PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
January 22nd, 2019
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, John Johnson, Carl Sundstrom, Scott Lyons, Nicole Nelch and Derek Kuhl. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Director of Public Works Sam Dennis, and Town Attorney Robert Medof.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the minutes from 12/18/18, Councilman Lyons 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.
Fire Service Area Building Resolution
Robert Medof said he was having a meeting the following day to determine final edits from the various parties.
Ed Brunsvold – BTP Trail
Reed Speegle gave some background on the topic. The Flint Creek Trails Assosciation was applying on behalf of the Town for another Recreational Trails Program Grant through Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. The deadline for the application was the January 31, 2019. Mayor Reddish said he would write a letter in support of the application.
Finance Committee Report
Councilwoman Nelch gave a synopsis of the Finance Committee meeting. The topics included an Audit RFP action plan, a discussion of the required budget amendment resolution, an analysis of the current fiscal year’s budget to actual, a strategy for getting budget pie charts to the public, and a discussion of replacing the water meter reader.
FY18 Budget Amendment Resolution
Reed Speegle and Robert Medof said they would coordinate to get the correct language for the budget resolution.
Resolution to Commit Revenues to Special Revenue Funds
Reed Speegle and Robert Medof said they would coordinate to get the correct language for this resolution as well.
Amendment to Water and Sewer Policy
Councilman Johnson drafted an amendment to the Town’s water and sewer policy. The main addition was to include a sewer shutoff policy. Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the amendment, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Street Sign Inventory
Councilman Johnson had begun an inventory of street signs in Town. He recommended that this be put to committee. The rest of the Council agreed.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Councilman Kuhl brought up and distributed a proposal for a traffic circle on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery.
Councilwoman Nelch said she wanted to revisit the idea of a Tourist Tax.
Mayor Reddish proposed a working meeting to discuss the proposed Finn Addition for January 28th at 9:00 a.m.
There was a brief discussion about which councilmembers were up for election. Councilman Lyons, Councilwoman Nelch, Councilman Sundstrom, and Councilman Kuhl would have to run in November. Three out of the four would run for 4-year terms and one would run for a 2-year term. Councilman Sundstrom said he would like to run for the 2-year term.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 7:50, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.