The City Council met in special session on September 3, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Lester presided
Councilmember present by phone: Amy Farris
City employees present were Attorney Green, Public Works Director Mager and City Administrator Kennedy. Chief Drew absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of August 19th and 26th were approved as presented by Councilor Peterson, seconded by Councilor Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing was held on the 2019-20 budget. Clerk Kennedy reviewed the amounts per fund. She stated water and sewer had a 4.88% rate increase, sanitation 4.6% as requested by Walco, and Snowhaven increase varied but most were $1 increases. New fees were proposed for fire permits, street closures, parade detours and asphalt repair. Councilor Winkler felt a fee for Heritage Square should be considered next year. The hearing closed at 7:49 p.m.
Councilor Farris had to leave meeting.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Public Works Report – Public Works Director Mager stated everyone knows what is happening on the wells which took a lot of time this month. Park Well will be fixed around Oct 1st. This winter they will work on Myrtle again to make sure it’s in good working condition. The sidewalk, curb and gutter project on North Street is complete and they are working on blade patching. The pool is shut down and getting prepared for winter. They will be moving to the Blewett subdivision to work on patching cracks.
On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler to accept the Planning and Zoning Minutes of August 29, 2019. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VARIANCE REQUEST JOE RODRIGUEZ: Public Works Director Mager stated he had no issues with the request. There are no site restrictions. On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler to approve the variance request from Joe Rodriguez to allow him to build a front porch approximately 8’ in the front yard setback at 319 S Boulevard. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WATER CONNECTIONS AT THE AIRPORT: Mager explained there is another hanger interested in City services. At this time, Mager felt the best option is to have the county install their own main line for water and sewer at the airport, pay the appropriate fees to the City and then as hangers are added, they can connect to the County’s line. After discussion, Mager and Kennedy will meet with Mike Cook and Kathy Ackerman at the County to discuss having the County install a water and sewer main on their property.
ORDINANCE NO. 936
(Ordinance No. 936 in its entirety on file in the City’s Ordinance File)
AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2019, APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $6,008,775.00 TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES OF THE CITY OF GRANGEVILLE FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR; AUTHORIZING A LEVY OF SUFFICIENT TAX UPON THE TAXABLE PROPERTY AND SPECIFYING THE OBJECTS AND PURPOSES FOR WHICH SAID APPROPRIATIONS ARE MADE.
On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Winkler, that the rules be suspended, the second and third reading be waived and the ordinance be passed and adopted. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed. Mayor Lester then declared Ordinance No. 936 duly approved and adopted.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: On motion by Councilor Peterson, second by Councilor Grant to go into Executive Session according to Section 74-206 (c) to acquire an interest in real property. ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Canaday, Winkler, Lane, Grant, Peterson. NO: none. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 6:47 P.M.
Wes Lester – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk