Minutes of Meeting- February 19, 2020
Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – February 19th, 2020
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on February 19th, 2020 at 12:06 p.m. Mayor Jamie York was present. Commissioners Jill Kuehny and Michelle Schiltz were present. Casie Risley, City Administrator, Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police, Josh Vanek, Public Works Foreman II, and Stephanie McCormick, Code Enforcement Officer were present. Velta Glenn and Keri Cutler were present as guests. Don Paddock, Paddock Enterprises and Rosemary Saunders, Ranson Financial were also present.
The minutes of the February 5th, 2020 Regular Meeting were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor York. York – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.
Don Paddock, Pool Engineer, was present to update the Commission on the revised pool design plans. To reduce costs, the size of the pool and bathhouse, as well as some of the interior features were reduced. It was noted that the pre-bid for Contractors will be held at the Pool on March 5th, 2020 and bids for the project submitted for opening by March 16th, 2020. Rosemary Saunders, Ranson Financial added that the pre-bid notice has been published in the local newspaper and all previous bidders and contractors have been notified. Mr. Paddock added that he will be submitting an addendum to the contract noting a construction start date of August 1st. Rosemary Saunders also noted that she will be emailing City Hall staff bookmarks to be displayed at the Caldwell Public Library to promote the Fair Housing activity, which is required by the terms of the grant.
Marc Marcrum, Public Works Foreman I, and Josh Vanek were present to update the Commission on the leak at the Clearwell. It has been determined with the help of several engineering firms that there is air entering the lines but they have not been able to pinpoint the source. They are getting bids on the costs of replacing the Clearwell with two 70,000 gallon tanks. Josh Vanek also reported that they have completed the State Water Report; the water loss was a little higher than last year but that can be attributed to the tower loss and multiple main breaks. It was noted that with spring weather approaching, the department will begin seasonal weed spraying earlier than usual.
Stephanie McCormick, Code Enforcement Officer, presented the February Code Enforcement update. Properties included in the update were 16 ½ S Main – Unsafe Structure, 317 N Osage – Unsafe Structure, 221 N Main – Code Violations, 106 N Chisholm – Code Violations, 602 S Main – Innoperoble Vehicles, 119 N Webb – Inoperable Vehicles, 218 N St George & 622 W St Charles – Inoperable Vehicles, and 22 N Young – Inoperable Vehicles. The report was reviewed and discussed.
The Sumner County Economic Development Board Report from Joel Hudson was presented and reviewed.
Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police was present to distribute the February Police Department Activity Report for review.
The January Bank Cash & Treasurers Report was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Mayor York.
The Caldwell Promotional Video from Harvest Video was discussed. It was noted that the Commission would like to see something that displayed the community's amenities and assests versus just the rich history of the community.
At 12:42 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss the Acquisition of Real Estate for 10 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Mayor York. Executive Session concluded at 12:52 p.m. No motions were made.
At 12:52 p.m., Commissioner Schiltz made a motion in to enter into Executive Session to discuss the Trade Secrets or Financial Affairs of a Second Party for 10 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Mayor York. Executive Session concluded at 1:02 p.m. No motions were made.
Warrant Ordinance No. 2189 was presented, reviewed and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Mayor York. Motion carried.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:02 p.m.
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Jamie York, Mayor