July 13th, 2020

City of Grove City

Regular Council Meeting Agenda

 Monday, July 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:  June 8th, June 15th, 2020

C.  Claims Totaling $172,795.72; June Payroll $23,011.38

IV. Visitor Recognition and Public Comment

  1. Jean Hanson Variance
  2. Raulin Magnuson Variance
  3. Monica Garza/Brent Whitcomb
  4. Wellhead Protection Plan Public Input

V. Old Business

  1. Infrastructure Improvements Project
  2. South Grove
  3. Tractor at South Grove
  4. Other                                                                                                          

VI. New Business

  1. Bambie Whitcomb
  2. Campground Opening
  3. Late fees/shut offs
  4. Other

VII.   Council & Staff Reports

VIII.  Adjournment

GROVE CITY REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                              July 13th, 2020 @ 7:00PM     MEMBERS PRESENT- Martin, Halterman, Evenson, Peterka, Hudec                                ABSENT-None

AGENDA:  Council Member Halterman made a motion to approve the consent to agenda and the minutes from the June 8th and June 15th council meetings, and Council Member Hudec seconded the motion.  Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

VISITOR RECOGNITION AND PUBLIC COMMENT

 Jean Hanson applied for a variance to build a 6 foot fence in her backyard. There were no members of the public that opposed it. Peterka made a motion to approve the variance for Jean Hanson, Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

Raulin Magnuson had previously applied for a variance but withdrew his request.

OLD BUSINESS

WELLHEAD PROTECTION PLAN PUBLIC INPUT: No members of the public came to discuss the Wellhead Protection Plan for Grove City.

INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT: Clark relayed information from the lawyer in regards to the Infrastructure Improvements Project.

SOUTH GROVE: There have been numerous complaints regarding the tractor that is being parked in the South Grove garages. Mayor Martin made a motion to no longer allow tractors being parked inside the garages, Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. Mr. Hedtke agreed to not park his tractor in the garage anymore.

NEW BUSINESS

BAMBI WHITCOMB: Ms. Whitcomb had sent the city a bill in regards to her paying for and removing trees on her property. After council discussion, the council decided that due to Ms. Whitcomb not coming to the council to discuss the options for the tree removal, and the council’s belief that they were in fact her trees, council member Evenson made a motion to not pay her invoice that she submitted. Hudec seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor.

CAMPGROUND OPENING: Council member Hudec made a motion to open all campground sites excluding site 12 that has no water/sewer, Halterman seconded the motion. Motion carried with all members voting in favor. The bathrooms will remain closed, all campers needs to be self-contained, and no tents are allowed.

LATE FEES/SHUT OFF’S: The city had suspended all late fees and shut offs since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Late fees will be reinstated August 16th, and the city will be following the Cold Weather Rule in regards to electric customers not willing to pay their bill or set up payment plans.

STAFF

FIRE: The council informed fire and rescue that they can still fill pools for donations, but residents will need to pay for all water going into the pool. Going forward, anytime that fire or rescue fills a pool, they will need to submit the number of gallons and the resident that has the pool so they can be charged.

SHERIFF: Deputy Swisher stated that there were 41 calls last month. Swisher stated that he believes the individuals involved in the Windmill Park vandalism has been identified.

CLERK: Clark informed the council that she had applied for and was awarded a $2,500 grant for the rescue squad’s LUCAS chest compression device from the CenterPoint Energy Community Safety Grant. Clark presented the council with Grove City’s COVID-19 plan. The plan was adopted.

PUBLIC WORKS: Public Works supervisor Roering informed the council that the damage to the Windmill was a little over $400 from the vandalism.

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