PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
October 18th, 2022
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, John Laigaie, Gary Fujinami, Carl Sundstrom, Jason White, and Scott Lyons. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Gwyneth Hyndman, Kendrick Richmond, and Justine Richmond.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the minutes from 10/4/22, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the bills payable, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Mayor Reddish explained Pioneer invoice #18331. Councilman Lyons made the motion to approve the invoice, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Sewer Lagoon Update
Mayor Reddish said the reseeding was to be done soon to complete the sludge hauling project.
Growth Plan Update
Mayor Reddish gave a recap of his conservation with Bruce Sunerum concerning wildfire protection.
Mayor Reddish stated that bond counselor Bob Murdo was willing to come and meet with the Council about potential options moving forward. A meeting was scheduled for October 25th at 10:00 a.m. to meet with Bob Murdo. Mayor Reddish reminded the Council that any rate changes would require a public hearing.
FS Contract for Water/Electric Use
Mayor Reddish said he would speak with Sam Dennis and prepare the claim to submit to the Forest Service.
ARPA #2 Water Strategy
Mayor Reddish stated that the Council would need to meet with Shana from HDR concerning how to move forward on the strategy.
MAG Request from County
Mayor Reddish reported that the County granted the Town an additional $11,000 from their allocated MAG funds.
Reed Speegle said the ad for the vacancy would be in the paper the next two weeks.
CDBG Application PER Fred Burr Water Line
Mayor Reddish explained the work that would be done with Triple Tree Engineering to look at our water sourcing.
Chet McLean Audit Contract
Reed Speegle talked of prior experience with the auditor and recommended that the Council vote to approve the contract. Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the contract, Councilman Lyons seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Councilman Sundstrom talked about the need to update the ordinances to reflect any changes to water and sewer rates.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Lyons made the motion to adjourn at 7:45, Councilman Fujinami seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.