PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
July 21st, 2020
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, John Johnson, Derek Kuhl, DuWayne Ulrich, Nicole Nelch, Scott Lyons, and Carl Sundstrom. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Director of Public Works Sam Dennis, Town Attorney Robert Medof, Todd Kuxhaus, John Laigaie, Jasper Webb, and Michelle Bahsteter.
Jasper Webb – Street Closure
Jasper explained her request for a street closure for the upcoming weekend. Councilman Sundstrom expressed some concerns. Jasper said she would handle sanitation and make sure a fire lane was maintained. The Mayor stated that he was satisfied with the request but wanted to make the Council aware that it was going to happen.
Councilwoman Nelch asked about the online survery and asked Todd Kuxhaus if there was a deadline for edits to the survey from the Council. Todd stated that he would like to have it approved to go out with the August utility mailing. There was a brief discussion as to the logistics of what needed to be sent as the Town uses postcards. Councilman Lyons suggested sending out a hard copy to everyone. Councilwoman Nelch said that the Council would get their edits back to Todd by the following Tuesday. A Special Meeting was scheduled for July 28th at 10:00 for the Council to work on this. Todd said the whole process would likely be completed in September/October.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the minutes from 7/7/20 with edits from Councilman Sundstrom and Councilwoman Nelch, 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.
Sewer Lagoon Update
Sam Dennis talked about being able to borrow a maintenance barge. He said the drying beds would start to be lined the following day. He also informed the Council that the electricity was fully ready.
Town Wireless Network Update
Sam Dennis said he would meet with Councilman Kuhl in the next few weeks.
Town Street Signs
Sam Dennis informed the Council that he had ordered the first batch of street signs.
Sam Dennis said he had spoken with Bill Antonioli who suggested that Granite might work better.
Resignation/Appointment Council President
Councilman Ulrich said he was willing to step down as Council President. Councilman Lyons said he was willing to assume the role. Councilman Kuhl made the motion to accept Councilman Ulrich’s resignation and nominate Councilman Lyons for the role, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Mayor Reddish thanked Councilman Ulrich for his service on the Council over the years.
Robert Medof read resolution 2020-07. Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the resolution with a few suggested edits, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Interfund Transfer Resolution
Robert Medof read resolution 2020-08. Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Cash Reconciliation Resolution
Councilman Lyons made the motion to table this resolution, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Outstanding Warrants Resolution
Robert Medof read resolution 2020-09. Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the resolution and it was seconded by Councilman Ulrich. Councilman Lyons commented on getting a check to Jim Adie’s daughter. He then made the motion to table the resolution for a meeting to try and find her. This was then seconded by Councilman Kuhl. This motion was not approved by vote. Councilman Lyons, Councilman Kuhl, and Councilman Ulrich voted to table. Councilwoman Nelch Councilman Johnson, and Councilman Sundstrom voted against tabling. Mayor Reddish voted against tabling as the tiebreaking vote. There was a brief discussion on whether another check could be cut in the future. Councilman Kuhl made the motion to approve the resolution as is, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion. It was approved by majority. Councilman Kuhl, Councilman Johnson, Councilman Sundstrom, and Councilman Ulrich voted in favor of the motion. Councilman Lyons and Councilwoman Nelch abstained.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Councilwoman Nelch gave a Finance Committee update.
Councilman Lyons recaped the County Health Board meeting that had taken place earlier in the day.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Lyons made the motion to adjourn at 8:08, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.