Council Member James Perkins called the meeting to order and opened with the Pledge Of Allegiance. Mayor Richard Anderson was ill and not in attendance. Town council members present: Dave Flint, Tim Nottingham and Shirley Miller. 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 Flint and seconded by Nottingham to adopt the agenda as presented. Approved unanimously.
Minutes: Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to accept the minutes of January 5, 2015. Approved unanimously. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to accept the minutes of January 12, 2015. Approved unanimously.
Bills: Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to accept the bills as presented. Approved unanimously.
Clerk report was verbal. Clerk thanked council for raises given to herself, Ventling and Dawson. Clerk gave council copies of combined check register for January, revenue voucher detail and Bridger of Bridger bank statements and one from Valley Federal Credit Union. Black Mountain utility billing journal summary, accounts receivable summary, collections history usage/billing summary for January were given to council. Clerk called Republic Services regarding dates for spring cleanup and looking at April 17, 18 and 19 with council approval. The Little Cowboy Bar to be reopening soon. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to accept clerk report. Approved unanimously.
Public works report by Mike Ventling. Discussion held on: Water conference for Ventling in Great Falls, Mt. February 18-20 cost $465.10 for motel, cutting of trees in the park, the need for emergency shower in shop, Solar Bee #1 new control panel installed, public works car up and running, parts are in for hydrant at school need to set time up with Joliet, new lights in conference room, new lights on backhoe, and would like to send Wilm to Spring Water School in March in Billings. Cost could be $75. or more for books and $225. for conference. Motion by Flint and seconded by Miller to approve the PWD report as presented. Approved unanimously. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to approve March schooling and costs related for Nathan Wilm. Approved unanimously. Motion by Flint and seconded by Miller to approve Ventling water conference and costs in Great Falls, Mt. in February. Approved unanimously.
Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on: Agency assists, animal control, youth at school, disorderly conduct, complaint of harassment and threats, stop sign violations, no insurance violations, registration violations, parking violations, unsafe operation of vehicle and reverse u turn violations. Dawson asked council approval for u joint and CV axle repair on Tahoe at Samms Automotive. Discussion held. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to approve repair on Tahoe estimated cost $603. Approved unanimously. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to approve police report as presented. Approved unanimously.
Michael Creeden- DNRC-River Erosion: Mr. Creeden said he is with the Conservation District not DNRC. Gloria Weiss and Ventlings also spoke. Discussion on town and council support to see county commissioners, possibly corps of engineers and someone at state level regarding erosion of the river banks, future flooding and possibly jeopardizing the infrastructure of the town. Council said yes they will support this.
Rosalie Stricker: Stricker said is a neighbor to Rysavy and becoming more ill because of the exhaust when Rysavy runs automobiles at his business Samms Automotive. Rysavy has been given a variance by the town to run this business. Discussion held. Stricker said she may get another petition and bring to council.
Handicapped Parking 100 Block West River Street and Methodist Church – Ramp at The Little Cowboy Bar: Discussion on posting no parking signs on Montana Street for Methodist Church access. Ventling will get with Attorney Freeman and decide what kind of restrictive parking should be placed starting at the corner by stop sign and come south for two parking places. Discussion held on handicapped parking and ramp at The Little Cowboy Bar on 100 block West River Street. The Little Cowboy Bar needs to bring state approval of plans to council for review and need approval if a possible trip hazard so town can submit to MMIA if need insurance approval.
Second Reading of Revised Ordinance 251 Skateboards: Council Member James Perkins read this ordinance aloud. Discussion held. Motion by Miller and seconded by Nottingham to approve this ordinance at the second reading. Approved unanimously.
Fromberg Sewer Improvements: Perkins said Mayor Anderson traveled to Helena and put in a good word for the town and they were very responsive. Discussion held.
Spring Cleanup: Discussion held. Motion by Flint and seconded by Miller to have the Spring Cleanup April 17, 18 and 19. Approved unanimously.
Zoning Committee: None.
Old Business: Perkins said Mayor Anderson researching to sell part or all of the Barley Field.
Other Business: Bill Coty brought up discussion on Barley Field to have another baseball field. Discussion held. Coty will send letter to council.
Public Comment: (For those items NOT on the agenda): None.
2014-2015 Budget: Next budget meeting date Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg.
Next Regular Town Council Meeting Date: Monday, March 2, 2015, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg.
Adjourn: Motion by Miller and seconded by Nottingham to adjourn the meeting. Approved unanimously.