Mayor Jungar called the meeting to order, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Council Member Vicki Flemetis moved to approve the minutes of February 4, 2013, the Agenda and the Consent Agenda for tonight’s meeting. Council Member Ray Robinson seconded the motion and it carried with the following vote: Ayes: V. Flemetis, R. Flemetis, R. Robinson, Wm. I. Farrell, B. Sovereign; Absent: D. Roberts, J. Dunsmoor; Nays: None; Abstain: None.
CLAIMS No. 49203 through No. 49212 $539,347.01
and No. 49247 through 49301
PAYROLL No. 49213 through No. 49246 $154,035.47
Clerk-Treasurer Gilleland reported no communications received.
ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC NOT ON THE AGENDA
Chief Strozyk introduced Jon Gerow and Nick Patrick. Jon has just been hired to fill a vacancy in the Fire Department. Nick is currently a volunteer but has passed the physical test, will probably pass the background check, and will be hired to fill the other vacancy in the department. Council congratulated both and welcomed them.
Carl Anderson addressed the Council, stating that he would like to open a “Buy Back Center” business in town. This type of center is not just recycling materials. The best location is a building at the Port but the Port has refused to allow it. Chief Spoor stated that there is a lot of criminal activity associated with that type of business. Mr. Anderson replied that he takes precautions against criminal activity and it has worked well in other locations. Some discussion followed. Mayor Jungar stated he would call Rebecca at the Port to get more information and suggested Mr. Anderson come to the next Council meeting.
Todd Stephens stated that there was an abandoned waterline easement on his property at 633 Jackson and requested information as to how to get the easement vacated. He was advised to talk to Scott in the Public Works office. He also asked about the shed on the property. Public Works Director Parsons stated there were going to move it if possible. Public Works Director Parsons then announced that Todd was now an employee of the City as a Class III Wastewater Plant Operator.
PARKING PERMIT: 726 MAY STREET
Public Works Director Parsons provided background information contained in a Memo from the Planning Commission regarding an Overweight Vehicle Parking Permit request for 726 May Street. The Planning Commission recommends approving the permit with conditions. By motion of Council Members Vicki Flemetis and Ray Robinson, the Council approved the permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion carried with all members present voting aye.
Council Member Ian Farrell asked if the City had a limit as to how many of these types of permits may be issued and, if not, should the City adopt a limit. After some discussion, the Mayor suggested that Public Works give some thought to the issue.
Mayor Jungar handed out a list of recommended Council Committees for 2013. He pointed out it is the same as 2012 except that a representative needs to be appointed to the RWCC because Todd Stephens has been hired as an employee. Mayor Jungar asked if Council Member Ray Robinson might be interested. Some discussion followed. By motion of Council Members Randy Flemetis and Vicki Flemetis, the Council Committees as proposed by Mayor Jungar was approved with the addition of Ray Robinson to the RWCC. The motion carried with all members present voting aye.
DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
Fire Chief Strozyk announced that there would be a Chili Feed tomorrow at 5 PM at the Elks to benefit tower climbers. This year there will be five from our department – Raela McVey, Nick Patrick, Will Ariss, Casey Clifton, and Caitlyn Burbank.
Police Chief Chuck Spoor thanked Council for approving the purchase of an admin car. He purchased a 2006 Expedition for $10,000. The installation of additional equipment would be within the approved budget of $15,000.
Public Works Director M. Dean Parsons reported that the City would be retaining Materials Testing for the required testing during the Water Plant project.
City Attorney Will Penoyar reported he had sent a draft garage sale ordinance to staff and was wondering if they received it. City Clerk Gilleland stated she didn’t recall but would check her emails for next meeting.
Mayor Jungar reported he had nothing to report.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by motion of Council Members Vicki Flemetis and Ray Robinson.