City of Eureka City Council Meeting April 16
City of Eureka City Council met April 16.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
The Eureka City Council convened in regular session at the City Building on April 16, 2018, at 7:30p.m. Mayor Scott Zimmer called the meeting to order and, after a moment of silence, led The Pledge of Allegiance. The Mayor then directed the City Clerk to call the roll. Present were Aldermen L. Klaus, Getz, Prather, Rossetti, Lind and Teegarden. Aldermen Germann and Hinnen were absent. Also in attendance were Lynn Hinnen, Treasurer; Marilyn Walter, City Clerk; Melissa Brown, City Administrator; and Chief Alex Collinge.
Moved by Teegarden, second by Rossetti, to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2018 regular meeting of the City Council and the April 2, 2018 Public Hearing. Passed on roll call vote with Teegarden, Rossetti, L. Klaus, Getz, Prather, and Lind all voting Aye.
Moved by Rossetti, second by L. Klaus, to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of March 2018. Passed on roll call vote Rossetti, L. Klaus, Getz, Prather, Lind and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Mayor Zimmer asked for public comments on any action to be taken on Agenda items. There were none.
Moved by Prather, second by Rossetti, to approve and pay the bills as the City’s obligation in the amount of $61,591.53. Passed on roll call vote with Prather, Rossetti, L. Klaus, Getz, Lind and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Moved by Rossetti, second by Lind, to give permission to the City Staff to draft an amended agreement for Don and Jamie Rood’s request of additional development at variance with Resolution 15-06. Discussion was held on paying for the legal fees. Passed on roll call vote with Rossetti, Lind, L. Klaus, Getz, Prather and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Moved by Prather, second by Rossetti, to approve the bid of Stark Excavating Inc. for the North Main Sewer Extension. The bid from Stark Excavating is $375,526.51. The engineer’s estimate was $364,990. Other bids were Walker Excavating Co. $670,571.50 and Hoerr Construction $537,266.00. There was discussion concerning the low bid. The engineer is also concerned. Stark called today and can’t start the project until June 1. Rusty had hoped to start by May. The Council expressed that Rusty will have to keep on top of this project. Passed on roll call vote with Prather, Rossetti, L. Klaus, Getz, Lind and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Moved by Rossetti, second by Prather, to approve Ordinance 18-05, an ordinance amending Eureka Policy and Procedure Manual specific to travel policy. Passed on roll call vote with Rossetti, Prather, L. Klaus, Getz, Lind and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Moved by Rossetti, second by Teegarden, to approve Ordinance 18-06, an ordinance amending Eureka Policy and Procedure Manual specific to grievance procedure and other personnel policies. Passed on roll call vote with Rossetti, Teegarden, L Klaus, Getz, Prather, and Lind all voting Aye.
Moved by Prather, second by Getz, to approve ordering trucks for delivery in ten weeks to be paid for in fiscal year 2018-2019. Discussion was held as to payment for lights and equipment on the trucks. The trucks are priced at $11,906 with $15,000 budgeted for each truck. The extra would pay for the lights and equipment. Passed on roll call vote with Prather, Getz, L. Klaus, Rossetti, Lind and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Moved by Prather, second by Lind, to approve engineering on water main installation and sewer lining projects for fiscal year 2018-2019. The cost is from Dowiatt. The Council asked to get bids from other engineers on the water main installation. Passed on roll call vote with Prather, Lind, L. Klaus, Getz, Rossetti and Teegarden all voting Aye.
Committee Reports: Chairman Prather of the Budget Committee: no report
Chairman Rossetti of the Administration and Personnel Committee: Monthly scorecard shows we will finish the year at the end of April in good condition.
Chairman Hinnen of the Enterprise Committee: absent Chairman Hinnen of the Maintenance Committee: absent
Chairman Lind of the Public Safety Committee: Alex noted that annual training was just finished.
Chairman Germann of the Park and Recreation Committee: Lions Club will not be doing the Fourth of July this year. The Eureka Events Committee will take over this planning. Rotary will be donating 20 trees to the Lake Eureka Park. The ball diamonds are ready to go for the season.
Chairman Teegarden of the Economic Development Committee: The sign pad will be poured in the next couple of weeks. Entertainment is lined up for the Fourth of July. Council will be singing the National Anthem.
Chairman Mayor Zimmer of the Liquor Committee: no report
New Business: There will be a meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. concerning flooding on Eureka College football field. This will be a combined meeting with Council and the Planning Commission.
Public Comments: Don Rood thanked Council for passing Resolution 15-06. An amended Resolution from the attorney will be presented. Roods will take care of the legal costs. Final Resolution will have to be approved by the Council. Hopefully this will be ready for the next Council on May 7. In further discussion, the decision was made to terminate the Resolution 15-06. This will come back to Council May 7.
There being no further business to come before the Council the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.