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Monday, October 3, 2016

7:00 PM

 

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

 

Review and Adopt Agenda: Mayor Anderson suggested to move agenda item #10 Bond Council Proposal From Jackson Murdo & Grant, P.C. up on the agenda above agenda item # 9 Great West Engineering – Jackie Kuhl – Interim Financing Application For Rural Development Loan – Intercap. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Price to approve this change on the agenda. Approved unanimously. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Price to accept the agenda with changes. Approved unanimously.

 

Minutes: Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to accept the minutes of the Regular Town Council Meeting of September 12, 2016. Approved unanimously. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to accept the minutes of the Special Town Council Meeting of September 27, 2016. Approved unanimously.

 

Bills: Nottingham had question for Chief Dawson regarding overtime on his time sheet. Answer from Dawson was for call out.  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, statement of expenditure budget vs actual and statement of revenue budget vs actual as reports. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Miller to accept the clerk report as presented. Approved unanimously.

 

Public works report by Mike Ventling: Discussion held on ball field winterized, meter reading system getting worse, meters going dead should be under warranty and Ventling will check on this. Discussion held on meter reading system. Discussion held on grader injection pump to  be rebuilt costing between $1900.00 to  $2400.00 and  injectors need rebuilt (4 cylinder) at approximately $100.00 each. Kevin Rysavy would take to Billings and they would send it to Idaho or California. Ventling looking into shipping to them directly and will check on pricing. Motion by Price and seconded by Miller to accept PWD report and to approve the repair on the grader with injectors and pump. Approved unanimously.

 

Police report by Chief Ralph Dawson: Discussion held on vandalism/slashed tires, six agency assists, unfounded domestic issues, child protection services, disorderly, warrants, kids on street after dark no violation of curfew, prescription drug drop off for disposal as Bridger Clinic will not accept, report of panhandling from neighbors, complaint of junk around Samm's Automotive cleaned up, speeding violation, parking warnings, Tomahawk had automobile parked in lot several days on their private property plates were run and unsafe operation of a vehicle elderly male suspended license. Discussion on trainings attended and upcoming trainings. Turned in purchase order for practice ammo $25. for September. Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to accept police report and the purchase of practice ammo in the amount of $25. Approved unanimously.

Zoning Committee:  Annette Anderson said one pending.

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Bond Council Proposal From Jackson Murdo & Grant, P.C.: Discussion held on Bond Council Proposal for Town of Fromberg water and wastewater projects. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Price to hire Jackson Murdo & Grant, P.C. Attorneys to be Bond Council. Approved unanimously.

 

Great West Engineering – Jackie Kuhl – Interim Financing Application For Rural Development Loan – Intercap: Discussion held. Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to accept this application for the wastewater project. Approved unanimously.

 

Great West Engineering Wastewater Contract: Discussion held on this wastewater contract. Motion by Perkins and seconded by Miller to approve Mayor Richard Anderson to sign this contract. Approved unanimously.

 

Resolution # 462 – Rural Development Loan: Mayor Anderson read this resolution aloud. Motion by Nottingham and seconded by Perkins to accept this resolution with Mayor listed on line 17 to be responsible. The vote was four yeas. Approved unanimously.

 

Rural Development Grant Agreement: Discussion held. Motion by Price and seconded by Nottingham to approve this agreement. Approved unanimously.

 

Old Business: None.

 

Public Comment: (For those items NOT on the agenda): Marge Taylor asked about police commission start up. Nottingham said getting in order to present to attorney. Marge Taylor asked if there is a global positioning system (GPS) on the police car. Answer is no. Discussion held. Randy Wike asked about acronyms used on grants and in police report. Mayor Anderson gave explanations. Discussion on police car mileage, handicapped ramps and employee parking.

 

Next Regular Town Council Meeting Date: Monday, November 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall of Fromberg. Public Hearing October 17 6:30 PM.

 

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