City Council Minutes

 

January 2018

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
January 8, 2018

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

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

                                               

Council Members Absent:      Melissa A. Allen (excused)

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

City Clerk:                              Mari Anne Ryder

Police Sergeant:                      Kristi Forshee

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Keith Risdon – Public Services Director, Mark Abbott – DPW Superintendent, Bobbie Marr – Finance Director, four high school students

 

Member Church led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the Regular Meeting Minutes of December 19, 2017.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on December 19, 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 $712,089.65.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Board Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the December, 2017 Monthly Board Minutes.

 

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

 

Audience Recognition.
 
None.
 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Kelly requested approval of Consent Agenda items “a” through “g” as shown below:

 

a.       Payment No. 8 to Crawford Const. for Wells 10 & 11 Water Transmission Main.

b.      Payment to FTC&H for Water Supply Project Professional Services.

c.       Payment to Spicer for SAW Grant.

d.      Payment to T.H. Eifert for WWTP Project.

e.       Payment to WM. F. Nelson for Switchgear Project.

f.        Cable Consortium Minutes – Informational.

g.      Liaison Committee Minutes – Informational.

 

Manager Giles stated item “e” was removed from payable until the next meeting.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve Consent Agenda items “a” through “f” with the removal of item “e”.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Recess Council Meeting.

 

Mayor Kelly recessed the Council Meeting at 6:04 p.m. 

 

Cemetery Board of Trustees Meeting – Call to Order.

 

Mayor Kelly called the Oak Grove Cemetery Board of Trustees Meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

 

Cemetery Board Minutes.

 

Moved by Trustee Kubin, supported by Trustee Church, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Financials.

 

Moved by Trustee Church, supported by Trustee Reed, to receive the Financial Reports through December 31, 2017 and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Annual Report.

 

The Annual 2017 Oak Grove Cemetery Report was reviewed by the Board of Trustees.

 

Moved by Trustee Reed, supported by Trustee Church, to receive the 2017 Annual Oak Grove Cemetery Report and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Other Business.

 

None.

 

Public Comments.

 

None.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Trustee Reed, supported by Trustee Kubin, to adjourn the Oak Grove Cemetery Board of Trustees meeting at 6:07 p.m.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Reconvene City Council Meeting.

                                                

Mayor Kelly reconvened the City Council Meeting at 6:07 p.m. 

 

New Business.

 

2016/2017 Audit Report.

 

Finance Director Bobbie Marr gave an overview of the 2016/2017 Audit Report. The City was given an Unmodified Opinion, which is the best finding that is given.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to received and place the 2016/2017 Audit Report on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Members commended Bobbie.

 

Set Public Hearing for Draft 5-Year Parks & Recreation Plan Comments.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members set January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for Public Comment on the Draft 5-Year Parks & Recreation Plan.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church, to set January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to hear Public Comment on the Draft 5-Year Parks & Recreation Plan.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Appointment of City Board and Commission Members.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to appoint the following Board & Commission Members: 

 

Jim Kelly                    Board of Review                  1-Zoning Board of Appeals

Sue Whitford              Board of Review                  2-Bldg Code Board of Appeals

                                    Board of Spec. Asses.          1-Parks Commission     

                                    Planning Commission            

Bill Leonard                Board of Special Asses.

                                     Board of Review

Don Kelley                  Board of Review        

Tom Reed                    Board of Review

Jerry Church                Cemetery                    

Lenore Worden            DDA Board                                       

Scott Morrow               DDA Board

Corey Bailey                DDA Board

Kevin Taylor                Housing Commission             

Amanda Kelly              Library Board

                                     Parks & Rec.

Linda Roberson           Library Board                        

Sally Church                Parks & Rec.                                                  

Melissa Allen               Parks & Rec.

Donna Kelley               Planning Commission

 

All ayes carried the motion.

 

Approve Designation of City Official Newspapers.

