Minutes of Meeting - September 4, 2019
Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – September 4th, 2019
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on September 4th, 2019 at 12:06 p.m. Mayor P. Mark Arnold was present. Commissioner Michelle Schiltz and Jill Kuehny were present. Casie Risley, City Administrator, Rebekah Rickstrew, Interim Police Chief, Marc Marcum, Public Works Foreman, and Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement were present. Velta Glenn, guest, was also present.
The minutes of the August 21st, 2019 Regular Meeting were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.
Rebekah Rickstew, Interim Police Chief informed the Commission of the upcoming training and events the department will be attending. She also presented the Call Statistic Report through the end of August.
Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement was presented to report the findings concerning the structural integrity of 2 N Main. After reviewing the reports, it was decided to move forward with the Unsafe Structure process. A discussion was also held concerning the continuation of the deteriorating conditions of 506 N Webb, 311 S Market, 406 S Market, 310 S Chisholm, and 302 W Ave F. The owner and residents of the properties has been notified multiple times of the ongoing code violations and penalties. It was noted complaints regarding the horse residing at 302 W Ave F have increased substantially in the last week. The departments have been in contact with the owners but the horse continues to roam freely. The City Attorney will be consulted to see what the next appropriate step to remedy the issue will be. It was noted that there will be several structures at the coming meeting that will be deemed Unsafe.
The August Court Report was presented and reviewed.
It was noted that after review of the City’s current Bond and Interest Debts, Beth Warren with Ranson Financial did not recommend refinancing due to lack of principal amounts.
An update was given on the Pool Project. The Environmental Assessment protest period has ended with no comments or concerns being heard. It was noted that bids on the project bonds will be due on September 18, 2019, to be presented at the noon Commission Meeting.
It was noted that the EMC payment for roof damage from the recent storms has been accepted. Landwehr Roofing has also completed the additional repairs to the roof at City Hall.
Resolution 12-2019: Part-Time Officer Wage – Stephen Symonds was presented and reviewed with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a seconded from Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
A motion was made to process donations for the Caldwell Art Brigade for the beautification and preservation of the historic downtown murals through the Hedrick Fund so that those who contribute can receive documentation of their tax-deductible donation. The motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – abstain, Schiltz – yes.
Appropriation Ordinance 2178 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
At 12:48 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to non-elected personnel for 20 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Interim Police chief Rebekah Rickstrew was asked to be present. Executive Session concluded at 1:08 p.m. No motions were made.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:08 p.m.
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk
Mark Arnold, Mayor