Minutes of Meeting- December 20th, 2017

Caldwell City Commission 
 Minutes of Meeting – December 20th, 2017
 
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on December 20th, 2017 at 12:01 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold presided.  Commissioner present was Michelle Schiltz. Commissioner absent was Jill Kuehny. Casie Risley, City Administrator was present. Gene Garcia, Marshall and Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy City Clerk were also present. Velta Glenn was present as a guest. 
 
The minutes of the December 6th, 2017 Regular Meeting were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Motion Carried. 
 
The December Court Report was presented and discussed. 
 
The November Cash and Treasurers Report were presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes. 
 
It was noted that the Splash Pad Project had received a donation from the Parisi Family Trust. Their donation is greatly appreciated. 
 
MultiCon, LLC. was awarded the contract for the Safe Routes to School Phase 2:Construction Project. After a discussion regarding funding, a motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold to grant the authority to award the contract of commitment of City Funds. Arnold – yes, Schiltz – yes, Kuehny – absent. 
 
It was noted that the new employee health insurance with United Healthcare will begin on February 1st, 2018.
 
A discussion was held regarding a staff COLA for 2018. A motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz to approve a 2% COLA increase effective for the first payroll in January. The motion was seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.
 
The 2018 Fire Fighting Contract with Caldwell Township was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.
 
The 2017 CMB License for Joe B’s Bar was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes. 
 
The 2017 CMB License for Felt’s One Stop was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes. 
 
At 12:30 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss financial matters of other parties for 10 minutes. Those asked to be present for the session were Mayor Arnold, and Casie Risley, City Administrator. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Arnold. Executive Session concluded at 12:40. No motions were made.  
 
At 12:40 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss non-elected personnel for 10 minutes. Those asked to be present for the session were Mayor Arnold, and Casie Risley, City Administrator. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Arnold. Executive Session concluded at 12:50. No motions were made.  
 
 
Appropriation Ordinance 2137 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.  
 
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:52 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Mark Arnold, Mayor