 

City Manager Giles requested City Council Members designate the Gratiot County Herald and the Morning Sun as the City’s Official Newspapers for the Year 2018.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to designate the Gratiot County Herald and the Morning Sun as the City’s Official Newspapers for the Year 2018.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Approve Designation of Official Depositories for City Funds.

 

City Manager Giles requested City Council Members designate St. Louis Chemical Bank & Trust, St. Louis Commercial Bank, Mercantile Bank of Alma/Ithaca, US Bank of Detroit, First of America Bank of Detroit, Isabella Bank & Trust of Breckenridge, Michigan CLASS and Huntington Banks as Official Depositories for City Funds for the Year 2018. 

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to designate St. Louis Chemical Bank & Trust, St. Louis Commercial Bank, Mercantile Bank of Alma/Ithaca, US Bank of Detroit, First of America Bank of Detroit, Isabella Bank & Trust of Breckenridge, Michigan CLASS and Huntington Bank as Official Depositories for City Funds for the Year 2018.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Approve Designation of City Attorneys.

 

City Manager Giles requested City Council Members designate Fortino, Plaxton & Costanzo PC; Smith Boville PC; Plunkett & Cooney; Varnum LLP; Miller Canfield; and Keller, Thoma PC as City Attorneys for the term of two years (2018 & 2019) for the City of St. Louis

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to designate Fortino, Plaxton & Costanzo PC; Smith Boville PC; Plunkett & Cooney; Varnum LLP; Miller Canfield; and Keller, Thoma PC as City Attorneys for the term of two years (2018 & 2019) for the City of St. Louis.

 

Appointment to Gratiot Area Water Authority (GAWA) Board of Trustees.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members re-appoint Melissa Allen to the GAWA Board of Trustees for a term of two years (2018/2019).

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to re-appoint Melissa Allen the GAWA Board of Trustees for a term of two years.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Resolution 2018-01 Annual State Trunkline Right of Way Permit.

 

City Manager Giles requested Council Members adopt Resolution 2018-01 for the Michigan Department of Transportation State Trunkline Right of Way Permit Application.

 

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

 

This Performance Resolution is required by the Michigan Department of Transportation for purposes of issuing to a municipal utility an ''Individual Permit for Use of State Highway Right of Way,” or an ''Annual Application and Permit for Miscellaneous Operations within State Highway Right of Way.”

 

RESOLVED WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis

 

hereinafter referred to as the “'GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY,'' periodically applies to the Michigan Department of Transportation, hereinafter referred to as the "DEPARTMENT," for permits, referred to as ''PERMIT,'' to construct, operate, use and/or maintain utility or other facilities, or to conduct other activities, on, over, and under State Highway Right of Way at various locations within and adjacent to its corporate limits;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the DEPARTMENT granting such PERMIT, the

GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY agrees that:

 

1.      Each party to this Agreement shall remain responsible for any claims arising out of their own acts and/or omissions during the performance of this Agreement, as provided by law.  This Agreement is not intended to increase either party’s liability for, or immunity from, tort claims, nor shall it be interpreted, as giving either party hereto a right of indemnification, either by Agreement or at law, for claims arising out of the performance of this Agreement.

 

2.      If any of the work performed for the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY is performed by a contractor, the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY shall require its contractor to hold harmless, indemnify and defend in litigation, the State of Michigan, the DEPARTMENT and their agents and employee’s, against any claims for damages to public or private property and for injuries to person arising out of the performance of the work, except for claims that result from the sole negligence or willful act of the DEPARTMENT, until the contractor achieves final acceptance of the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY.  Failure of the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY to require its contractor to indemnify the DEPARTMENT, as set forth above, shall be considered a breach of its duties to DEPARTMENT.

