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Monday, February 1, 2016

7:00 PM

 

Mayor Richard Anderson called the meeting to order and opened with the Pledge Of Allegiance.  Town council members present: Jim Perkins, Tim Nottingham and  Shirley Miller. Have one vacant council seat. PWD Mike Ventling, Chief of Police Ralph Dawson, Town Clerk Brenda Kansala  and Town Attorney Hope Freeman were present.

 

Review and Adopt Agenda: Motion by Perkins and seconded by Nottingham to adopt the agenda as written. Approved unanimously.

 

Minutes: Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to accept the minutes of the Regular Town Council Meeting December 7, 2015. Approved unanimously. Clerk presented to council Public Hearing Meeting notes which she will sign off on and place in book with minutes.

 

Bills: Motion by Perkins and seconded by Nottingham to accept the bills as presented. Approved unanimously.

 

Employee Reports:

Clerk report was read aloud by Mayor Anderson. Council received usage/billing summary, billing journal summary, accounts receivable summary, collections history, tax voucher detail, revenue voucher detail, combined check register,  a copy of the Bank of Bridger and Valley Federal Credit Union bank statements as reports. The statement of expenditure budget vs actual,and statement of revenue budget vs actual are at the end of the agenda items to go with the 2015-2016 budget. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to approve clerk report as presented. Approved unanimously.

 

Public works report by Mike Ventling: Manhole at Sage still plugging up, received second free load of sand from the state, the well replacement pitless adapter parts are here, test wells drilled at lagoon are in, Nate Wilm will be going to the Great Falls Water Conference February 16, 17 and 18. Discussion held.

Motion by Miller and seconded by Perkins to approve PWD report. Approved unanimously.

 

Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on welfare checks, vandalism, agency assists,  animal control calls, assaults, disorderly minor, civil service warrant, citations, warnings, investigations. Requesting purchase of  practice ammo total of $40. for December and January. Motion by Miller and seconded by Perkins to approve police report as given and the purchase of two months of practice ammo. Approved unanimously.

 

Correspondence: Mayor Anderson read aloud a letter from Bob and Lori Vogele thanking Mike Ventling for his professional and calming effort when Frank Neiss was waiting for ambulance transport to Billings. Council was given IRS 2016 mileage rates.

 

Resolution # 455  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy was read aloud by Mayor Anderson. Council asked Brenda Kansala Town Clerk if she would like to be be EEO officer. Answer was yes. Motion by Miller and seconded by Perkins to appoint Brenda Kansala as EEO officer and to approve this resolution. Approved unanimously.

 

Resolution # 456  Exhibit 4-A Budgetary Authority Resolution was read aloud by Mayor Anderson. This resolution is in regard to receiving grant money and where to allocate the funds. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to approve this resolution.  Approved unanimously.

 

Resolution # 457  Section 504 and ADA Complaint Resolution Procedures and ADA Complaint Form (Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) was read aloud by Town Attorney Hope Freeman. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Miller to approve this resolution. Approved unanimously.

 

Resolution # 458  A Final Resolution To Increase The Rates and Charges For Water Services, And Update The Rates And Fees In The Table Of Fees, By the Town Of  Fromberg, Montana was read aloud by Town Attorney Hope Freeman. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Nottingham to approve this resolution. Approved unanimously.

 

Resolution # 459 A Final Resolution To Increase The Rates And Charges For The Services Provided By The Sewer System, And Update The Rates And Fees In The Table Of Fees, By The Town Of Fromberg, Montana was read aloud by Town Attorney Hope Freeman. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to approve this resolution. Approved unanimously.

 

Parking on 100 Block of West River Street. Discussion held. Ordinance # 264 First Reading. An Ordinance Allowing For Angle Parking On Certain Streets In The Town Of Fromberg Read aloud by Town Attorney Hope Freeman. Discussion held. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to approve this first reading after spelling corrections. Approved unanimously.

 

Appointment of Flood Administrator Or Resolution # 460 To Withdraw From FEMA Program. Mayor Anderson read this resolution aloud. Discussion held. Motion by Miller and seconded by Nottingham to withdraw from the FEMA Flood Program and to accept this resolution. Approved unanimously.

 

Appointment of  Environmental  Administrator. Mayor Anderson read aloud a letter to Debra Demarais, Montana Department of Commerce, Community Development Division, Helena, Mt. Notifying her that Richard Anderson, Mayor of Fromberg, Mt is designated as the Environmental Certifying Official responsible for all activities associated with the environmental review process to be completed in conjunction with the 2015 CDBG grant awarded to the Town of Fromberg, Mt. Motion by Miller and seconded by Nottingham to approve this assignment of Mayor Richard Anderson. Approved unanimously.

 

Zoning Committee: None.

 

Old Business: None.

 

Public Comment: (For those items NOT on the agenda): Annette Anderson held discussion on the Rays School in Red Lodge possibly being moved to Fromberg.

 

 

2015-2016 Budget: Discussion held.

 

Next Regular Town Council Meeting Date: Monday, March 7 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg.

 

Adjourn: Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to adjourn the meeting.  Approved unanimously. Meeting adjourned.