The City Council met in special session on March 29, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
Councilmember by phone:
City employees present were Public Works Director Gortsema, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
WASTEWATER PLANT PERMIT DEADLINES: Mayor Walker explained that the City will not meet the deadline to be in compliance with phosphorus by July 1st. The City received a proposed Phosphorus Compliance Schedule from J-U-B Engineers at the end of the day and the Council all received copies for review. The proposed schedule shows an estimated cost of $1,250,000.00. Discussion occurred and will be re-visited at the April 6th meeting to determine the City’s plan of action.
SEWER PROJECT CALL FOR BIDS: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to authorize Public Works Director Gortsema to call for bids for the 2010 Sewer Project. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
MEETING CHANGE: On motion by Councilman Houger, second by Councilman Bentley to move the April 5th meeting to Tuesday April 6th. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BUILDING INSPECTOR CONTRACT: The State gave the City 30 days notice to terminate the building inspector contract. Steve Meshishnek has expressed interest in being the inspector for the City with the same conditions the State had. The State currently receives 85% of the building permit fee and 100% of the plan check fee. The City is agreeable to working with Steve but will have Attorney Green review the contract and look at possible insurance requirements.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – City Clerk