PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

September 18th, 2018

7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall

 

Council in Attendance:  Mayor Daniel Reddish, DuWayne Ulrich, John Johnson, Carl Sundstrom, and Derek Kuhl.  Council absent: Nicole Nelch. Others in attendance:  Town Clerk Reed Speegle, David Ray, Errol Zimpleman, Shirley Beck, Jerry Sullivan, Mike Marjamaa, Kiara Marjamaa, Ed Siler, Dale Siegford, Mike Young, and Diana Young.

 

Errol Zimpleman – 4 way stop @ Broadway & Montgomery

Mr. Zimpleman talked about the issue of safety at the intersection of Broadway and Montgomery.  He suggested that stop signs be put on Broadway to stop traffic.  The conversation continued about the intersection, its safety, and possible solutions going forward.  Mayor Reddish said he would talk with the Sherriff about how to best address the safety concerns.

Shirley Beck – Downtown Light Posts

Mrs. Beck gave some background information on the history of the light posts in the downtown area.  She then brought up the issues that she had recently with another individual putting flyers on the posts and the effect it has on the paint on the posts.  The conversation continued about the best approach to deal with the issue.  Councilmen Johnson and Sundstrom said they would be in favor of an ordinance to prevent this.  Mayor Reddish said he would instruct the Town Attorney to draft an ordinance. 

 

Minutes of Prior Meetings

Councilman Johnson made the motion to approve the minutes from 8/21/18, Councilman Ulrich seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Bills Payable

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

 

OLD BUSINESS

Fred Burr Water Line Update

Mayor Reddish said the Town had received two inquiries on the replacement project.

Public Works Update

David Ray informed the Council of some issues with the UV plant, his correspondence with the DEQ, and smaller water and sewer projects in Town.  He also said that the Town needs to come up with a solution for the sink holes.  Mike and Kiara Marjamaa expressed their frustration at the ongoing water situation at their house.  David Ray said that the temporary service had to be pulled on account of the weather. 

Speed Limit Resolution – Kearney St.

Councilman Sundstrom read the Ordinance for its first reading.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Library Interlocal Agreement w/ County

Councilman Sundstrom made the motion to approve the Library Interlocal Agreement with the County, Councilman Kuhl seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Audit RFP

Reed Speegle explained the process briefly and said that there would be an update at the next meeting as to who responded to the mailing.

 

NON AGENDA ITEMS

Council

There was a brief discussion of the advertising budget for the Public Works Director vacancy.  The Council came to the conclusion that up to $2,000 could be spent on advertising.

Mayor Reddish wanted an ordinance drafted to prevent parking at the Big Town Park.

Councilman Sundstrom wanted to schedule a meeting to go over the Town’s Growth Policy.

Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction

 

Councilman Ulrich made the motion to adjourn at 8:30, Councilman Sundstrom seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

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