City Council Minutes

 

October, 2019

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
 October 1, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor James C. Kelly on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Keith Risdon Public Services Director, Mark Abbott Superintendent DPW, Ralph Echtinaw St. Louis Sentinel/Candidate for City Council, Bill Leonard Candidate for City Council

 

Member Reed led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Kubin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 17, 2019.  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 $333,427.99.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Board Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the September 2019 Monthly Board Minutes.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church, to receive the September 2019 Monthly Board Minutes and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Audience Recognition.

 

There were none.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Kelly requested receipt of Consent Agenda item a as shown below:

 

a.       Cable Consortium Meeting Minutes.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Kubin, to receive Consent Agenda item a as shown above and place of file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Return Sludge Pumps.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the purchase of three Return Sludge Pumps for the Wastewater Treatment Plant from Detroit Pump in the amount of $17,300.00 each for a total amount of $51,900.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Allen, to approve the purchase of three Return Sludge Pumps for the Wastewater Treatment Plant from Detroit Pump in the amount of $17,300.00 each for a total amount of $51,900.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Val-Matic 6 Valves.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the purchase of 17 valves for the Wastewater Treatment Plant from Val-Matic Valves & MFG in the amount of $602.00 each for a total amount of $10,519.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the purchase of 17 valves for the Wastewater Treatment Plant from Val-Matic Valves & MFG in the amount of $602.00 each for a total amount of $10,519.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Installation of Pumps and Valves.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the installation of Return Pumps and Plug Valves by T.H. Eifert at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $53,620.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Reed, to approve the installation of Return Pumps and Plug Valves by T.H. Eifert at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $53,620.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Main Street Bridge Evaluation.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the proposal from Spicer Group for Main Street Bridge Evaluation in the amount of $8,500.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church to approve the proposal from Spicer Group for Main Street Bridge Evaluation in the amount of $8,500.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Bid Award Maple Street Reconstruction.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the Bid Award for Maple Street Reconstruction to Malley Construction in the amount of $1,255,167.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Allen, to approve the Bid Award for Maple Street Reconstruction to Malley Construction in the amount of $1,255,167.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Other Business.

 

Manager Giles stated previous Goal Setting Meetings have been held in October and asked about members availability.  It was determined that the Goal Setting meeting will be held in January 2020.  Staff will e-mail dates for availability and the meeting will be set at the October 15th meeting.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council of the following:

1.      The kick-off meeting for the Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census is this Thursday in the Multi-Purpose room.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

None.

 

Police Report.

 

Chief Ramereiz updated Council on blight issues around the City and informed them of radio issues being experienced County wide.

 

Council Comments.

 

Member Reed inquired on best long-term option to address the pigeons in the downtown area.

 

Member Kubin inquired on the request for the City to develop a new park in the North Street area.  Member Allen stated the Parks Commission discussed this and decided it was not in the best interest of the City.

 

Mayor Kelly informed members that his water pressure issue has been resolved.

 

Public Comments.

 

There were none.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Allen, to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

  

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk

 

 

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