City Council Minutes | February 12, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Big Sandy City Hall at 115 Johannes Ave Big Sandy, MT 59520
Mayor Schwarzbach called the meeting to order.
Council members present Rich Jespersen, Jon Sheehy, Darin Ray and Colby Baumgarn.
Staff Present: Tim LaBuda, PWD, Wendy Kleinsasser, clerk, Larry Geyer, PW
Public: Lorrie Merrill, Lisa Moisey, Dennis Hale and Shane Dan Richardson.
Approval of Meeting Minutes: Colby Baumgarn moved to approve the January meeting minutes. Darin Ray seconded; motion passed.
Sheriff’s Report None.
Public Comment: None
Pivot: Shaud will try to set up a meeting with Shane Chauvet. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. on February 20. Nothing has been voted on as to compensation for Chauvets. The Town’s attorney’s opinion is that the original agreement should be followed. Testing must be done and the mayor will contact 406 Agronomy.
Storm Drain PER: An information public meeting is scheduled for March 12 at 7:00 p.m. At that time the PER will be presented to the public as well as the Environmental Assessment. Another public hearing will be scheduled to pass the resolution to apply for grant funds and adopt an updated CIP. The date for that hearing will be determined at the March 5th council meeting. Various funding sources were discussed.
Bear Paw Development:
Walking Trail: The grant application to RTP (Recreational Trail Program) has been submitted.
Time clock for pool: Colby Baumgarn moved to approve the purchase of a time clock for the pool. Rich Jespersen seconded, motion passed.
Agriculture use building on Johannes Ave: The council would like more details.
Census Boundary Map: No changes to the town’s boundaries.
Resolution 2020-13: John Sheehy moved to approve the resolution. Darin Ray seconded; the motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Resolution 2020-14: Colby Baumgarn moved to approve the resolution. Rich Jespersen seconded and the motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Resolution 2020-15: Rich Jespersen moved to approve. Colby Baumgarn seconded and the motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
Moving the Town’s banking to First Bank of Montana: Jon Sheehy moved that the town move its bank accounts from Wells Fargo to First Bank of Montana, keeping the current signers in place. This may be subject to change when committee assignments and the council president position is determined.
Water Ordinance: A work session is planned for February 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming: Jessica Dooley spoke to the mayor about using the park during Homecoming for a cornhole tournament to raise funds for the medical center. They plan to sell alcohol. They will be required to have the proper liability coverage.
Committee Reports: None
Mayor Report: None
Public Works: None
* The shut off list was distributed
* The correspondence was distributed.
Claims: Darin Ray moved to accept the claims. Jon Sheehy seconded and the motion passed.
General Journal Voucher: Colby Baumgarn moved to approve JV 2020-07, Rich Jespersen seconded; motion passed.
Any Business to be brought before the Council: There will be an adjustment on a water bill. The owner was required to leave water running during the water project in October of 2018 and would like an adjustment to his bill.
Rich Jespersen moved to adjourn. Jon Sheehy seconded. Motion passed.