Council met in regular session with H. W. Ford presiding. Councilman Evan Stout, Scott Unruh, Myrna Walline, and George Andreas were present. Also present were Staci Curl, and Brantley Unruh.
Councilman Walline made a motion to accept the previous meeting minutes. Councilman Andreas seconded and motion passed. Councilman Walline made a motion to accept the reconcilement statement as presented. Councilman Andreas seconded and motion passed.
A financial statement was presented showing a balance of: $4,043,903.49.
— General $35.442.09
— Special Highway
Capital Improvement Water Fund $1,478.80
— Electric Fund
— Sewer Fund
— Sales Tax Fund
— Recreation Fund
— Bond & Interest
— Capital Project Fund $6,558.14
Councilman Walline made a motion to allow the bills. Councilman Andreas seconded and motion passed.
Council discussed the garage sales this weekend.
They stated there had been some concern about the dip on Cherry Street for out-of-town people not aware it was there.
Councilman Andreas made a motion to put “Dip” signs on both sides before the dip on the 200 block of Cherry Street.
Councilman Stout seconded and motion passed.
Councilman Walline made a motion to appoint Lori Tector City Clerk, Treva Norstrom City Treasurer, and Municipal Court Clerk. Hadley Sizemore as City Judge, Harry Weelborg as City Attorney,
Brent Boyer as City Prosecutor, and Staci curl Police Chief. Councilman Stout seconded and motion made.
Brantley gave his monthly report: He stated they got the new control at the water park in and is working good. Brantley stated the State had called and wanted water well No. 4 plugged. Councilman Andreas made a motion to accept the bid for $3,370.00 with Clarke Well and Equipment to plug well No. 4.
Councilman Unruh seconded and motion passed.
Brantley also stated they had fixed street lights, and Adam got his CDL.
Police Chief Curl gave her report: Councilman Walline made a motion to allow $200.00 to purchase trinkets for Empire Days.
Councilman Andreas seconded and motion passed.
She stated the decals for car will be put on Friday, and the speed sign she had ordered was on back order.
She also presented council with some ideas for a music ordinance. Council told her to have it put in a ordinance and present it at the next council meeting.
Lori gave her monthly report: She presented council with a draft for the spring letter to send out with the Consumer Confidence Report. Council approved the letter for mailing. She also stated it was time to start working on the 2019 Budget.
Under Old Business: Mayor Ford informed council there would be no land swap for the sewer plant. We will need to purchase all the acres needed for the sewer plant expansion.
Under New Business: Mayor for informed council of some over grown brush on Fourth Street.