PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
December 17th, 2019
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, John Johnson, Derek Kuhl, DuWayne Ulrich, and Scott Lyons. Council absent: Carl Sundstrom and Nicole Nelch. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Director of Public Works Sam Dennis, Town Attorney Robert Medof, Todd Kuxhaus, and Nate Hagen.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the minutes from 12/3/19, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the bills payable, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Mayor Reddish reported that the Library was still looking to do the final move out the 2nd or 3rd week of January, that they were considering renting out the kitchen in the new building, and had received the furniture from the prison.
Sewer Lagoon Outfall Replacement Update
Sam Dennis said that he continued to be in contract with Wayne from Sanderson Stewart and that the flume was on-site now. Sanderson Stewart was looking in to the process to impose liquidated damages and the project still needed to be deemed “substantially complete” by them. Councilman Lyons noted that the weather was improving that would allow for more work to be done. The Council continued the discussion on logistics of the project. Councilman Lyons said that the Town should impose the fines and work backwards with Mungas Co. from there. Todd Kuxhaus noted that any additional engineering costs could qualify as liquidated damages.
Mayor Reddish said that the Town had no heard back about the grant application and that he would reach out to Maureen Conner in the next few days.
Water/Sewer Sampling Costs
Sam Dennis reported that the sample had made it on time to Energy Labs and that the company had offered to pick up the samples from UPS if they needed to. Sam noted that Energy Labs was more expensive than Marcom. He said it would be approximately $3,000 more per year for the water samples and approximately $1,500 per year for the sewer samples. Finally, Sam said he would reach out to Marcom to see what they could do to help get the samples to their labs on time.
No new business.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Councilman Lyons said that according to the ordinances it is currently illegal to park on the West side of Sansome next to the brewery. Mayor Reddish stated his opinion that ordinances should either be enforced, amended, or repealed. Mayor Reddish gave an update on the RAC grant application. Sam Dennis said that street signs for Broadway and Montgomery were to be purchased by two members of the Rotary Club. Sam Dennis then talked about the meter register issue and that our warranty had expired. The cost of each meter register would now be prorated. The Council had a brief discussion on this as to how to proceed. Councilman Kuhl said these costs should be included in the updates to the CIP. Councilman Lyons said he would take over for Steve Immenschuh to lead the Deer Committee. There would be a meeting scheduled at some point in January.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Lyons made the motion to adjourn at 7:41, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.