 

3.      Any work performed for the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY by a contractor or subcontractor will be solely as a contractor for the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY and not as a contractor or agent of the DEPARTMENT.  The DEPARTMENT shall not be subject to any obligations or liabilities by vendors and contractors of the GOVERNMENT AGENCY, or their subcontractors or any other person not a party to the PERMIT without the DEPARTMENT’S specific prior written consent and notwithstanding the issuance of the PERMIT.  Any claims by any contractor or subcontractor will be the sole responsibility of the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY.

 

4.      The GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY shall take no unlawful action or conduct, which arises either directly or indirectly out of its obligations, responsibilities, and duties under the PERMIT which results in claims being asserted against or judgment being imposed against the State of Michigan, the Michigan Transportation Commission, the DEPARTMENT, and all officers, agents and employees thereof and those contracting governmental bodies performing permit activities for the DEPARTMENT and all officers, agents, and employees thereof, pursuant to a maintenance contract.  In the event that the same occurs, for the purposes of the PERMIT, it will be considered as a breach of the PERMIT thereby giving the State of Michigan, the DEPARTMENT, and/or the Michigan Transportation Commission a right to seek and obtain any necessary relief or remedy, including, but not by way of limitation, a judgment for money damages.

 

5.      The GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY, will, by its own volition and/or request by the DEPARTMENT, promptly restore and/or correct physical or operating damages to any State Highway Right of Way resulting from the installation construction, operation and/or maintenance of the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY’S facilities according to the PERMIT issued by the DEPARTMENT.

 

6.      With respect to any activities authorized by PERMIT, when the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY requires insurance on its own or its contractor's behalf it shall also require that such policy include as named insured the State of Michigan, the Transportation Commission, the DEPARTMENT, and all officers, agents, and employees thereof and those governmental bodies performing permit activities for the DEPARTMENT and all officers, agents, and employees thereof, pursuant to a maintenance contract.

 

7.      The incorporation by the DEPARTMENT of this resolution as part of a PERMIT does not prevent the DEPARTMENT from requiring additional performance security or insurance before issuance of a PERMIT. 

 

8.      This resolution shall continue in force from this date until cancelled by the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY or the DEPARTMENT with no less than thirty (30) days prior written notice to the other party. It will not be cancelled or otherwise terminated by the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY with regard to any PERMIT which has already been issued or activity which has already been undertaken.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following position(s) are authorized to apply to the DEPARTMENT for the necessary permit to work within State Highway Right of Way on behalf of the GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY.

 

Name:                                                                                     Title:

­­­­­­­­­­­Kurt Giles                                                                                City Manager

Keith Risdon                                                                           Utilities Director

 

Yeas:   Reed, Church, Kubin, Kelly 

Nays:   None

 

Resolution Declared Adopted this 8th day of January, 2018.

 

Cash Rent Contract.

 

Manager Giles requested approval of the Cash Rent Contract between the City of St. Louis and Gadde Farms, which allows Gadde Farms to rent the 75 tillable acres owned by the City that is located in Section 4 of Arcada Township in the amount of $9,260.00 for the 2018 growing season.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Kubin, to approve the Cash Rent Contract between the City of St. Louis and Gadde Farms in the amount of $9,260.00. 

 

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes:  Church, Kubin, Reed, Kelly

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

 

Bid Award – Crawford Water Tower Repainting.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members award the bid for the Crawford Water Tower Repainting to Seven Brothers Painting, Inc. in the amount of $306,600.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to award the water tower repainting bid to Seven Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $306,600.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Oversite Engineer for Water Tower Repainting.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members approve the Proposal from Dixon Engineering for the Water Tower Repainting Project in the amount of $19,881.50.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve the Proposal from Dixon Engineering for the Water Tower Repainting Project in an amount not to exceed $19,881.50.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles stated there was a water main leak on Hazel that has been repaired and one on Michigan Avenue that will be repaired tomorrow.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

None.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

None.

 

Council Comments.

 

Members Kubin and Reed stated they would be out of town for the February 20th meeting.

