February 14, 2019

Council Present: Mayor Kevin Newland, and Councilmembers Scott Mortimer, Kellie Ribail, and Keith Jensen. Absent were Councilmembers Debbie Moore and Raymond Kelby, and staff Kaci Anderson.

  • Open Meeting: Mayor Kevin Newland called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Minutes: Motion made by K. Ribail, seconded by K. Jensen, and carried to approve the January 10, 2019, meeting minutes.
  • Presentation from Consolidated Disposal: Mark Wash with CDSI was unable to attend due to weather conditions. The Council requested further information regarding the possibility of adding waste disposal services as a utility through the Town.
  • Public Comment: None.
  • Council Concerns: S. Mortimer would like Grant County PUD called to take care of weeds under power poles.
  • Reports
    • Mayor’s Address
      • Additional thank-you to Bise family for contributions to park sign: The Council expressed their gratitude and will sign a thank-you card for the Bise family.
      • Mayor Newland mentioned he is talking to the PUD about the potential costs of adding more power service to the airport.
      • Mayor Newland expressed concern regarding overall expenses versus income to maintain the Town. He would like the Council to be aware that additional income is necessary in order to keep up with necessary projects and to provide services to residents.
    • Clerk/Treasurer Report:
      • Motion made by K. Jensen, seconded by S. Mortimer, and carried to approve the Town’s current fiscal status and to pay the February 2019 bills as follows:
        • February 2019 Bills
          • Payroll checks 10061 – 10070 $ 1,379.80
          • A/P checks 10071 – 10085 $ 7,037.12
          • EFT payments $ 276.22
          • Total $ 8,693.14
        • Current Account Balances
          • US Bank $ 113,126.92
          • Grant County $ 109,378.78
          • Total $ 222,505.70
        • The Council noted that check #10039 from January for K. Jensen should be voided if it hadn’t been previously.
    • Maintenance Report: After further measurements were taken, it was determined that the water leak in late 2018 on Sprague Street was on Town property. The location of the leak was within the street right-of-way.
  • Old Business: None.
  • New Business: None.
  • Adjournment: Motion made by K. Jensen, seconded by S. Mortimer, and carried to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 pm. The next regular council meeting is Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 6:00 pm.

A PDF of these minutes can be viewed here: 2019-02-14 minutes