December 13, 2021

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING​​Monday, December 13th, 2021

MEMBERS PRESENT- Halterman, Evenson, McCoy and Lokken​​

ABSENT Hudec

AGENDA: Council Member Evenson made a motion to accept the agenda as written. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

TRUTH N TAXATION

Resolution 2021-14:  Approving 2022 Budget: Council Member McCoy made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-14: Approving 2022 Budget. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

Resolution 2021-15: Approving 2022 Tax Levy: Back in September the council had voted on a preliminary Tax Levy increase of 5%. With further discussion Council Member Evenson made a motion to increase the 2022 Tax Levy by 2% from the 2021 Finalized Tax Levy. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

OLD BUSINESS:

City of Grove City Land/Ground Rental Agreement: Council Member Evenson made a motion to accept the City of Grove City Land/Ground Rental Agreement pending approval from the City Attorney and any recommended corrections. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

DEED GRANT: Hunter Robinson with Development Services Inc. presented the final documents for approval and signatures for the City of Grove City Rehabilitation Grant. • Council Member McCoy made a motion to accept Certificate of Categorical Exclusion Environmental Activities for SCDP Funded Projects. Council Member Lokken seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.• Council Member McCoy made a motion to accept the Broad-Level Tiered Environmental Review for Activity/Project that is Categorically Excluded Subject to Section 58.5. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. • Robinson stated that Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funding must be posted at City hall for a minimum of 10 days to allow all residents of the city to come in and read the notice​ Council Member Evenson made a motion to accept the Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funding: Small Cities Development Program. Council Member Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. • Robinson presented Resolution: Adopting Small Cities Development Grant Plans & Documents, which include documents, Certification for a Drug-Free Workplace, Excessive Force Policy, Residential Anti-Displacement & Relocation Assistance Plan, Program Income Plan, Section 3 and Women or Minority-Owned Business Plan, Fair Housing Plan, Procurement Standards, and Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report. Council Member McCoy made a motion to accept the Resolution presented by Robinson. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all voting in favor. • Council Member Lokken made a motion to accept the Request for Release of Funds and Certificates. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. • Council Member Evenson made a motion to accept the Grant Administration Service Agreement. Council Member McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. • Council Member McCoy made a motion to accept the Rental and Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines & Policies. Council Member Lokken seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Building Permit: Clerk Kalkbrenner brought to the council a building permit for Scott and Tracy Swanson. Scott and Tracy are requesting a permit for temporary ramp. Darrel, Scott’s father is the one that brought the permit in and built the ramp. Darrel came to the City Office with a drawing and the ADA Guidelines that he followed when he built the ramp as he was unaware that he would need a permit. Kalkbrenner discussed with the council the reasoning (also stated in a letter from the applicants) for the temporary ramp and that it is currently on City right of way.  Council discussed that the ramp will be able to stay where it is given that it meets county and city ordinances and regulations. The ramp also, will be allowed to stay on City right of way for 6 months and then will have to be moved/replaced by a permanent ramp if needed. Kalkbrenner stated she would reach out to Darrel and have a conditional use permit with all the stipulations for the temporary ramp written up for Darrel to sign.  

STAFF REPPORTS / COUNCIL:

Fire: Got their FEMA Grant submitted

Sheriff: Officer Steve Bonnick presented the sheriff’s report on behalf of Deputy Swisher. Bonnick presented 34 calls to the council.  

Public Works: Public Works supervisor Roering presented three bids for lawn mowers to replace the old mower for public works. Roering had Harvey test drive a John Deere and a Toro and was not able to get a Kubota over for Harvey to test before the end of the season. Roering expressed that Harvey stated the Toro rides better and does better for the area that he mows. Council Member Halterman made a motion to purchase a new Toro mower for Parks up to $10,900. Council Member Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with Council Members Evenson, Halterman and Lokken voting in favor. Council Member McCoy opposed.

Roering brought to the council that someone cut off one of the “No Snowmobiling” signs down at the old football field. A day or two later someone cut the bolts to the second sign. Roering is asking the council if he should order signs again as they were stolen last year as well. The council discussed that maybe we should put a fine sign along with the “No Snowmobiling”. Council Member Evenson made a motion to purchase new signs with additional sign stating $500 fine. Council Member Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with Council Members Evenson, Halterman and Lokken voting in favor. Council Member McCoy opposed.

Roering was approached by Matt at the Fiberglass plant. Asking if he could us the alley between Ranulfo and the Fiberglass plant to have semis use the alley to deliver product. The council found no reason that a semi could use the alley. 

Roering presented to the council that there was a person that stopped and plugged his electric car in to one of our ports in at the campground and dropped some money in the drop box at the City Office based on an app that they found online. Roering pulled all meters he could and put paddle locks on all other meters that could not be pulled. 

Lokken: Council Member Lokken brought to the council that she had been approached about bringing some activities into the Community Center again to try and bring some more money in to the City. Bingo, meat raffles, comedies and etc. as well as updating the Community Center space with fresh colors and furnishings. 

ADJOURNMENT: Council Member Evenson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Council Member Lokken seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. 

UNAPPROVED