The City Council met in regular session on October 19, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Mayor Walker presided:
City employees present were Chief Sedam, Public Works Director Gortsema, Attorney Green and Clerk Kennedy.
MINUTES: The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the October 5th regular meeting were approved as presented by Councilwoman DeHaas, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
VISITORS: Derrick Oxnam requested to have a banner for the free online classified service website thecamas.com hung across Main Street. Councilman Houger felt the website is a good thing for the community. Councilwoman DeHaas questioned whether he was making a profit. Mr. Oxnam stated that there is room for advertisers on the website, but they haven’t sold any yet and at this time they are just providing the service. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Lorentz to allow the banner until January 1, 2010 or until another request is made. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: On motion by Councilman Lorentz, second by Councilman Lester to accept the Snowhaven Minutes of October 8, 2009. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $459,947.03 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WRITE-OFF ACCOUNTS: On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson to approve the write offs for non-collectible accounts in the amount of $1,104.13. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
FLORENCE STREET RIGHT OF WAY: Attorney Green explained that Russ Lindsley and Wayne MacGregor had originally been offered the option of a sidewalk waiver so the City could gain the other half of South Florence. At this time, Mr. MacGregor is selling to Nolan Schoo and Nolan isn’t sure he would want to consider the same offer. Russ is willing to have an agreement on his property if he can have a sidewalk waiver for as long as he owns his property and then Nolan could be offered the same thing. Mayor Walker felt he could only offer the sidewalk waiver as long as Wayne MacGregor lived there. Attorney Green didn’t feel that would work. He felt Nolan should get the same offer as Russ. Councilman Lester felt the City should proceed with Russ now and Nolan after the sale is complete. On motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Houger to have the city attorney draw up papers with Russ and Heidi Lindsley to fix the street right of way issues on the east side of South Florence and to give them a sidewalk waiver on Florence for as long as they own the property. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
WATERSHED PLAN MEETING: Public Works Director Gortsema will find out when Tera King is available to review the Watershed Plan and then a meeting will be scheduled.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – City Clerk