PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
October 19th, 2021
7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall
Council in Attendance: Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, Scott Lyons, Carl Sundstrom, John Laigaie, and Jason White. Others in attendance: Town Clerk Reed Speegle, Public Works Director Sam Dennis, Matt Todd, Ron Beck, Heidi Heser, and Tobin Heser.
Mayor Reddish and Matt Todd talked a little bit about the history of the PIA. Matt said that the PIA had purchased dasher boards for this season and that they would be looking to flood the rink in mid-November. The chiller would run for an estimated 3 months. Councilman Sundstrom asked about storage of the chiller mats and Tobin Heser said they were stored in the semitrailers that were currently in the parking lot. The PIA was requesting a five year extension on the existing contract. Mayor Reddish asked about skate availability to the public and Matt said that operation should return to normal this year. Mayor Reddish also brought up the issue of water leaking out of the NW corner and freezing as well as grass remediation after the season is over. Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the contract for another 5 years, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Minutes of Prior Meetings
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the minutes from 10/5/21 with a couple edits from Councilman Sundstrom, Councilman White seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the bills payable, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Sewer Lagoon Update
Mayor Reddish said the lagoon were now discharging. Sam Dennis said at most they could have remained off for another month.
Growth Plan Update
Mayor Reddish told the Council that an advisory committee meeting was scheduled for the following Friday at 10:00 a.m. The committee would go through the results of the survey and highlight specific priorities. Mayor Reddish said he would reach out to Linda Bouck.
Mayor Reddish stated that this was not ready at the moment.
Gas Tax Resolution
Mayor Reddish read the resolution. Councilman Ulrich made the motion to approve the resolution, Councilman White seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
NON AGENDA ITEMS
Councilman Ulrich asked about the new snowplow. Sam Dennis said the cost was $9,100 and was ordered.
Sam Dennis talked about ordering street signs. A brief discussion was held over what type and quantity of signs should be ordered. Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve up to $5,000 worth of signs to be ordered, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
Mayor Reddish said he had yet to receive a response to the letter he sent concerning the Spoon encroachment.
Mayor Reddish asked about the flag pole project. Councilman Laigaie said he was ready to put the poles up as soon as possible. Sam Dennis suggested the end of the week or early the following week.
Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction
Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 7:55, Councilman White seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.