 

Member Reed asked if money was received from Spicer Group for repairs to the Police Garage Doors.  Manager Giles stated yes.

 

Member Reed inquired if there were many water line breaks.  Manager Giles stated that there were a few service lead breaks.

 

Mayor Kelly stated the convex mirror that was installed at the Main Street Bridge works great and he inquired on the status of making Corinth Street no parking.

 

Public Comments.

 

None.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Church, to adjourn at 7:10 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk
 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
January 23, 2018

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Council Members Present:      Mayor James C. Kelly, Melissa A. Allen, Jerry L. Church

                                               

Council Members Absent:      George T. Kubin, Thomas L. Reed (excused)

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

City Clerk:                              Mari Anne Ryder

Police Chief:                           Richard Ramereiz, Jr.

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Keith Risdon – Public Services Director, Mark Abbott – DPW Superintendent, Teresa Ward – Assessor, Sally Church – Park Board Member, Ralph Echtinaw – Resident, one high school student

 

Mayor Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Public Hearing – Draft 5-Year Parks & Recreation Plan.

 

Mayor Kelly opened the Public Hearing at 6:01 p.m.

 

Manager Giles handed out updated maps that will be included in the plan.

 

Mayor Kelly asked for Public Comment on the Plan.

 

There was none.

 

Mayor Kelly closed the Public Hearing at 6:03 p.m.

 

Resolution 2018-02 Adoption of 2018-2022 Parks & Recreation Plan.

 

The following preamble and resolution was offered by member Allen, and supported by member Church:

WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis has undertaken a five-year Recreation Plan which describes the physical features, existing recreation facilities, goals and objectives, and the desired actions to be taken to improve and maintain recreation facilities during the period between 2018 and 2022 and,

WHEREAS, the plan is written for the benefit of the residents of City of St. Louis and the St. Louis School District,

WHEREAS, an online input survey was made available to the public in August and September of 2017, and

WHEREAS, the draft Recreation Plan was made available for review and public comment from December 14, 2017 to January 12, 2018, and

WHEREAS, a public meeting was held on January 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm, at the St. Louis City Hall to provide an opportunity for citizens to express opinions, ask questions, and discuss all aspects of the Recreation Plan, and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis has developed the Recreation Plan for the benefit of the entire community and wishes to use the plan as a document to assist in meeting the recreation needs of the community, and

WHEREAS, on January 15, 2018 the St. Louis Parks and Recreation Commission recommended that the City of St. Louis City Council adopt the Recreation Plan, and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED on this day that the City of St. Louis adopts said Recreation Plan as a guideline for improving recreation for the residents of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis School District.

Ayes:     Allen, Church, Kelly  

Nays:     None

Absent:  Kubin, Reed

Resolution Declared Adopted.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the Regular Meeting Minutes of January 8, 2018.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Allen, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 8, 2018.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

City Council discussed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $515,507.54.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Reports.

 

City Council discussed the December, 2017 Monthly Reports.

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

 

Audience Recognition.

 

None.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Kelly requested approval of Consent Agenda items “a” through “g” as shown below:

 

a.       Payment Wm. F. Nelson for Switchgear Project.

b.      Payment to Theka for Switchgear Project.

c.       Payment to MECA for Safety Program Renewal.

d.      Payment to Berthiaume & Company for Audit.

e.       Payment to FTC&H for Water Supply Project Professional Services.

f.        Payment to MMEA for 2018 Membership.

g.      Assessors Report – Informational.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to approve Consent Agenda items “a” through “g.”  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Resolution 2018-03 Poverty Exemption.

 

Manager Giles stated the resolution is the same as in previous years except the section pertaining to the amount of assets allowed has been more detailed.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members adopt Resolution 2018-03 Poverty Exemption.

 

The following resolution was offered by City Council Member Church, and supported by City Council Member Allen.

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 $5,000.00 excluding homestead equity, cash value of one automobile and home furnishings.

