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Minutes - January 12, 2015 Newell Commissioner Meeting

TOWN OF NEWELL

COMMISSIONER MEETING

 

        JANUARY 12, 2015

 

 

 

The Town of Newell Commissioners met in a regular session at 1800 at City Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Wolff followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Roll Call: Finance Officer Parrow called the roll call; Commissioner Adams, Commissioner Howie, Commissioner Srstka, Commissioner Youngberg and Mayor Wolff

 

 

Adopt the Agenda: Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Youngberg; to adopt the 12 January, 2015 agenda.   All in favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 

Minutes: Motion by Commissioner Youngberg, 2nd by Commissioner Adams; to approve the minutes of the 8 December 2014 Commissioners Meeting.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

Minutes: Motion by Commissioner Youngberg, 2nd by Commissioner Adams; to approve the minutes of the 29 Special December 2014 Commissioners Meeting.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

Approving Bills: Motion by Commissioner Howie, 2nd by Commissioner Youngberg; to approve December bills.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

CLAIMS:   212-79 $214.00 SERVICES;ARMSTRONG EXTINGUISHER $331.00 SERVICES;ASCAP $335.00 DUES & FEES;BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS $169.82;CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING $281.83 GOODS;CARNEY SEAN $340.00 SERVICES; CITY OF NEWELL $1052.10 SERVICES;DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER $253.43 COPIER CONTRACT;DRUG SCREENING SERVICES LLC $75.00 SERVICES;EAGLE SALES $782.50; SERVICES;ENNING PROPANE $1476.00;FISHER BEVERAGE $174.60 GOODS;HD SUPPLY WATER WORKS $309.08 SUPPLIES;HOMESTEAD MAINTENANCE $265.31 SERVICE;JOHNSON BROS WESTERN $361.16 GOODS; MID CONTINENTTESTING LABS $59.60; NEWELL RANCH SUPPLY $702.64 GOODS; NEWELL SERVICE CENTER $162.72 SERVICES; SAND CREEK PRINTING $679.66 GOODS; SERVALL UNIFORM $158.74 GOODS;STOP N SHOP $561.79 GOODS; SWAN RON $1326.00 SERVICES;WARNE CHEMICAL & EQUIPMENT $47.75 GOODS;WELL PLUMBINGS $9.68 GOOD; WRCTC $748.68 SERVICES; GRAND TOTAL: $10703.49

 

 

Committee Reports: Finance Office: Finance Officer Parrow- Sheriff Office: Deputy Hunter- Liquor Store Bar Manager Barnes – Museum: Written report by Museum Curator Velder - Library: Written report by Librarian Kari – Fire Department: Fire Chief Piehl -Building Inspector/Ordinance Officer: No report -Public Works: Foremen Parker - Ambulance: Mike Keolker Motion by Commissioner Srstka, 2nd by Howie; to approve the committee reports.  All in favor.  Motion carried.  

 

 

Citizen’s Comments and Concerns:  Were heard and appreciated

 

 

Commissioners Comments and Concerns:  Were heard and appreciated

 

 

Marcia Bentley Mail box permit: Motion by Commissioner Youngberg, 2nd by Commissioner Adams; to approve a mail box located at the address of 317 3rd Street the residence of Marcia Bentley.  All in favor.  Motion carried.   

 

 

John Erk Mail box permit:  Motion by Commissioner Srstka, 2nd by Commissioner Adams; to deny mail box permit due to no curb and gutter.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

Water Meter – freezes, damages, cost etc:    Discussion was heard on ordinance on the water meters and who was responsible when they freeze and damages accrue.  Foreman Parker would like to add and update the old ordinance that the cost of the damages and labor and parts be paid before water can be turned back on or if that even has to be part of an ordinance.  Mayor Wolff would like to see what some other Towns do before changing our ordinance.  Foreman Parker and Finance Officer Parrow will check into other Towns.

 

 

Motion for the Town of Newell to consider supporting a local option additional penny of municipal sales tax, with the approval of our voters, for specific infrastructure projects:  Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Srstka; to adopt the following statement of support “The Town of Newell supports a local option additional penny of municipal sales tax, with the approval of our voters, for specific infrastructure projects.”  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 

Motion for 2015 Municipal Election Date:  Motion by Commissioner Srstka, 2nd by Commissioner Howie to approve April 14, 2015 to have our 2015 Municipal Election Date.  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 

Designation for Official Depository, Legal Publication, Attorney and Appointment of Finance Officer:  Motion by Commissioner Srstka, 2nd by Commissioner Howie; to approve First National Bank as the Town of Newell’s Official Depository, Butte County Post as the Town of Newell’s Legal Publication, John Frederickson as the Town of Newell’s Attorney and Jennifer Parrow as the Town of Newell’s Appointment of Finance Officer.  All in favor.   Motion carried. 

 

 

2015 Salaries:  Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Srstka; to approve the 2015 Salaries as follows; Alexander Sheree $8.90, Baker Clint $12.50, Barnes Barney $1327.11, Carney Jani $9.75, Flegel Debora $10.59, Garner Gail $8.50, Heidrich Bill $16.71, Kari Heather $9.79, Miller Sandy $8.50, Orr Stromie $8.50, Parker Lawrence $19.02, Parrow Jennifer $1310.50, Perry John $16.16, Tennis Tara $8.50, Velder Linda $11.30 and Library Subs $8.50.  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

 

 

2015 Fire Department Roster: Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Youngberg; to approve the 2015 fire department roster as follows; Bryan Culver, Kent Thornhill, Ed Culver, Robbie VanSickle, Andy Howie, Jeremiah Heath, Robert Newth, Verl Tifft, James Kari, Lawrence Parker, Don Tishmack, Mike Wolff, Clint Baker, Don Adams, Phillip Thornhill, Keith Baker, Mike Clausen, Scott Wince, Fred Lamphere, Tom Swan, Todd Williamson, Ben Piel, Kris Jones, Karen Baker. All in favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

Contract between Town of Newell and Sturgis Chiropractic for the use of the Clinic Building:  Mayor Wolff said he had been called by the Sturgis Chiropractic to see if we would lower the rent of the Clinic Building due to the fact that they only use it once a week.  The Mayor had some expenses of the clinic figured out for the Commissioners to take a look at on monthly bases to see what it took to run.  The Commissioners decided the Mayor should show the Chiropractic the monthly statement and let him know they think four hundred for the clinic building for rent is good.    

 

 

Adjourn Meeting:  Motion by Commissioner Adams, 2nd by Commissioner Youngberg; to adjourn the 12 January, 2015 regular Commissioners meeting at 1923 All in favor.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 9 AT 1800

 

 

 

Jennifer Parrow, Finance Officer

 

 

 

Published January 21 2015

 

 

 

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Jennifer Parrow, Finance Officer                                                                                 Mike Wolff, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Published once at the total approximate cost of $_______________