered by Member Reed, and supported by Member Church:

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Site Plan Review:                  Regular Meeting                               Special Meeting

Multiple Family          $250.00 + 2.00 per unit                                  $350.00 + 2.50 per unit

Commercial & Industrial       $200.00                                                    $300.00

Rezoning                                 $250.00                                                    $300.00

Engineer Review                       Cost                                  Lot/Parcel Split or Combined                 

                                                                                                                 $75.00

Ordinance Book                      $50.00

 

Zoning Book                           $35.00                                         

                                         

Variance Request                    $200.00

  & Special Use

BASIS OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES

For one and two family and accessory buildings:  Calculate the determinant value from the residential cost schedule and use that value with the Commercial and Residential Fee Schedule to determine the fee.  For commercial and industrial buildings:  The determinant value shall be established based on the most recently published Building Valuation Data Report provided by the International Code Council.

RESIDENTIAL COST SCHEDULE

Base House                                                                                         $70.00 per square foot

Second Story                                                                                      $63.00 per square foot

Basement                                                                                            $23.00 per square foot

Porches & Breezeways                                                                       $15.00 per square foot

Wood Decks                                                                                       $16.00 per square foot

Residential Additions:

            First floor                                                                                $60.00 per square foot

            Second floor                                                                           $55.00 per square foot

            Crawl Space                                                                            $10.00 per square foot

Miscellaneous Improvements:

Garage                                                                                                $25.00 per square foot

   On Slab                                                                                            $23.00 per square foot

Sheds                                                                                                  $12.00 per square foot

   Over 120 Square Foot                                                          Square foot + Zoning Permit

Pole Buildings                                                                        $19.00 per square foot

Carports                                                                                  $12.00 per square foot

COMMERCIAL and RESIDENTIAL FEE SCHEDULE

PLAN REVIEW FEE (Based on Determinant value).

For Building Determinant of $0 to $500,000 multiply determinant value by .0012

For Building Determinant in excess of $500,000 multiply determinant value by .0002

For buildings more than two (2) stories, the Table figure per square foot for all stories must be adjusted downward two percent (2%) for each story over two (2).

BUILDING PERMIT FEES (Based on determinant value)

$0001 – 2,500................................................................................................ $51.00

$2,501 – 7,500............................................................................................... $102.00

$7,501 – 10,000............................................................................................. $140.00

$10,001 – 100,000...................................... $140.00 + $5.00 per $1,000 over $10,000

$100,001 and over...................................... $545.00 + $2.00 per $1,000 over $100,000

        **REINSPECTION CHARGE (per inspection) $45.00

        **SPECIAL SERVICES (per hour) $45.00

Cellular Towers-New.................................................................................... $278.00

(includes shelter or cabinet base)

Cellular Towers-Co-Location....................................................................... $139.00

Demolition - Commercial............................................................................. $100.00

Fence............................................................................................................. $45.00

Roof............................................................................................................... $45.00

Mobile Home Placement.............................................................................. $150.00

Remodel Application.................................................................................... $90.00

Swimming Pools

Above Ground............................................................................................... $45.00

In Ground...................................................................................................... Cost

Demolition - Residential............................................................................... $70.00

Driveway....................................................................................................... $45.00

If construction is started w/out permit ......................................................... Double fee

Special inspections requested....................................................................... $45.00

Signs

Temporary Sign............................................................................................. $45.00

Ground Sign.................................................................................................. $90.00

Wall Sign....................................................................................................... $45.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

Zoning........................................................................................................... $45.00

Plan Review.................................................................................................. $45.00

Code Compliance Inspection/Additional/Re-inspection.............................. $90.00

Permit Renewal (per time extension)........................................................... $25.00

RENTAL LICENSE APPLICATION FEES

Single Family................................................................................................ $35.00

Two Family (Duplex)................................................................................... $45.00

Multiple Family Structure............................................................................. $35.00 (1st unit)

                                                                                                                           ($5.00 each additional Unit)

Boarding & Rooming, Bed & Breakfast Houses.......................................... $30.00

                                                                                                                 (Plus $2.00 per unit)

2nd Re-inspection........................................................................................... $15.00
(After Sept. 1, or second notice has been sent out and no appointment has been scheduled, fee will double
Mowing......................................................................................................... Mowing fee plus $100.00 administrative fee for each mowing

