Minutes of Meeting- February 5, 2020

Caldwell City Commission

Minutes of Meeting – February 5, 2020

 

The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on February 5th, 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, Marc Marcum, Public Works Foreman I, and Stephanie McCormick, Code Enforcement Officer were present. Velta Glenn was present as a guest. 

 

The minutes of the January 13th, 2020 Regular Meeting were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  

 

Marc Marcrum, Public Works Foreman I, was present to update the Commission on the leak at the Clearwell. The department has and will continue to work with Engineers to determine a solution. It is not economically feasible to have the tanks re-sealed. They are currently operating from temporary tanks. It was also noted that the department is gathering information regarding information on SCADA to monitor and automate the processes at the water tower. The current operating system is obsolete and has recently been experiencing increased malfunctions.

 

Stephanie McCormick, Code Enforcement Officer, was present to update the Commission on the Unsafe Structure at 16 ½ S Main. The structure in question is the accessory outdoor shed/building located behind the building at 16 ½ S Main.  After speaking with the property owner, Stephanie reported that the owner intends to demolish the structure when his contractor has time. It was noted that the contractor was unable to give the property owner an estimated time frame of his availability. 

 

Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police was present to distribute the January Police Department Activity Report for review. 

 

A review of the requirements and duties of the Board of Trustees for the Land Bank was held. The Board of Trustees is comprised of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and a Secretary/Treasurer. It was noted that the position of Chairman and Vice-Chairman must be held by current governing body members. The position of Secretary/Treasurer is to be held by a nonvoting staff member of the City. Casie Risley, City Administrator volunteered to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.  A motion to appoint Casie Risley to the position of Secretary/Treasurer was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. York – yes, Kuehny - yes, Schiltz – yes. A second motion was made by Mayor York to appoint Michelle Schiltz as Chairman of the Land Bank Board of Trustees and herself, Jamie York, as Vice Chairman of the Land Bank Board of Trustees. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. York – yes, Kuehny - yes, Schiltz – yes. 

 

A timeline review was presented regarding the Pool Project. Don Paddock, Project Engineer will be present on February 13th, 2020 to review the revised plans with City Staff. The new plans will be presented at the February 19th, 2020 Commission Meeting. If approved, 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. 

 

The 2020 Solid Waste Agreement with Waste Link was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Commissioner Kuehny. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 

 

Resolution 3-2020: Unsafe Structure at 16 ½ S Main (accessory structure) was presented, reviewed, and approved with a motion by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. York - yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. It was noted that the Resolution allows the City the legal authority to remedy the structure if the property owner fails to do so within the agreed-upon time frame. 

 

At 12:40 p.m. Commissioner Kuehny made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss the Acquisition of Real Estate for 20 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Executive Session concluded at 1:00 p.m. At 1:00 p.m., Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to extend the current executive session for 5 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. No motions were made.  

 

Warrant Ordinance No. 2188 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 1:02 p.m.

 

Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk

Jamie York, Mayor