Mayor, Richard Anderson called the meeting to order and opened with the Pledge Of Allegiance. Town council members present: Jim Perkins, Dave Flint, Tim Nottingham and Shirley Miller. PWD Mike Ventling, Chief of Police Ralph Dawson, Town Clerk Brenda Kansala were present. Town Attorney Hope Freeman not present because of bad weather.
Review and Adopt Agenda: Motion by Perkins and seconded by Nottingham to adopt the agenda as presented. Approved unanimously.
Minutes: Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to accept the minutes of December 1, 2014. Approved unanimously.
Bills: Motion by Flint and seconded by Miller to accept the bills as presented. Approved unanimously.
Clerk report read aloud by clerk. Clerk gave council copies of combined check register, revenue voucher detail, claim details and utility billing cash receipts summery. Black Mountain utility billing journal summary, accounts receivable summary, collections history, usage/billing summary for November were not given as bills were billed out in December because of the number of days in the billing cycle. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Flint to accept clerk report as presented. Approved unanimously.
Public works report by Mike Ventling. Discussion held on: plow on backhoe now, received sand from state, Dillon trip was good, broken water line on North Street, use of Crown Victoria police car for public works. Discussion on possible ad for old Dodge pickup box, pickup plow and hoist frame. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham for Mayor Anderson and public works to decide on surplus equipment and dispose of it accordingly. Approved unanimously. Discussion on Solar Bee contract, bulk water plant redesign and main valve, light/fire hydrant waiting on state, cost of repairs for 2000 Crown Victoria $638. for windshield and other repairs and labor plus cost of catalytic converter. Discussion on flushing and inspection of fire hydrants to be done by fire department. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to approve the PWD report as presented. Approved unanimously.
Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on: motor vehicle vandalism, agency assists, animal control, suspicious vehicle in alley, theft of political sign on school street, citations, warnings, trainings and by permission of Mayor Anderson ordered new body camera $411. Told of quarterly LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) meeting to be held December 2, 2014, 7 PM Joliet Fire Station 129 North Main Street. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Flint to accept police report. Approved unanimously.
Advocacy – Karen Ulrickson: Ms. Ulrickson is an advocate for Carbon/Stillwater Community and Senior Programs and now living in Fromberg helping residents and families in care facilities as an ombudsman with problems and concerns. Discussion held. She gave brochures for the town hall office for public review.
Skateboards and Long boards – Cheryl Lynn Tatum: At this meeting were students, ex-students, parents and another school staff member. Tatum also had a petition signed by students who were not able to attend this meeting but wanted council to know they would also like council to review Ordinance 251 regarding skateboards and long boards. Mayor asked for their ideas and opinions. Persons who spoke and gave their names were Cheryl Lynn Tatum, Mica Lester, Damian McCuin, Richy Ackerman, Mitch Kallem and Raven Lester. Discussion held on making it allowable to ride skateboards and long boards for transportation, pleasure and exercise on town streets. Council said they will review amendments to this ordinance and present at next council meeting.
Procedure for Reviewing Ordinances Requiring Changes: Discussion held. Attorney Freeman suggested town set up a committee with persons from the community and no more than two council members to review ordinances and meet once a month. Attorney Freeman said she would be happy to be on the committee.
Ordinance 251 Skateboards: Discussion held. Attorney Freeman will review and revise after council members email her with their suggestions.
Zoning Committee: Shirley Miller volunteered to be on the zoning committee. Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to appoint Shirley Miller to the zoning committee. Approved unanimously.
Old Business: Mayor Anderson said he received information via email regarding the TSEP grant positioning. The Town of Fromberg was ranked 14th and recommended for full funding of $750,000.
The DNRC grant we were ranked 26th and recommended for full funding of $125,000. Discussion held on treatment facility viewing in Dillon. Mayor Anderson said he has postponed the ad to bid for the Barley Field until January 2015.
Other Business: None
Public Comment: (For those items NOT on the agenda): Annette Anderson with Carbon County Historic Preservation Commission discussed the doll raffle for the Clarks Fork Valley Museum. Dolls donated by Sharon Barnes. Drawing to be held December 12, 2014. She finished the 50 year compilation Bridger Youth Rodeo which is in the Bridger Library and County Library. She also transcribed the Huff autobiography.
2014-2015 Budget: Review of major fund report. Discussion held.
Council discussed gathering for a Christmas Social open to the public, dutch treat, no business will be discussed and decided on the Tomahawk Restaurant and Casino December 18 at 6:30 PM.
Next Meeting Date: Monday, January 5, 2015, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg.
Adjourn: Motion by Flint and seconded by Nottingham to adjourn the meeting. Approved unanimously.