The City Council met in regular session on May 2, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Drew, Public Works Director McFrederick, Clerk Kennedy and Attorney Green.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of April 18th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Sara Espeland provided an update to the Council on the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). Melissa Bryant resigned as president and Sara is acting president until the position is filled. Rhonda Wemhoff is going to help with the architect plans and she has offered to work pro bono, up to $5,000 on the project. Fundraising has brought in almost $2,000. They talked to the Walco family about using the old Recycling site for their thrift store. They need to work on setting up a 501 c3 designation so donations are tax exempt. Councilwoman Grant asked if they could sister with someone on the 501c3. They could; however they are trying to find a sister partner.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Library Minutes of April 14, 2016 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The Planning and Zoning Minutes of April 26, 2016 were accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilwoman Grant. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present. Mayor Walker asked if they could do the Vineyard in phases. Attorney Green stated they could amend it if they don’t want to do the entire plat.
PROCLAMATION: Mayor Walker read the Mental health Proclamation, proclaiming May, mental health month.
SURPLUS POLICE TAHOE: The department advertised the Tahoe and they did not receive any bids. The department would like to advertise at a lesser amount and be able to accept the best bid received. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Winkler to allow the police department to accept the best offer on the police department Tahoe that was previously surplused. It will be open for 10 days. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
LETTER OF SUPPORT: Syringa Hospital Ambulance asked for a letter of support from the City for the grant application to purchase a Stryker cot lifter. On motion by Councilman Winkler, second by Councilman Lester to write a letter of support for Syringa Hospital grant application. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
ITEMS TO NOTE:
The meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk