Minutes of Meeting- March 7th, 2018

Caldwell City Commission

 Minutes of Meeting – March 7th, 2018

 

The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on March 7th, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold presided. Commissioners Jill Kuehny and Michelle Schiltz were present. Casie Risley, City Administrator was present. Gene Garcia, Marshall and Velta Glenn were also present.

 

The minutes of the February 22nd, 2018 Regular Meeting were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.

 

There were no reports.

 

Jessica Volavka from the Senior Center and Friendship Meals has reached out requesting volunteers in March to help deliver meals.  If you are interested please contact her at the Senior Center.

 

An update on the Safe Routes to School Project was given.  A lot of progress has been made in a few weeks, it is speculated that the crews may be finished before the projected 45 days.

 

A motion to accept the Bobcat Skid steer Loader Annual lease application was made by Commissioner Kuehny, and Seconded by Commissioner Kuehny.  Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz- yes.  A manual check will be written and sent to the bank.

 

Casie Risley discussed her meeting with members of Fire District # 5’s board regarding the future of Fire District # 5 and the City of Caldwell’s role.  It is noted that they did pay the annual amount to solidify their contract which was signed in February.  Casie also mentioned that the certified letter sent to the landowner whom had a fire on his property during the time frame where Fire District #5 wasn’t covered was returned unsigned, undeliverable.

 

A CDBG Grant is available to business owners in town first come, first served. This grant will help local business owners with remodeling a business location in Downtown Caldwell. Only one Grant at a time will be awarded.  This grant is facilitated by SCKEDD.  More information is available at City Hall.

 

The resignation of Theodore “TJ” Ohlemeir was approved with a motion by Commissioner Schiltz, Seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz-yes.  Motion Carried.

 

Resolution No.03-2018: Wages – Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy Clerk was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.

 

Resolution No. 04-2018: Wages- Gaten Wood, City Prosecutor was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz-yes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chief Garcia reported that he received a request from Caldwell Schools for an SRO (Student Resource Officer) a brief discussion was held.  Casie Risley and Chief Garcia will be attending the school board meeting in March and will be able to report more after the meeting.

 

Casie Risley met with a KDOR representative regarding an Education Program. 

 

It was noted that Casie Risley, city administrator is working with EMC insurance and Troy Dierking, City Attorney in regards to the police departments patrol car damage.

 

Appropriation Ordinance 2142 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commission Schiltz. Arnold – yes, Kuehny –yes, Schiltz – yes. 

 

At 12:48 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss Trade Secrets for 5 minutes. Those asked to be present for the session were Casie Risley, City Administrator. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Executive Session concluded at 12:53. At 12:55 Commissioner Kuehny made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss non elected personnel for 15 minutes. Those asked to be present for the session were Casie Risley, City Administrator.  Executive Session concluded at 1:40 No motions were made. 

 

Other information reviewed: ROW & Damages received form Targa Pipeline totaling $2,000 on Hedrick farm ground.  The Local System of Care Advisory Council meeting March 22nd at Raymond Frye Complex. Casie will be absent for March 21st Commission Meeting. Casie will attend the Main Street America Conference.  City Wide Clean-Up day is Saturday April 7th beginning at 8am until the dumpsters are full.

 

 

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy City Clerk                                                                      Mark Arnold, Mayor