Regular City Council Meeting Held
May 8, 2018
In attendance: Steve Fiene, Steve Schurtter, Jesse Olson, Casey Levra, Gerry Nasi, Ken Challis, Wes Nasi, Rick Swartz
Meeting called to order at 5:30 P.M. by Mayor Erik Guenard.
Roll Call: Berglund-Present, Maslanka-Present, Leoni-Present, Levra- Present.
It was attested by the Clerk that the Agenda had been posted at the City Hall, Montreal and Gile Post Office, the two local radio stations, City of Montreal Website, Iron County Miner.
Motion by Maslanka, supported Leoni to approve the Agenda as written. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Motion by Leoni, supported by Levra to approve the Minutes for the Regular Monthly Meeting of April 17, 2018 and the Reorganizational Meeting of the same date. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Motion by Maslanka, supported by Leoni to approve the April Financial Statement. Motion Carried. All Ayes
Cash on Hand April 1, 2018 139,966.26
Cash on Hand May 1, 2018 124,254.38
Discussion was held on the Cross Connection Inspection Program and the Proposal with Hydro-Corp. Motion by Leoni, supported by Maslanka to enter into a one year agreement with Hydro-corp at $10,572.00 which includes development of the plan, 27 Commercial Inspections, 57 Residential Inspections, and all other related services related to the Cross Connection Control Services. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Motion by Maslanka, supported by Levra to enter into the Contract presented by Beacon Ambulance for Ambulance Service to the City of Montreal for a one year term with two payments in the amount of $7,464.75 due by July 31, 2018. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Proposals for the purchase of a new computer for the Public Works Department were looked at. There were proposals from Ink RX, Computer Doctors and CDW-G with the Computer Doctors coming in at the lowest cost of $1,067.00. Motion by Leoni, supported by Levra to purchase a computer from Computer Doctors at the cost of $1,067.00. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Motion by Maslanka, supported by Leoni to hire Wes Nasi as Building Inspector for the months of May through October. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Item #12 was tabled until the June Meeting.
Discussion was held on Spring Cleanup with the date of May 14 being set and running till mid-June.
Discussion on hiring summer help was had. The clerk was directed to put an ad in the Iron County Miner and on the City of Montreal Website.
Motion by Maslanka, supported by Leoni to purchase stickers and envelopes at the minimum amount for the Gile Park Boat Launch fees. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Discussion was held on the LRIP Grant funding. This will need to be put out on bids and there was questions as to whether two projects could be done with the funding the City has received. There were also questions as to whether the City could leave out ditching. Motion by Maslanka, supported by Leoni to have Wayne Berglund speak with Gary Morzenti to see what would be feasible and then put it out for the bidding process. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Motion by Levra, supported by Maslanka to allow the Clerk to send electronic Packets to the Council for their meeting information. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
Gerry Nasi came to the Council with a request for a Variance for an accessory building on property he has. The Property is ½ mile outside of town. There is no power or water on the property. Motion by Levra, supported by Leoni to grant a Variance to Gerry Nasi for said property to erect an accessory building. Motion Carried. All Ayes.
FOREMAN REPORT-There has been several plugged sewers and water breaks in the last month. The disinfection basin has been going and daily tests are being done. Councilmember Maslanka asked Olson if the signs put in Gile (No Parking) were permanent or did someone take them down. Olson indicated the City Crew had taken them down. This will be an agenda item for the next meeting as Maslanka feels it is a safety issue and the signs should stay up.
Ken Challis-he had requested his water be shut off 3 years ago and it never was and he had a break in his basement and had to call the crew out at 11:00 PM. He was told that it couldn’t be turned off and was upset that it hadn’t been. Per PSC, the meter can be removed and there will be no additional charges until it is turned back on with a charge for turn on. The crew will be cleaning out the shut off valve.
Maslanka-Update on CHEMS program. She has spoken with Tana Osterman from the County and Lori Genisot, Office Assistant and Genisot has been trained on a good portion of the program which she will continue with training.
Resident Ross Leinon would like to do some fund raising to put up a permanent Basketball hoop at the Park on Ohio Ave.
Recognition to Dale Wicklund and Cookie Laguna for their help at the Park and getting the dock all set. There are a couple of things that still need to be purchased and the Council agreed to let them go forward with purchasing what they need.
Mayor spent the morning with the Public Works employees and thanked them for their time.
Comment on Sander truck which should be disposed of as Surplus City property. He would like to see the funds from the sale reinvested for additional equipment, maintenance for the PW Department.
Motion by Leoni, supported by Maslanka to adjourn meeting.
Respectfully submitted by,