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June 4th, 2024

6:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall


Council in attendance: John Laigaie, Jason White, Mayor Daniel Reddish, Carl Sundstrom, Lorraine Dell-Bishop, Scott Lyons, and Gary Fujinami. Others in attendance: Clerk Rachel Parret, Special Projects Maureen Connor (online), Clerk Zula Watkins, Forman Ed Roseboom, Michelle Larson, Mary Hager, Amelia Wood, Joel Rice, Ruby Kikkert, and Justine Richmond (online).


CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Reddish called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.




Public Comment Agenda and Non-Agenda Items

Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction.  Public Comment will be limited to 3 minutes.


-Ruby Kikkert will give a Skate Park update.

Ruby Kikkert Chairman of the Skate Park Association updated the Council on the future Skate Park. The Skate Park now has a website, Facebook page, Instagram page, and new logo.  In April, Sue Lattin gave a presentation at the school and formed a Skate Club with 20 current student members. The Skate Park Association has received several grants plus donations of skateboards, helmets, pads, ect…  On Sunday, June 23rd, 2024, at 3:30 pm the Skate Association will be hosting a family event at Zane’s Park to raise funds.  Ruby Kikkert asked the Council to consider letting the Skate Association place benches and a pavilion with sponsor names on them, next to the Skate Park.


-Mary Hager will give an update for Rotary.

Mary Hager President Elect for Rotary of Philipsburg stated that the Rotary Club would like to work on the warming hut at Winninghoff Park. The building needs to be painted, benches need replaced, and the main room needs deep cleaning.  The Rotary Club will do the work and pay for the upgrades.




Sheriff Dunkerson submitted a monthly report to the Council.


Public Works Foreman

Foreman Ed Roseboom submitted April and May report to the Council. Councilman Sundstrom inquired if Blackfoot pays for the damages to the Town infrastructure, that occurs while they are putting in the new internet lines. Ed Roseboom stated that Blackfoot does pay for the materials to fix the damage that does occurs while they are working on the internet lines.


Town Clerk

No Report.


Minutes of Prior Meeting 

-May 21st, 2024

Councilman Lyons made a motion to approve the minutes from May 21st, 2024, with corrections, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


Pay Application #2 Lagoon Project Approval

Councilman Sundstrom made a motion to approve the Missouri River Contractor’s pay application #2, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


Claims Approval

-May 22nd, 2024– May31st, 2024

Councilman Lyons made a motion to approve the claims from May 22nd – 31st, 2024, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


All Other Claims Approval

Councilman White made a motion to approve all other claims en masse, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


Water and Sewer Adjustments

-May 22nd, 2024 – May 31st, 2024

Councilman Lyons made a motion to approve the water and sewer adjustments from May 22nd -31st, 2024, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


Unfinished Business from Previous Meeting

Sewer Lagoon Update 

Joel Rice with Great West Engineering updated the Council on the Lagoon project.  The project is moving along smoothly; standing walls going up, lagoon cells have been excavated, dewatering done, and the Sagar Rock had been made to spec at Benson’s Pit.

Maureen Connor suggested setting up a walking tour at the Lagoon during the next Council meeting.


Water Update 

Pre-Construction meeting set for Thursday June 6th, 2024, with Triple Tree Engineering to discuss the Broadway/Montgomery Project.

The Tank Project needs to start with a survey for the easement and Geotech needs to be done.


Stormwater Update

Stormwater PER meeting will be June 10th, 2024, at 1:00 pm.



Notice of Award Silver Springs – Action Item (may have to postpone) 

-Motion to Award, Second Motion, Public Comment, and Vote

The DEQ finished the review for the Silver Springs Project and has made a change to the plans.  The Chlorine Building needs to have a shower station added to it. Councilman Lyons made a motion to postpose the award to bid the Silver Springs Project to ensure that the DEQ requirements will be met, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.





Councilman Laigaie will be generating advertisement for the 4th of July reading.

Councilman Sundstrom asked Maureen if the DEQ will leave the Town alone with the New Sagar System in place. Maureen Connor replied that the Sagar will help with the discharge into Flint Creek, however, the DEQ could change their standards.

Councilman Sunstrom inquired about the possibility of receiving PILT grant from the County.  Maureen Connor stated that the distribution of the PILT funds is up to each Commission, but the Town could ask the County for funds.


Public Comment

Justine Richmond asked why the Town did not apply for grants for this cycle. Councilman Lyons responded that the Town did not have matching funds to apply for the grants. Maureen Connor responded that the RRGL grant is a smaller grant that could be used for matching funds, however, we do not have PER done to apply for that grant. The Town also does not have a smaller project currently ready that would fit the scope of the grant.  Mayor Reddish stated that the Federal funding that is available does not apply to the Town.



Councilman Lyons made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 pm., Councilwoman Dell-Bishop seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


*** In addition to the regular attendance at Town Hall, the Town will be using the video conferencing service


Meeting ID: 6165576972

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