PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

May 18th, 2021

7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall

 

Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, John Johnson, DuWayne Ulrich, Scott Lyons, Carl Sundstrom, Max Statler, and John Laigaie. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Director of Public Works Sam Dennis, Todd Kuxhaus, Bob Zimmerman, Larry Henke, Heidi Heser, Mike Young, Diana Young, and Elena Gagliano (video).

 

Heidi Heser – Car Show

Heidi gave some background on the car show.  This will be the 25th annual event and they are estimating 130 cars.  She informed the Council that the Chamber will also be sponsoring the parade this year.  She said the kids’ carnival is not going to be held this year and she was unsure on the street dance.  She requested that the street be cleaned by the bars the night before the event.  Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the street closure, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Larry Henke – Notification of 4-Plex

Larry presented the Council with his proposal to create a 4-plex of rentals on North Holland.  He has already dug the foundation and was aware that he would need to replace 400 ft of sewer main line.  Sam Dennis was in favor of the proposal with the main replacement.  There was talk of more of the specifics of the building and he was hoping to have it completed by the end of the year.

 

Minutes of Prior Meetings

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes with a few edits from Councilman Sundstrom, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Bills Payable

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

Audit RFP

Mayor Reddish told the Council that the Town had not received any proposals.  The next step would be to contact the State for guidance.

Sewer Lagoon Update

Mayor Reddish discussed the funding situation for project through the State with the additional federal funds being made available.  He said the leak test on the lagoon would start the following day.  Todd Kuxhaus talked of the grant alternatives that had previously been presented to the Town.  The leak test would determine the route that the Town would need to go.  He said the deadline for the American Rescue Plan fund was set to June 11th.  Councilman Sundstrom talked of the nutrient working group.  There was further discussion of the leak test.  Sam Dennis said it was unlikely the Town would be able to get a dredge this summer so it was unlikely the Town would be doing further dredging of the lagoons.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

No new business.

 

NON AGENDA ITEMS

Council

Mayor Reddish talked of an upcoming Ambulance meeting.  There was discussion among the Council of who would attend in order to not have a quorum.

Councilman Laigaie discussed the seminar that was given by Dan Clark from the Local Government Center at the County.

There was a brief discussion on the ordinance review process going forward.  There would be a working meeting before the next Town Council meeting.

The Finance Committee discussed meeting on June 9th.  This would be scheduled officially at a later date.

Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction

Mike Young expressed his displeasure at the flag pole proposal moving forward.

 

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 8:11, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.