PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
August 3rd, 2021
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, Scott Lyons, Carl Sundstrom, and John Laigaie. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Public Works Director Sam Dennis, Town Attorney Jeff Hindoien, Mike Young, KL Dell-Bishop, Barbara Cahill, and Nikki Cavaliere.
Barbara Miller - Habitat for Humanity
Not able to connect due to technical issues. Would reschedule.
Report submitted. Barbara Cahill talked about the upcoming events and programs at the Library.
Chamber of Commerce
No report. Mayor Reddish was scheduled to attend their next meeting.
Sam Dennis said it had been one of the busier summers but that turnout from the members had been really good. He also reported that the USFS was using the Fire Hall as an incident command center for the Goat Fire.
Mayor Reddish said he was planning on meeting with Maureen Connor in the near future.
Director of Public Works
Sam Dennis gave an update to the Council on upcoming projects for the summer in to early fall. The Fred Burr line walkthrough was scheduled for August 5th. He said the newly installed SCADA communication devices were working well.
Jeff Hindoien said he’d had a chance to go around town with Mayor Reddish to look at some the pending issues. He also stated that he was working on the response to the Finn Addition attorney.
Reed Speegle gave an update on the re-codification process and the budget process.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes from 7/20/21 with and edit from Councilman Sundstrom, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Payroll and Bills Payable
Councilman Lyons made the motion to accept the payroll, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the bills payable, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Water and Sewer Adjustments
Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the water and sewer adjustments, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Project Request Payments
Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve Pioneer Technical invoices #15662 and #15930 pending the Mayor and Director of Public Works satisfaction after getting clarification from the engineer, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the financials, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Sewer Lagoon Update
Sam Dennis said the Town was no currently discharging and was awaiting the results of the leak test.
Growth Plan Update
Mayor Reddish stated that Councilman Laigaie and Robert MEdof had met as member of the advisory committee. Jerry Grebenc was scheduled to be in town on August 12th. There was a brief discussion on the survey.
Beta Street Speed Ordinance
Mayor Reddish, Councilman Lyons, and Jeff Hindoien took a trip on site to look at the proposed speed limit change. Jeff suggested that instead of assigning a new speed limit to just a single road that the Town draw a boundary around a specific area of town which would all be included in the new speed limit restriction. The Town would then need to properly sign the change. The discussion continued with talk of an Omnibus Committee meeting and a traffic survey. Mike Young suggested 20 mph instead of 15 due to winter driving conditions. Councilman Lyons made the motion to have Jeff Hindoien draft the ordinance change, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Mayor Reddish read a letter of interest from Nikki Cavaliere to fill a vacant seat on the Town Council. Councilman Lyons would schedule a meeting/interview for the candidate.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 8:17, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.