October 12, 2009
October City Council Meeting
By Peggy Schlichter
Mr. Sherman was not present for the meeting.
This was a nice short meeting with minimal discussion points. All items were approved as listed.
The Hotel/Motel Tax Committee discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
The council donated $500. to the “Trees Please” Program.
The Utility Bill for the work done on the new city building was settled for the original estimate price of around $26 k. The council approved the payment minus the tax that was on the bill.
The underground electrical work to the new waste water treatment plant will be done by the city utility for a cost of approximately $50k. The estimate received from the construction contractor was $99 k.
Police – The effect date of Officer Baird’s “no notice” resignation was September 25th. Sgt Larsen was called back off of leave to assist in coverage.
There have been a couple of applicants for the open police positions. Only Martin Miller is being considered but no decision will be made until the background check comes back. He was here previously and resigned on good terms. He has now completed his police science degree. If hired, he will still have to attend the police academy.