August 10th 2020

City of Grove City Regular Council Meeting Agenda   Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.    

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Call the Meeting or Order

III. Consent to Agenda

A.  Agenda                          

B.  Minutes of the following City Council Meetings:  July 13th, 2020

C.  Claims Totaling $171,997.94; July Payroll $19,635.13

IV. Visitor Recognition and Public Comment

V. Old Business

  1. Infrastructure Improvements Project
  2. Welcome to Grove City Sign
  3. Other                                                                                                          

VI. New Business

  1. CARES Funding
  2. South Grove
  3. Other

VII.   Council & Staff Reports

VIII.  Adjournment

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                        

August 10th, 2020 @ 7:00PM

MEMBERS PRESENT- Martin, Halterman, Evenson, Peterka, Hudec  ABSENT-None

AGENDA:  Council Member Hudec made a motion to approve the consent to agenda and the minutes from the July 13th, 2020 council meeting, and Council Member Peterka seconded the motion.  Motion carried with all members voting in favor.


 Bambi Whitcomb came to the council meeting to discuss a bill that she had sent the city after she removed trees from her property. She stated that numerous people informed her that they were city trees. The council stated that she had never brought the issue up to the clerk or to the council, and had they been previously informed about the trees before she removed them herself, they would have been willing to work with her to determine who the trees belonged to and how to proceed. The council believes that the trees were not in the city’s right of way, and they were on her property therefore, her responsibility. As decided at the previous meeting, the city will not be paying her submitted invoice.


INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT: Clark informed the council that the attorney would like to set up a closed meeting to discuss the litigation for the project. A special meeting will be held on August 28th, 2020 at 10 am to discuss the litigation.

WELCOME TO GROVE CITY SIGN: Mayor Martin informed the council that he had looked into adding the ACGC state championship wins to the Welcome to Grove City sign. He received an estimate for $975 from Jason McCoy, and informed the council that there was a $500 pledge to put towards the cost. Hudec made a motion to approve adding to the sign, Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.


CARES FUNDING: Council member Halterman made a motion to approve giving $5,000 of the city’s CARES ACT Funds to ACGC schools to help purchase internet hotspots for students to be able to check out and use during the school year. Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

SOUTH GROVE: Clark informed the council that she was still working on filling the vacancy at South Grove. Clark also informed the council that she had received notice from Trudy Heining that she would no longer be able to clean South Grove. Council decided to offer Linda Nelson the extra cleaning hours first, and then if she declines, Clark would post a job opening to clean South Grove. In the meantime, Javier will continue to clean.


SHERIFF: Deputy Swisher stated that there were 47 calls last month. The contract with the Meeker County Sheriff Department will be coming up for negotiation at the end of the year.

CLERK: Clark asked the council about renting out the community center and the gym at South Grove for holiday reservations. The council decided that until the pandemic is over, the city will not be renting out either one. Clark will reach out to the ones with reservations already and inform them they may need to make other plans for the 2020 Holiday season.

PUBLIC WORKS: Public Works supervisor Roering informed the council that the water tower was scheduled for a clean out, and there was talk that a crew member from the cleaning company had tested positive for COVID. Mayor Martin drafted a letter that he is going to give to the water tower cleaning company assuring the City that all employees working on the tower are healthy. * The virus that causes COVID-19 has not been detected in treated drinking water. Water treatment plants use filters and disinfectants to remove or kill germs, like the virus that causes COVID-19. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates water treatment plants to ensure that treated water is safe to drink. Currently, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people by drinking treated water. COVID-19 is spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. You can continue to use and drink water from your tap as usual.* Taken from the CDC website.

The council would like to thank all residents for their hard work and efforts in cleaning up and maintaining our beautiful city, it has been noticed and appreciated!

ADJOURNMENT Council member Peterka made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Hudec seconded the motion.  Motion carried with all members voting in favor.