The City Council met in regular session on September 21, 2015 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 September 8th and September 14th were approved as presented by Councilman Peterson, second by Councilman Lane. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
Clerk Kennedy explained she will be getting together with Attorney Green to review the requirements for comprehensive plan changes and she will let the Council know.
AGENDA AMENDMENT: On motion by Councilwoman Grant, second by Councilman Lane to accept the amendment to the agenda to add Rick and Kim Peterson and their request for out of City water.
VISITORS: Rick and Kim Peterson requested out of City water at Gem Cutting Systems, 93 North Highway 95. They are on city sewer and would like to have city water as a backup. They know the rates are double and they have no problem paying the out of city rates. Councilwoman Grant questioned if he was aware of the equity buy in. Rick stated he knows there are costs. Public Works Director McFrederick reminded everyone that annexation is the requirement for water and sewer according to City ordinance. Rick doesn’t want to be strapped into a box and he doesn’t want to annex. Mayor Walker felt the City needed to talk about annexation since that is a condition to receive water.
Attorney Green stated it is not the best practice to amend the agenda the day of meeting. He recommended not making the decision on the request tonight, but at a future meeting. Councilman Lester stated the property is not contiguous so it can’t be annexed at this time. Mayor Walker mentioned the thrift shop is currently in the process of annexation. Mayor Walker asked if Rick was able to figure out some of his current issues would he be willing to sign a consent to annexation. Rick said he would sign, but not with a date attached to it. McFrederick asked what the major hurdle is for being in the City. Rick responded the building permit process. This will be on the next agenda.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The department had 28 cases written, 19 citations, 8 written warnings and 130 calls for service for August 2015. The Police and Animal Control Report for August 2015 was accepted on motion by Councilman Peterson second by Councilman Lester. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
BILLS: The bills in the amount of $179,271.81 were approved and ordered paid out of their respective funds, on motion by Councilman Lester, second by Councilman Peterson. Motion carried by a unanimous vote of the Council present.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
Bruce Walker – Mayor
Tonya Kennedy – Clerk