Minutes of Meeting- February 1st, 2017

Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – February 1st, 2017

The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on February 1st, 2017 at 12:06 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold presided.  Commissioners present were Jill Kuehny and Colin Wood. Police Chief Gene Garcia, and Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement Officer were present. 

The minutes of the January 18th, 2017 Regular Meeting were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny, seconded by Commissioner Wood. Motion Carried.

Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement Officer, presented his findings on the unsafe structures located at 22 W 1st and 125 S Main. The reports regarding the structures were reviewed and discussed.  

The Fire Fighting Contract with Fire District #5 was presented and approved. The motion for approval came from Commissioner Kuehny and was seconded by Commissioner Wood. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. 

The 2017 CDBG Community Facility Grant Awardee Ratings were reviewed and discuss. The City of Caldwell was not a recipient of this grant. 

Resolution 5-2017: UNSAFE STRUCTURE AT 22 W 1ST was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Wood and a second from Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. The hearing regarding the structure will be on April 5th, 2017 at NOON in the Commission Chambers at 113 S Main.

Resolution 6-2017: UNSAFE STRUCTURE AT 125 S MAIN was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Wood and a second from Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood – yes. The hearing regarding the structure will be on April 5th, 2017 at NOON in the Commission Chambers at 113 S Main.
 
Appropriation Ordinance 2116 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded Commissioner Wood. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Wood -yes. 

A complaint regarding burning in the City Limits was reviewed. Currently, Ordinance No 1429, which was passed in 2012, states that there is no burning allowed in the City Limits. The complaint requested that the Commission to review the ordinance and consider repealing it to allow burning of waste, materials, etc. with prior approval from the Fire Department. This complaint was also reviewed by the Fire Chief. After review, discussion, and recommendation from the Chief regarding the complaint, the Commission decided against changing the ordinance. It was noted that the City does provide alternative resources such as the Compost Site to get rid of garden waste, weeds, leaves, etc.; as well as the Burn Site, which is available for large brush and trees.   

It was noted that the Shooting Range at the Burn Site south of town is closed until further notice. 

A proposal for signage at City Hall was discussed. The design and cost were presented. Discussion regarding the details of the sign and affixing it to the building while maintaining the structural integrity was held. 

A discussion was held regarding social media management. It was noted that training and management would be beneficial for the City’s pages. More information on education and management will be gathered. 

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:09 p.m.




Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk									Mark Arnold, Mayor