City Council Minutes | August 13, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Mayor Schwarzbach called the meeting to order. Due to technical difficulties, the meeting was 10 minutes late in starting.
Council members present Colby Baumgarn. Present via Zoom were Darin Ray, Jon Sheehy and Rich Jespersen.
Staff Present: Tim LaBuda, PWD, Wendy Kleinsasser, clerk.
Public: Dennis Hale and Anne Denning
Approval of Meeting Minutes: Darin Ray moved to approve the July regular meeting minutes, The Pool meeting minutes and the executive session minutes. Rich Jespersen seconded. Motion passed.
Sheriff’s Report None
Pivot: Chauvet’s were able to get a second cutting of alfalfa; roughly 60 bales.
Pool Report: the pool manager, Leslie Gregory, was unable to attend the meeting but gave the clerk a list of things to present to the council for next year. The council approved the list and the items that need to be purchased will be include in the Lippard-Clawiter grant request. A letter requesting Bear Paw Development’s assistance in procuring funding for the new pool submitted to the council for approval. Rich Jespersen made the motion for the mayor to sing it; Colby Baumgarn seconded and the motion passed.
Public Comment: None
Bear Paw Development: The mayor reported on a meeting he and the clerk had earlier that day with Paul Tuss and Samantha Chagnon for BPD. In the future, if an organization wishes to have the town be a pass through for projects, the organization will be required to give monthly updates at a minimum.
Dennis Hale: Dennis is requesting the Town’s permission to request having a street light installed in the alley behind his house, between it and Yirsa”s. Yirsa’s sent a letter making the same request. The council approved the request and the clerk will contact NorthWestern Energy.
Rest Area/Dump: Public Works will get a bid from a plumbing company for upgrading the rest area bathrooms to hands free toilets and sinks. The mayor will talk to the current maintenance person about cleaning more frequently and whether he wishes to continue. An updated agreement will put together for both the rest area and the dump.
Pool Fundraising bank account: The council voted to open a separate bank account which will hold funds raised by the fundraising committee. The town will act as the fiduciary agent for the committee. Funds deposited in that account will be used solely for expenses for the new pool. As expenses are incurred, the committee will present them to the council for approval. This motion was made by Rich Jespersen and seconded by Colby Baumgarn. At the next council meeting, members of the committee will be finalized and approved by the council. Monthly presence at future council meetings will be required.
L-C grant: The clerk will submit a list of items needed at the pool to Lippard-Clawiter.
Resolution 2021-01, Bear Paw Development participation: Jon Sheehy moved to approve the resolution; Rich Jespersen seconded and the motion passed unanimously on a roll call voted.
Water Ordinance: The clerk is finalizing the list of inactive properties.
Committee Reports: None
Mayor Report: None.
Public Works: none
* The shut off list was distributed
* The correspondence was distributed.
Claims: Colby Baumgarn moved to accept the claims. Rich Jespersen seconded and the motion passed.
General Journal Voucher: Darin Ray moved to approve JV 2021-01, Jon Sheehy seconded; motion passed.
Any Business to be brought before the Council:
Rich Jespersen moved to adjourn. Colby Baumgarn seconded.
The Council went into executive session.