Minutes of Meeting December 4th, 2019

Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – December 4th, 2019
 
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on December 4th, 2019 at 12:02 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold was absent. Commissioners Jill Kuehny and Michelle Schiltz were present. Casie Risley, City Administrator, Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy City Clerk, and Marc Marcum, Public Works Foreman were present. Jamie York and Velta Glenn were present as guests. 
 
The minutes of the November 20th, 2019 Regular Meeting were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  
 
The July-November Petty Cash Reports were reviewed. 
 
An update was given on the following Unsafe Structures:
* 219 N Main : The owner has secured the windows and doors as required. He has also removed the back porch. The hole in the roof remains but Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement Officer will be making contact with him to find out the plans for it. 
* 324 W 1st : The owner has filled in the cistern as required. He has plans to remove the porch from the structure but has not been able to due issues outside of his control. He has maintained contact with Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement Officer and will continue to update him. 
* 2 N Main : The owner has provided an engineering report that is to be reviewed. 
 
Demolition bids for the Unsafe Structure at 506 N Webb were presented and reviewed. It was noted that Troy Dierking, City Attorney has spoken with the property owner and he has agreed to allow the owners until December 16th to remove items from the property. After reviewing the bids, a motion was made by Commissioner Kuehny, seconded by Commissioner Schiltz, to select Ken’s Services to remove the property. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
The Agreement with Lighthouse Services, LLC for web and telecom based anonymous reporting was presented and reviewed. A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny pending approval from City Attorney Troy Dierking. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
Ordinance No. 1471 : Establishing a Land Bank was presented and reviewed. A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny pending approval from City Attorney Troy Dierking. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
 
Wage Resolution 25-2019 : Leah Sommerhoff was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a second from Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
Resolution 27-2019 : GAAP Waiver was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
An Alcohol Consumption Exemption for an event at the Community Building on December 13th, 2019 was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a second from Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
 
A motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny to continue with the annual Christmas Gifts. Arnold – absent, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
At 12:23 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss Confidential Data of a Second Party/Real Estate Purchase for 15 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. At 12:38, Commissioner Kuehny made a motion to extend the Executive Session for 10 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Executive Session concluded at 12:45 p.m. No motions were made.  
 
Warrant Ordinance No. 2184 was presented, reviewed and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a second from Commissioner Schiltz. Motion carried. 
 
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:46 p.m.
 
 
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk 
Mark Arnold, Mayor