                                SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION PERMIT FEES

Type                                                                                                                 Fee

 

Application Fee............................................................................................. $20.00

   One & Two Family/Small Addition, Garage, Mobile Home Pads

Transportation Facilities............................................................................... $100.00

   Streets, Highways, roadways up to ½ mile

Each Additional ½ mile or fraction.............................................................. $35.00

Subdivision (base fee)................................................................................... $50.00

   Plat development, Mobile Home Parks & multiple Housing units

Additional fee Per Lot................................................................................... $10.00

Industrial & Commercial Development (up to 1 acre)................................. $50.00

Each Additional Acre.................................................................................... $50.00

Service Facilities (up to 1 acre).................................................................... $50.00

   Schools, Churches, Shopping Centers

Each Additional acre..................................................................................... $50.00

Utilities (up to ½ mile).................................................................................. $100.00

   Underground Distribution, Transmission lines, pipelines,

   Underground Cables

Each Additional ½ mile................................................................................ $35.00

Single or Two-Family Residential................................................................ $50.00

Water Impoundments, Waterways, or

General Grading Improvements (up to 1 acre)............................................. $60.00

Each Additional Acre.................................................................................... $15.00

Seawalls (up to 200 feet).............................................................................. $50.00

Each Additional 100 Feet.............................................................................. $25.00

Additional Inspection requested by permit holder or

inspections because of violation   (per inspection)....................................... $25.00

                                                                        

Requested Site Evaluation (up to 2 hours).................................................... $45.00

 

Each Additional Hour................................................................................... $25.00

The vote on the foregoing resolution was as follows:

Ayes:  Reed, Church, Allen, Kubin, Kelly

Nays:  None     

Absent:   None

Resolution declared adopted.

 

Trade/Purchase of Mowers.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the trade in and purchase of three mowers from Bader and Sons with a purchase price less trade in value in the amount of $12,000.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Reed, to approve the trade in and purchase of three mowers from Bader and Sons with a purchase price less trade in value in the amount of $12,000.00.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

Trade/Purchase of Utility Tractor.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the trade in and purchase of a Utility Tractor from Bader and Sons, but instead of trading in the 2011 tractor in the amount of $15,500, the Electric Department has requested approval to purchase the tractor in the trade in amount of $15,500.  The total purchase price for the 2017 Tractor will be $40,000.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to approve the purchase of a 2017 Utility Tractor from Bader and Sons with a purchase price of $35,500.00 plus the loader attachment in the amount of $4,500.00 and approval for the Electric Department’s purchase of the 2011 Tractor in the amount of $15,500.00.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

Purchase of 2018 Dump Truck.

 

Manager Giles requested approval for the purchase of a 2018 Dump Truck from Wieland Sales in the amount of $107,505.70 and two additional LED Strobes in the amount of $300.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the purchase of a 2018 Dump Truck and two additional LED Strobes from Wieland Sales for a total amount not to exceed $107,900.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund (LIEAF).

 

Manager Giles requested City Council Member approve to opt-in to the LIEAF, which has been done annually since 2013.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Kubin, to opt-in to the LIEAF.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council of the following:

 

The former City Hall Project is nearly complete and plans are to put a for sale by owner sign once complete.

 

A meeting is scheduled to discuss water/sewer rates which will include an Ordinance update.

 

A meeting is scheduled with the EPA at the plant site on June 21st at 1:30.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

The City Clerk informed Council Members that the new Election Equipment has been delivered.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

The Police Chief informed members of an incident involving the patrol car.  Also, area Police plan to meet with MAC TV to create several Public Safety Announcements.

 

Council Comments.

 

Member Kubin stated he received complaints from business owners and residents due to Back to the Bricks Tour being in town.

 

Member Allen inquired on the following:

Scheduling a meeting to discuss City Manager Evaluations.

The status of Department Head Evaluations.

The removal of dirt at Seeley Auto.

 

Member Allen stated she appreciated the Fund breakdown of the Budget Amendments.

 

Mayor Kelly stated Flag Day went well and encouraged Council Members to attend in the future.

Mayor Kelly inquired on the status of a new sound system.

 

Public Comments.

 

Chief Ramereiz informed Council members of a recent incident that happened and commended Officer VanHall on the excellent job he did investigating.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to adjourn at 7:17 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk

   
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