PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

June 4th, 2019

7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall

 

Council in Attendance:  Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, Carl Sundstrom, Scott Lyons, Nicole Nelch, Derek Kuhl, and John Johnson. Others in attendance:  Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Director of Public Works Sam Dennis, Town Attorney Robert Medof, Barbara Cahill, Shirley Beck, Ron Beck, Pat Siler, Heidi Heser, Chris Cooney, and Leeann Tenesch.

 

Bill Antonioli – Resolution for De-annexing Property

Mayor Reddish read the written petition for de-annexation from Bill Antonioli.  Mayor Reddish then read a resolution of intent to de-annex the parcel.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

 

STANDING REPORTS

Sheriff

A written report was submitted.

Library Board

Barbara Cahill went through the library event that had occurred as well as the ones that were upcoming.

Chamber of Commerce

Pat Siler discussed upcoming events as well as advertising campaigns and opportunities for the Chamber.

Parks Board

Mayor Reddish told the Council that the Park Board had held a meeting on June 3rd to discuss the proposal for the park fees and that they would submit a written by June 11th.  Shirley Beck asked about the process for public input on these fees.  Heidi Heser had mixed opinions about fees associated with specific events.  Chris Cooney didn’t think fees for Park were appropriate at all. 

Fire Department

Sam Dennis reported that the Clam Feed was a success.  They were also planning a flag raising on June 14th. 

Grant Writer

Mayor Reddish informed the Council that he had met with Maureen Connor and Sam Dennis to talk about the strategy moving forward.

Director of Public Works

Sam Dennis talked about leaks around Town as well as street repairs and the planned asphalt patching.  There was then a brief discussion about water testing and how those tests are submitted and delivered.  Sam was looking at doing some of the testing in-house.   The conversation then moved to discussing the Fred Burr Water Line.  The engineering would have to be done before any construction could commence.  Pioneer Technical would have a proposal for a contract submitted by the next meeting.

Town Attorney

Nothing to report.

 

Town Clerk

Reed Speegle talked about the schedule for interview for the Deputy Clerk position.

 

Minutes of Prior Meetings

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes from 5/21/19, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Payroll and Bills Payable

Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the payroll and bills payable, Councilwoman Nelch seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Water and Sewer Adjustments

Councilman Sundstrom asked for some clarification related to the adjustments.  Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the water and sewer adjustments, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Project Request Payments

Mayor Reddish discussed the task order being completed, the pending order of consent, and the plan going forward.  There was a brief discussion about the lagoons.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve Sanderson Stewart invoice #46306, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Financials

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

Cemetery Update

Mayor Reddish said a meeting was scheduled with Matt LaTray.  Sam Dennis discussed the amount of work the opening and closing can require of the Town Crew.  Robert Medof said he was drafting an agreement between the Town and the Cemetery. 

Winninghoff Park Stage

Mayor Reddish read a resolution for the Town to accept the stage at Winninghoff Park from the Rotary Club.  Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Law Enforcement Contract

Mayor Reddish asked the Council to review the most recent draft of the contract.  The County would be discussing the topic at the Compensation Board meeting and the regular Commissioners meeting on June 11th.  There was a short discussion among the Council concerning the role of Law Enforcement within the Town. 

PIA Agreement

Mayor Reddish and Sam Dennis met with representatives from the PIA.  Mayor Reddish asked the Council to review the most recent draft.

Town Health Insurance Coverage

Councilman Sundstrom wanted to begin the process of switching insurance providers from Maco to MMIA.  He said he would reach out to the companies to get more information.

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Leeann Tenesch requested that the Tennis Camp be able to use the facilities at the Big Town Park.  The event would be June 17-20th and she had 66 kids signed up.  There was no objection from the Council.  Councilwoman Nelch asked that in the future Leeann get permission before advertising the event.

 

NON AGENDA ITEMS

Council

Mayor Reddish said he was continuing to look in to water and sewer line insurance.  Leeann Tenesch said private insurers do not offer this type of insurance.  Mayor Reddish also mentioned the Joint Session on June 12th at 6:00 p.m. and the deadline for filing for office on June 17th.

Councilman Lyons gave a recap on the previous street and signs committee meeting and that they needed to determine a color for the signs. 

Councilman Ulrich mentioned a cell tower that was being put up in the valley.

Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction

No comment.

 

Councilman Johnson made the motion to adjourn at 8:58, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

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