Council President James A. Perkins called the meeting to order and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Richard Anderson was not in attendance as he had surgery. Town council members present: Lula Price, Tim Nottingham and Shirley Miller. PWD Mike Ventling, Chief of Police Ralph Dawson, Town Clerk Brenda Kansala were present. Not present Attorney Hope Freeman.
Review and Adopt Agenda: Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to accept the agenda as presented. Approved unanimously.
Minutes: Motion by Miller and seconded by Nottingham to accept the minutes of the Regular Town Council Meeting of January 9, 2017, as presented. Approved unanimously.
Bills: Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Price to accept the bills as presented. Approved unanimously.
Clerk report was read aloud by town clerk. Council received usage/billing summary, billing journal summary, accounts receivable summary, collections history, tax voucher detail, revenue voucher detail, combined check register, copy of Bank of Bridger bank statements, statement of expenditure budget vs actual and statement of revenue budget vs actual as reports. Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to accept the clerk report as presented. Approved unanimously.
Public works report by Mike Ventling: Discussion held on meter reading system, meters under warranty and hand held system. Discussion on well and sewer projects being on track time wise. Discussion on splitting cost of vac tron truck with Bridger. Discussion on jetter camera. Started using grader to plow. Looking for dump truck. Discussion on confined space equipment. Price asked Ventling to put together a presentation on the topic of confined space equipment and costs. Motion by Price and seconded by Miller to accept PWD report as presented. Approved unanimously.
Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on welfare checks, vandalism, agency assists, till tip, animal control, disorderly, speeding violations, stop sign violations, parking violations, investigation mother daughter dispute, loud music, ongoing lack of civility issues between neighbors, citizen assist and alleged “creeper-peeper”. Discussion on trainings attended and upcoming trainings. Turned in purchase orders for practice ammo of $25.00 for the month of January 2017. Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to approve the purchase of practice ammo for $25.00 for the month of January 2017 and to approve the police report. Approved unanimously.
Zoning Committee: None
Resolution # 464: Resolution Of The Town Of Fromberg Adopting A Policy Concerning Compliance With IRS Requirements For Tax-Exempt Bonds Issued By The Town. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to accept this resolution as written.. Approved unanimously.
Old Business: Miller stated the Fromberg Independent Survey Committee would like to have a meeting with mayor, council and employees if they want to be there one hour prior to the regular council meeting in March. Randy Wike said he would like to have a copy of the letter of response to citizen letter Mayor Anderson read to audience at the December 5, 2016, town council meeting. Discussion held. Miller said all correspondence should be in a file in the clerks office. Clerk to check with Attorney Freeman and have discussion at the next council meeting.
Public Comment: (For those items not on the agenda) Nottingham has given update on policies and procedures to Attorney Freeman for review and will meet next week.
Next Regular Town Council Meeting Date: Monday, March 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg. A prior 6 PM meeting time on the same day for the survey results from Independent Committee Survey.
Adjourn: Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to adjourn the meeting. Approved unanimously. Meeting adjourned.