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                                                                                              $ 12,060

2                                                                                              $ 16,240

3                                                                                              $ 20,420

4                                                                                              $ 24,600

5                                                                                              $ 28,780

6                                                                                              $ 32,960

7                                                                                              $ 37,140

8                                                                                              $ 41,320

For each additional person                                                                 $ 4,180

 

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:   Church, Allen, Kelly

Nays:  None

Absent:  Kubin, Reed

Resolution Declared Adopted.

 

Resolution 2018-04 Waving Penalty Fees and Interest for Failure to File A Property Transfer Affidavit.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members adopt Resolution 2018-04 Property Transfer Affidavit, which is required in lieu of charging Penalty fees for failure to file a Property Transfer Affidavit.

 

Assessor Teresa Ward explained that the Resolution is required to be on file for Municipalities waiving penalty fees and interest for failure to file a Property Transfer Affidavit.

 

 Discussion was held.

 

Council Members thanked Teresa for her input.

 

The following resolution was offered by City Council Member Allen, and supported by City Council Member Church.

Whereas, MCL 211.27a(10) requires the buyer, grantee, or other transferee of the property shall notify the appropriate assessing office in the local unit of government in which the property is located of the transfer of ownership of the property within 45 days of the transfer of ownership, on a form prescribed by the state tax commission; and

 

Whereas, MCL 211.27b(1) imposes penalties for the failure to file a Property Transfer Affidavit after the 45 day period has elapsed; and

 

Whereas, MCL 211.27b(5) allows the governing body of the local tax collecting unit to waive, by resolution, the penalty levied under subsection (1); and

 

Whereas, the City of St. Louis hereby waives the penalties for failure to file a Property Transfer Affidavit within 45 days of a transfer of ownership.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the City of St. Louis hereby waives penalties under Section 211.27b(1) of the General Property Tax Act.

 

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that all resolutions or parts of resolution in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.  

 

Upon roll call vote, the following voted:

Ayes:  Allen, Church, Kelly

Nays:  None

Absent:  Kubin, Reed

Resolution Declared Adopted.

 

Resolution 2018-05 Charitable Gaming License.

 

Manager Giles Requested Council Members adopt Resolution 2018-05 Charitable Gaming License.

 

Discussion was held.

 

The following preamble and resolution was offered by Church, and supported by Allen.

 

The request from Dalis to the Rescue of the City of St. Louis County of Gratiot, asking that they be recognized as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining charitable gaming licenses, be considered for Approval.

 

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes:     Church, Allen, Kelly

Nays:     None

Absent:  Kubin, Reed

Resolution Declared Adopted.                                  

 

Letter of Authorization to Purchase Power.

 

Manager Giles requested approval of the Letter of Authorization to purchase generating capacity from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 in a maximum commitment amount of $21,000.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to approve the Letter of Authorization to purchase capacity in the maximum commitment amount of $21,000.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Purchase of Meters.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members approve the purchase of 96 Sensus Remote Read Meters from Etna Supply in the amount of $9,600.00.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Allen, to approve the purchase of 96 Sensus Remote Read Meters from Etna Supply in the amount of $9,600.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Change March Meeting Time.

 

City Manager Giles requested City Council Members change the March 20, 2018 meeting time from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. due to members leaving that day for the MML Conference.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to change the March 20, 2018 meeting time from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council members of the following:  Hydro #5 is now repaired and running, the Water/Wastewater Rate Study will be presented at the next meeting and work on the manhole in the Athletic Field is scheduled to begin soon.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

None.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

Chief Ramereiz informed Council members that CPR training for City employees is being set up.

 

Mayor Kelly inquired on the progress of making Corinth Street no parking.  Chief Ramereiz stated staff has discussed the issue and a Traffic Control Order will be placed on the next Agenda.

 

Council Comments.

 

None.

 

Public Comments.

 

None.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to adjourn at 6:45 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

 

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk

 

 

   
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