January 13th

City of Grove City 

Regular Council Meeting Agenda

Monday, January 13th, 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:  December 9th, 2019

C.  Claims Totaling $182,148.07; December Payroll $52,966.50

IV. Visitor Recognition and Public Comment

V. Old Business

  1. Infrastructure Improvements Project
  2. Dale Pautzke
  3. Other                                                                                                          

VI. New Business

  1. Resolution 2020-1-Official Appointments & Meeting Dates
  2. Resolution 2020-2-Access to Checking & Savings Account
  3. Resolution 2020-3- Appointment of Election Judges
  4. Fee Schedule
  5. Windmill Days
  6. Wages for Mayor Martin
  7. Other

VII.   Council & Staff Reports

VIII.  Adjournment

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                                                   January 13th, 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 December 9th, 2019 council meeting. Peterka seconded the motion. Motion carried with all council members voting in favor.

VISITOR RECOGNITION

OLD BUSINESS

DALE PAUTZKE

Stephanie Pautzke came to the council meeting to discuss the previous water usage issues. Their meter has been over reading for quite some time. The council agreed that based on the water usage records, the meter issue started at the end of 2015. At a previous meeting, it was agreed upon by both council and the Pautzke’s that the clerk’s office would use a 6 month average with using the newest meter. The six months has surpassed, and Deputy Clerk Ransom presented her figures, showing the Pautke’s would be owed $16,308.60. The council asked Stephanie to come to the next council meeting as to the figures and amounts are acceptable to them.

PARKING SIGNS BY BANK

Mayor Martin rescinded a motion that gave the bank approval to place parking signs along the street. Peterka seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLUTION 2020-1 Official Appointments & Meeting Dates: Council member Peterka made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-1 which designates the Official Appointments and Meeting Dates for 2020. Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

RESOLUTION 2020-2: Access to Checking & Savings Account: Council member Hudec made a motion to approve access to the checking and savings account of the city. Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

RESOLUTION 2020-3 Appointment of Election Judges: Council member Halterman made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-3, which designates Lacey Clark, Chris Ransom, Melissa Drange, Robin Puckett, and William Houselog as election judges for the 2020 Elections. Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

FEE SCHEDULE: Council member Halterman made a motion to approve the 2020 Fee Schedule. The only increase in the fees was the monthly camping fee, which went from $400 a month to $500. Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

WINDMILL DAYS: Clark spoke as the representative for the Grove City Windmill Days Committee. She presented the council with their annual revenue/expenditure reports. Council member Peterka made a motion to approve having Grove City Windmill Days on the first weekend in June. Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. Grove City Windmill Days will be held on June 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2020.

WAGES FOR MAYOR MARTIN: Mayor Martin has been volunteering his time helping Public Works Supervisor Roering as needed. Clark assured the council that as long as it’s a temporary position, it is not a conflict of interest for Martin to be an on call employee as well as Mayor. Halterman made a motion to approve a wage of $15/hour for when Mayor Martin is needed, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with Hudec, Peterka, Evenson, and Halterman voting in favor, Mayor Martin abstained.

STAFF

SHERIFF: There were 43 calls for December, 2019. The council inquired about some of the various calls that happened during the month.

CLERK: City Clerk Clark informed the council that the annual MCFOA conference would be in March and she would like to attend. Mayor Martin made a motion to send Clark to the conference, Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. Clark also asked the council for approval to purchase 2 new Christmas decorations for the light poles. Martin made a motion to approve purchasing 2 new decorations, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

PUBLIC WORKS

Supervisor Roering asked for permission to attend a water conference in March and to take the exam for his Class D Water License. Halterman made a motion to send Roering to the conference, Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. Roering also informed the council he was getting bids to replace a few light fixtures at South Grove. Peterka made a motion to replace the light fixtures, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. Roering will go with the lowest bid. Roering also informed the council of some well work that needs to be done. Hudec made a motion to approve the pipe work on the well, Peterka seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

HALTERMAN: Council member Halterman presented the council with some information he had found on solar power and solar panels.

HUDEC: Council member Hudec inquired about attending a training conference for newly elected officials. Peterka made a motion to approve Hudec going to the conference, Evenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

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