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Monday, November 14, 2016

7:00 PM

 

Mayor Richard Anderson called the meeting to order and opened with the Pledge Of Allegiance.  The council meeting scheduled for November 7 was canceled due to lack of quorum. Town council members present: Jim Perkins, Shirley Miller and Lula Price. Council member Tim Nottingham was not present. PWD Mike Ventling, Chief of Police Ralph Dawson, Town Clerk Brenda Kansala were present. Attorney Hope Freeman was on vacation.

 

Review and Adopt Agenda: Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to approve the agenda as presented. Approved unanimously.

 

Minutes: Motion by Perkins and seconded by Price to accept the minutes of the Public Hearing with Great West Engineering -  Jackie Kuhl on October 3, 2016. Approved unanimously. Motion by Miller and seconded by Price to approve the minutes of the Regular Town Council Meeting of October 3, 2016. Approved unanimously. Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to accept the minutes of the Public Hearing with Great West Engineering – Jackie Kuhl of October 17, 2016. Approved unanimously.

 

Bills: Perkins had a question regarding one of the bills. Discussion held. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Price to accept the bills as presented. Approved unanimously.

 

Employee Reports:

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, Valley Federal Credit Union bank statement, statement of expenditure budget vs actual and statement of revenue budget vs actual as reports. Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to accept the clerk report as presented. Approved unanimously.

 

Public works report by Mike Ventling: Discussion held on the need for new lights in town shop. T5 lights at $98. per light needing four fixtures and bulbs are $99. for a case of fifteen with pricing from Home Depot but will look into other pricing and can do them in stages. Did get gravel from Tuckers. Have been replacing meters and interpreters on radio read meters as they are going out but under warranty. Injector pump in grader. Need light switch for road grader at a cost of $612. Mayor Anderson said looking into funding for low interest loan to replace meter reading system. Discussion held on when persons from Solarbee might be coming. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Miller for PWD Ventling to purchase a switch for the grader. Approved unanimously. Motion by Miller and seconded by Price to accept PWD report.  Approved unanimously.

 

Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on welfare checks, trespass nothing taken, trailer plate either lost or stolen, vandalism broken vacant resident window and camp trailer window, agency assists, issued temporary order of protection, 15 year old assault, minor in possession, partner family member assault, assault on our officer with a knife and resisted arrest,  threat of harm to 15 year old and family, challenging to fight another adult, arguing with sports official at JV volleyball game,  report of gunshots northwest side of town, issued two civil service complaints, foster parent trying to use law enforcement to help straighten out 15 year old,  parents unable to control 14 year old,  issued notices to appear for curfew violations, unsafe parking, south bound trailer no lights and u-turn parking opposite direction of travel. Discussion on trainings attended and upcoming trainings. Turned in purchase order for practice ammo $25. for October. Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to accept the purchase of practice ammo in the amount of $25. Approved unanimously. Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to accept the police report. Approved unanimously.

 

Zoning Committee: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Comment Period – The Town will be accepting questions or comments until Monday, November 14, 2016, on the Town's finding of no significant impact to the environment for the construction of the new wastewater lagoon and discharge piping. With no discussion or comment from the public Mayor Anderson said he considered this agenda item taken care of.

 

Intercap Loan Application for Wastewater project: Discussion held. Motion by Miller and seconded Price  to approve this application. Approved unanimously.

 

Bank Accounts for water and wastewater projects: Discussion held. Mayor Anderson and Council Member James Perkins will be signers on these checking accounts to be set up at the Bank Of Bridger.  Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to open these two checking accounts for the water and wastewater projects. Approved unanimously.

 

Old Business: Mayor Anderson discussed Solarbee return for $2500. each for two to be placed on December agenda.

 

Public Comment: (For those items NOT on the agenda): Annette Anderson discussed zoning permits and the handing out of call before you dig cards  in Montana 811 for marking underground utility lines. Clerk to send letter to Wilber Burgess at 439 West River Street and give this information as a new fence is going to be built on his property. Discussion held about different things happening in the community including new growth and new infrastructure. Discussion held on open container laws and professional representation. Marge Taylor asked about police commission meetings. Nottingham is chairman but out of town. Shirley Miller thanked persons in the community for turning out for the soup, salad and bake sale which was held at the Fromberg Fire hall. Randy Wike said Trudi Swanson from Minnesota is the person who did the mural on his building. Discussion held on speeding and nonstop of traffic at cross walk on highway.

 

Next Regular Town Council Meeting Date: Monday, December 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg.

 

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