REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING-DRAFT ONLY
July 26, 2005
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Michael Echanove called the Council Meeting to order at 7:05PM
ROLL CALL: Council members present were: John Sell, Linda Dillard, Steve McGehee, Late arrival 7:08-Rick Wekenman and Norm Schorzman. Absent were Dave Willmore and Jeff Snook. Also present were: Byron Hodges, Public Works Superintendent; Bev Pearce, Deputy Clerk; Officer Terry Snead; Darcie Bagott; Thinh Nguyen
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Steve McGehee MOVED to approve the corrected minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of July 12, 2005. John Sell seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.
OPEN FORUM :
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT : Byron Hodges submitted written report
Byron added to his report that the South Hill Street project is progressing. Walter has been working on cutting tree branches on the South River Road. The Sweeper is working well after the repairs.
POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT: Officer Snead
Officer Snead reported that the city has been relatively quiet since the last council meeting. He has performed several traffic stops, with verbal warnings. Two previous citations were processed. Officer Snead spent several days going through and destroying ten years of evidence. Officer Snead asks the council if they had any suggestions in regards to refrigerated semi-trucks, he had received on complaint. Council Member Wekenman told Officer Snead that these trucks can park down on Spokane Street behind the grain elevators.
No new business
Council Member Wekenman reported that there was no quorum at the last JFB meeting. Annie Pillars has begun the paperwork for the Six Year EMS Levy that will be on the November ballot. The Mayor asks that this discussion be put on the next agenda.
BUILDING INSPECTOR: Dan Gladwill
Dan reported that there are permits for one stick frame home, a final on a mobile home, full barn and a reroof. The mayor discussed the Green-Kent’s property on Beach Street. Council Member Wekenman stated that there seems to be little progress and the deadline has long passed. The Mayor said that he would call the Green-Kent’s after council to see what is going on.
Byron asked the Mayor if a late comer’s agreement for sewer had been drawn up yet. The Mayor said no and asks the council if they want the city attorney to proceed with the agreement. Council gave permission for the city attorney to proceed.
STREETS & SIDEWALKS: Linda Dillard
Council Member Dillard had no report, the Mayor told Dillard that with the purchase of the railroad property on West Main Street, a new sidewalk will be in order.
FINANCE, PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT : Norm Schorzman
PARKS, CEMETERY & BUILDINGS : John Sell
PERSONNEL & POOL : Jeff Snook
POLICY & ADMINISTRATION : Steve McGehee
Burn ordinance and facility use policy will be discussed at the next council meeting.
WATER & SEWER : David Willmore
POLICE, FIRE & SAFETY : Rick Wekenman
Council Member Wekenman stated that two of the three candidates have withdrawn and the third candidate is difficult to reach, but has left messages with Rick indicating that he would like to come to Palouse the first week in August.
MAYOR’S REPORT :
The Mayor had no report
There were no bills to be approved at this council meeting.
ADJOURN Steve McGehee MOVED to adjourn. John Sell seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. The council meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.