PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
December 18th, 2018
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, John Johnson, Carl Sundstrom, Nicole Nelch, and Scott Lyons. Council absent: Derek Kuhl. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Town Attorney Robert Medof, and Ben Larson.
Ben Larson – Reactivation of Abandoned Road
Ben talked about the results of the survey. As a result the digging he would need was significantly reduced. He discussed the issue with the neighbors and all of them were in agreeance. Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to allow the request for access for a driveway, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes from 11/19/18, Councilman Johnson 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.
Public Works Update
Mayor Reddish reported that the chiller for the Ice Rink was being turned on the following day. He then discussed the sanitary sewers that needed to be redone in Town in order to reduce infiltration. The one in Town Hall was redone, the crew was looking at addressing the one in Parkerville, and he told the Council there was one more in the bank parking lot. Mayor Reddish then reported on the continued search for a new Public Works Directors. He said that four people had been interviewed. Councilman Johnson, acting as the chair of the Personnel Committee, recommended that the Town hire Sam Dennis for this position. A short discussion was held about the details of the proposed offer. Councilman Lyons made the for the Mayor to offer the position to Sam Dennis, Councilwoman Nelch seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Resolution to Congratulate the Flint Creek Titans
Councilman Lyons had a few edits to the Resolution that he wanted to include. Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the resolution with the amended language, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Fire Service Area Building Resolution
Robert Medof said that Blaine Bradshaw was waiting for edits from the Fire Service Area. The draft would be sent to us after he received the edits.
Budget Pie Charts
This was briefly discussed and would be put in to the paper for the public to view.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Mayor Reddish talked about letters sent out for delinquent water and sewer payments as well as shut-off notices being posted on a handful of properties.
There was a short discussion about the proposed Finn Addition. The Planning Board was scheduled to have a meeting to discuss the matter on January 3rd.
Councilman Sundstrom brought up the Montana Nutrient Group and the lagoon standards for Ammonia, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus. He was paying close attention to the issue and how it related to the impending State legislative cycle.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 8:00, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.