City Council Minutes

 

February, 2018

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
February 6, 2018

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly on Tuesday, February 6, 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, 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:

 

Keith Risdon – Public Services Director, Mark Abbott – DPW Superintendent, Bobbie Marr – Finance Director, John Kaczor – Municipal Analytics, Max Clever – Spicer Group, Kaitlyn Lovely – MMCC, Rosemary Horvath – Gratiot County Herald, Ralph Echtinaw – Resident

 

Council Member Kubin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Water/Wastewater Rate Study.

 

John Kaczor of Municipal Analytics gave a presentation on the Water and Sewer Cost of Services and Rate Study.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Council Members thanked John for the presentation.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the Regular Meeting Minutes of January 23, 2018.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 23, 2018.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

City Council discussed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $367,112.18.  All ayes carried the motion.
 

Monthly Board Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the January, 2017 Monthly Board Minutes.

 

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

 

Audience Recognition.

 

Kaitlyn Lovely, Mid-Michigan Community College (MMCC) Admissions, presented information about MMCC.

 

Members thanked Kaitlyn for the information.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

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

a.       Payment to Michigan CAT for Loader.

b.      FERC Certification – Informational.

c.       SAW Grant Status – Informational.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve/receive Consent Agenda items “a” through “c.”  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Appointment to Parks & Recreation Commission.

 

Manager Giles stated there is a vacancy on the Parks Board due to Kevin Palmer choosing not to renew his position.  Two letters of interest were received, one from Ron Salladay and one from Bill Leonard.

 

Manager Giles also stated both applicants would be excellent volunteers, his thought was to bring someone on board that has not yet served on other boards.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church, to appoint Ron Salladay to fill the Parks and Recreation Commission vacancy. 

 

Roll call vote:

Ayes:  Reed, Church, Allen, Kubin, Kelly

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

 

Traffic Control Order #T116-1.131.

 

Manager Giles requested Council Members approve Traffic Control Order #T1160-1.131 which makes Corinth Street “No Parking” between West Prospect and Olive Streets.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Church, supported by Reed, to approve Traffic Control Order #T1160-1.131. 

 

Roll call vote:

Ayes:  Church, Reed, Allen, Kubin, Kelly

Nays:  None

Motion carried.

 

Purchase of Dump Trailer.

 

City Manager Giles requested City Council Members approve the purchase of a 2018 Tandem Dump Trailer from USA Trailers in the amount of $8,013.00, which will replace the 1989 Volvo Compactor Truck.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Church, to approve the purchase of a Dump Trailer from USA Trailers in the amount of $8,013.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council Members that the sanitary sewer work in the school athletic field is expected to start next week.  There is also an issue with the sanitary sewer on the Michigan Avenue and Hazel and repair work will begin tomorrow.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

None.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

Chief Ramereiz informed Council Members that if we use www.smile.amazon.com to access our amazon business account, 0.5% of our purchases will be donated to the St. Louis Sharks Technology fund. 

The key thing to remember is that you must go to www.smile.amazon.com and log into our business account like you would normally do.  Our tax-exempt status is already done and I have selected the St. Louis Sharks Technology Fund as our default charity organization.  You will not need to do anything different other than go to www.smile.amazon.com to do your shopping from our business account for work purchases. 

You can do the same with your personal amazon account.  Just go to www.smile.amazon.com.  There will be some default charities you can choose or you can search for a charity you would rather have your personal account support. 

Council Comments.

 

Member Kubin stated he would not be able to attend the next meeting, possibly the next two.

 

Member Reed stated he would not be able to attend the next meeting.

 

Public Comments.

 

None.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Church, to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

 

 

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk

 

 

   
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