CITY COUNCIL MEETING

January 7, 2019

5:15 P.M.

 

The city council met in regular session with the following present:  Mayor Jack E. Rowden; Councilmen

Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford, Jason Teeter, and Frankie Thomas.  Absent: Councilman Dean Banker.

 

Others present were City Clerk Carrie L. Baeza, City Inspector Josh Grubbs, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, and Ruthie Winget.

 

Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.

 

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to approve the minutes of December 10, 2018 and December 26, 2018 as mailed.  Motion carried.

 

Each member of the governing body was provided a copy of Municipal Judge Paula Sosa’s report for the month of December, showing seven new cases brought before the court and $4,117.00 remitted to the city.  Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

 

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs provided his monthly activities report.

 

STREET

The city inspector informed the council that the General Contractor for the Casey’s General Store has requested to block off the alley directly to the east of the construction site to better serve the needs of the construction.  After discussion with Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, that the general contractor be allowed to block off of the alley during the construction phase as long as the city has access if needed.  Motion Carried.

 

LICENSES

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Seconded by Dan Corpening, that a cereal malt beverage license for the remainder of calendar year 2019 be approved for Los Agaves Bar and Grill at 518 S. Main for consumption on the premises and to Casey’s General Store at 1034 S. Main for purchase and take off of premises.  Motion carried.

 

STREET

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke presented the council with an engineer estimate for the water project on Polk Street from 1st Street to 11th.  After much discussion, Paul was instructed by the council to get a cost estimate for the projects on Polk Street, Monroe Street, and Harrison Street.  City Clerk Carrie Baeza was instructed to start the preliminary work on acquiring a bond for the increased scope of the project.

 

 

ELECTRIC

Electric and Parks Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden asked the council if they would be interested in the tie-line to the South Power Plant.  This would ensure that any future development in the East Industrial Park can be handled on the distribution lines an.  He was instructed by the council to acquire bids for the work.

 

ELECTRIC

Electric and Parks Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden informed the council that starters on the fans at the power plant will need to be replaced.  Gary has spoken with Mid-States on the price to replace the starters.  He was given an estimate of $21,000 plus tax.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to order the new starters.  Motion carried.

 

Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that Appropriation Ordinance No. 2118 be passed.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.