PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

December 7th, 2021

7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall

 

Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, Scott Lyons, John Laigaie, Gary Fujinami, Carl Sundstrom, and Jason White. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Public Works Director Sam Dennis, Barbara Cahill, Dennis Cox, and Lorraine Dell-Bishop.

 

STANDING REPORTS

Sheriff

Report submitted.  Mayor Reddish said he would speak with Sheriff Dunkerson about some traffic issues.

Library Board

Report submitted.  Barbara Cahill talked about various events that had been held or were set to be held. 

Chamber of Commerce

No report.  Mayor Reddish reminded the Council that Yule Night was upcoming.  Dennis Cox said that the annual Chamber dinner would be on December 15th.

Parks Board

No report.

Fire Department

Sam Dennis reported that things had been relatively quiet.

Grant Writer

Mayor Reddish talked of the work he had done with Maureen Connor.  Maureen was working on the Water PER with HDR to be used to apply for ARPA funds.

Director of Public Works

Report submitted.  Sam talked briefly about a proposed water main project in the Rosalind addition.  He stated that the lagoons were now discharging and that work with Great West on the lagoon design had commenced.  He then talked about the snow plow and the condition of the roads. 

Town Attorney

Mayor Reddish stated that he had two informal discussion with potential future town attorneys.

Town Clerk

Reed Speegle told the Council that the audit contract with Chet McLean had been approved by the State and that he would commence work with Magda Nelson in mid-January.

 

Minutes of Prior Meetings

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes from 11/16/21 with edits from Councilman Sundstrom, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Payroll and Bills Payable

Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the payroll, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the bills payable, Councilman Ulrich 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 Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

 

Project Request Payments

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve Pioneer Technical invoice #16649, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve Great West invoice #25271, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve HDR invoice #86446, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Financials

Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the financials, Councilman White seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Sewer Lagoon Update

Mayor Reddish scheduled a special meeting on December 14th to review the sewer lagoon project.  He was working on getting a draft of a contract with Great West.  He was also planning on meeting with the DEQ in person before the end of the month to review the AOC.

Growth Plan Update

Mayor Reddish reported that the open house was a success and that a draft growth plan had been received.

Johnson De-annexation Resolution

Mayor Reddish read the resolution.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Pioneer Technical Task Order

This task order concerned the sludge disposal.  There was a brief discussion of equipment and process.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the task order on the pending condition that the Town would not have to provide the equipment, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

HDR SCADA Task Orders

Sam Dennis talked briefly about the Town SCADA system.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve HDR Task Order #7, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.  Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve HDR Task Order #8, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously. 

Bill of Rights Day Resolution

Mayor Reddish read the resolution.  There was a brief discussion over the logistic of public posting the Bill of Rights.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously. 

 

 

County Hazardous Mitigation Resolution

Mayor Reddish read the resolution.  Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

 

NON AGENDA ITEMS

Council

Councilman Lyons talked about a Christmas party.

Mayor Reddish informed the Council of a tabletop dam safety meeting on December 15th.

Mayor Reddish also wanted to schedule a Water and Sewer Committee meeting at some point in January.

Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction

Lorraine Dell-Bishop talked about a Friends of the Library Event that was upcoming.

 

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 8:45, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.