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Monday, November 6, 2017

Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Town council members present: Jim Perkins, Lula Price, Tim Nottingham and Shirley Miller. PWD Mike Ventling, Chief of Police Ralph Dawson and Town Clerk Brenda Kansala were present. Town 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.

 

Public Comment (For those items Not on the agenda): None.

 

Minutes: Motion by Perkins and seconded by Price to approve the minutes of the Regular Town Council Meeting of October 2, 2017. Approved unanimously.

 

Bills: Nottingham asked if now using new budget for the bills. Mayor Anderson said yes. Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to accept the bills as presented. Nottingham nay. Motion passed. Nottingham did sign all the bills but said he did not approve the budget.

 

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: Windows for town shop are done bid was $810.00 saved $200 from original price. Ventling gave to council bids he received for the town shop doors, gave update on water well project, said sander is ready for winter, found a dump truck snow plow in Iowa,  held discussion on streets by US Post Office, Kids Court, Carbon and parking lot by school by gym. Mayor Anderson said he approved purchase of asphalt roller as money is in the budget. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Price to approve the PWD report as presented. Approved unanimously. In addition to his report Ventling asked council for some type of reimbursement for Kevin Rysavy for use of truck, trailer and time to pick up the asphalt roller. Motion by Miller and seconded by Nottingham to pay Rysavy $200. Approved unanimously.

 

Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on theft of no parking sign on side of building at US Post Office, discussion held on scam calls, breaking and entering with no theft, report of break in at school which was unfounded, assisted Carbon County Sheriffs Office with bonfires / party Fromberg lease property, coroner call accidental death, EMS assist, removed deer carcass off highway, report of erratic tractor/trailer south bound and foster parent concerns about birth father supervised visit in Laurel referred to Laurel Police Department. Animal control: Brittney Spaniel out, chickens at large and two black Labs running loose. Report of 15 year old male missing from school after a game. Report of 15 year old female runaway. Custodial issue with 3 year old female. Took fingerprints for foster care. Report of suspicious person walking to work. Big wind took out limb and light pole northwest corner of 1st Avenue at park. Northwestern Energy and public works removed it. Discussion on speeding citations, no insurance citations, stop sign citations, parking citations and vin inspections. Discussion on meetings and trainings attended and upcoming trainings. Mileage sheet included. In council packet is monthly purchase order for ammo. Wike asked Chief Dawson about 16 year old’s. Discussion held. Motion by Price and seconded by Perkins to approve the police report and the purchase of practice ammo for the month of October. Approved unanimously.

 

Correspondence: Mayor Anderson read aloud a letter received dated October 22, 2017 from therefrom. advocacy.com stating they did receive copies of correspondence which clerk had mailed to them. Discussion held.

 

Zoning -  Fromberg School: Shirley Miller said she went to school and checked out setbacks for the bus barn the school is requesting to build and said she would approve the zoning application. Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to approve the zoning application for the school to build the bus barn. Approved unanimously.

 

Domain Name Renewal – fromberg-mt.gov (Expires December 31, 2017): To keep this domain name the    the cost will be $425.00 per year and $15.95 per month. Discussion held. Motion by Miller and seconded by Price to keep this domain name in place. Approved unanimously.

 

Resolution #474: A Resolution To Sell The Property Commonly Known As The “Barley Field”. Mayor Anderson read this resolution aloud. Discussion held. Motion by Miller and seconded by Price to approve Resolution #474 as read.  Nay by Nottingham. Three to one yes and one nay. Motion passed.

 

Old Business: Mayor Anderson said sending rate information into the state. Great West Engineering will be here for bid opening from contractors on wastewater system Thursday, November 9 at 2 PM  at Town Hall of Fromberg.

 

Next Regular Town Council Meeting Date: Monday, December 4, 2017 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.