Minutes of Meeting- April 25th

Caldwell City Commission 
 Minutes of Meeting – April 25th, 2017

The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on April 25th, 2017 at 4:11 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold presided.  Commissioners present were Jill Kuehny and Colin Wood. Casie Risley, City Administrator was present. Employees present were Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy City Clerk, & Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement Office. Velta Glenn, guest, was also present. 

The minutes of the April 5th, 2017 Regular Meeting were read and approved with the noted changes on a motion from Commissioner Kuehny, and seconded by Commissioner Wood. Motion Carried. The minutes from the Unsafe Structure Hearings on 22 W 1st and 125 S Main were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny, and seconded by Commissioner Wood. Motion Carried.

The March Treasurer’s Report, Bank Cash Report, 1st Quarter Budget and Revenue Report were all reviewed and discussed. 

It was noted that the sale of the NSP Home at 610 S Market was progressing and a closing date had been set for Friday April 28th, 2017. 

Bids were presented and for the mandatory Water Tower cleaning and refurbishing. After reviewing the bids, a motion was made to accept the lowest bid from Central Tank Coatings in the amount of $36,700. The motion was made by Commissioner Wood and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. 

An update was given on the Splashpad Project at the Pool. It was noted that several grants for funding assistance have been applied for and Casie Risley, City Administrator will be making a presentation to the Caldwell Rec Commission regarding the project funding.  

A Temporary/Special Event CMB License Application was presented for the Czech Chapter #1 during the CTF 150th Celebration. A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Wood and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. 

Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy City Clerk, gave a presentation on her pilot project #PRIDE IN YOUR OUTSIDE. The program will offer incentives such as water bill discounts as a reward for cleaning up and beautifying their yards. Details of the program such as guidelines, qualifications, and prize amounts will be determined at a later date. 

The Sumner County Fair Board submitted a request for funding assistance for the 2017 Annual Sumner County Fair Meal. A motion was made by Commissioner Wood and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny to donate $250 towards the meal. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. 

Resolution 11-2017 – Unsafe Structure – 706 S Main: Condemnation was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Wood. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. 

Appropriation Ordinance 2121 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Wood. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood –yes.  

It was noted the Heritage Park Mural Restoration was completed and hung. A big Thank You was given to Keith Wiggins III & Oilfield Shelters for donating their time and expertise on the project. After reviewing a grant request for the Hedrick Fund, Colin Wood, Hedrick Trust Executor recommended that the Commission use the funds as a match for the amounts donated by other Community Groups. Mayor Arnold made a motion for approval, seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – abstain. 
It was also noted that the Stock Exchange Bank has replaced the roof on the Visitors Gazebo Center. 

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.




Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk									Mark Arnold, Mayor