PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

November 5th, 2019

7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall

 

Council in Attendance:  Mayor Daniel Reddish, Carl Sundstrom, John Johnson, Derek Kuhl, and DuWayne Ulrich. Council absent: Nicole Nelch and Scott Lyons. Others in attendance:  Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Director of Public Works Sam Dennis, Barbara Cahill, Natalie Smith, and Marcus Smith.

 

STANDING REPORTS

Sheriff

The Sheriff submitted a written report.  Mayor Reddish said he would inquire about having a deputy at the following month’s meeting.

Library Board

Barbara Cahill talked about the past and upcoming events for the library that included the sale of inventory from the newly purchased facility.  Barbara gave some clarification on how the facility was purchased using donations and a loan.  Mayor Reddish briefly brought up the addendum to the Interlocal Library Agreement which would be discussed further later in the meeting.

Chamber of Commerce

No report.

Parks Board

No report.  Mayor Reddish made the comment that the turnout was good at the dedication of Zane Murfitt Park. 

Fire Department

Sam Dennis reported that the Ranch at Rock Creek had donated roughly $12,000 which was enough for several sets of turnout gear.  He said the amount of hours for annual training was going up.   Sam reported that the proposal of a new satellite station needed to go out to bid again. 

Grant Writer

No report.

Director of Public Works

Sam Dennis updated the Council on the various projects going on in Town.  The DEQ was still making a determination on whether the Fred Burr Line would need an engineer to produce a hydraulic model of the line.  Sam talked about the progress on the Lagoon Outfall Replacement and said he was hopeful things were still moving forward.  He discussed the progress made on water lines in Town and the biggest outstanding issues.  The Chamber and Rotary were in favor of replacing the garbage cans and street signs downtown and would likely provide financial support.  The Safety Committee had met and then submitted a response to the inspection to the Department of Labor.

Town Attorney

No report.

Town Clerk

Reed Speegle reported that he had begun his work with Magda Nelson on the year end closing.

 

Minutes of Prior Meetings

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes from 10/15/19 with a few small edits from Councilman Sundstrom, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

 

Payroll and Bills Payable

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

Water and Sewer Adjustments

Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the water and sewer adjustments, Councilman
Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Project Request Payments

Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve Sanderson Stewart invoice #46948, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve Pioneer Technical invoice #12476, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve Pioneer Technical invoice #12475, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve Land Tech invoice #187, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Financials

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

Addendum to Interlocal Library Agreement

Councilman Kuhl made the motion to the Addendum to the Interlocal Library Agreement, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Sewer Lagoon Outfall Update

This was covered in the standing report for the Director of Public Works. 

CIP Update

Mayor Reddish said there was no committee meeting that day to discuss the topic.  He said the Town had received two quotes of approximately $7,000 from Pioneer Technical and $17,000 from Triple Tree Engineering.  He said the expectations for the scope of work for these two quotes was likely a lot different.  Councilman Sundstrom requested Sam Dennis to get a copy of a previous CIP produced by Triple Tree.  Mayor Reddish told the Council that the Park Board were willing to plug in when the CIP would be produced.   

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

NON AGENDA ITEMS

Council

Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction

No comments.

 

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 7:52, Councilman Johnson seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously

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