Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

DECEMBER 19, 2016

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the Council meeting to order at 7:03 p.m on December 19, 2016 with Board Members present: Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig, Bill Wagner, and Troy Watts.

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl asked that the agenda be amended to include a discussion about a water bill with Lyndall Hall.  Deanna Monnig made a motion to accept the change in the agenda with William Wagner giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried. 

Mayor Lehmkuhl brought the Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Emergency and Disaster Response with Greene County to the Board for their consideration.  She stated the The City Attorney, Mel Gilbert, had already seen the agreement and had no problem with it.  The City usually enters into the agreement.  The City has similar agreements with surrounding towns for the same inter-City cooperation.

Jerry Kane made a motion to enter into the agreement with Deanna Monnig giving the second.

Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Lyndall Hall has come again to the Board regarding his water bill.  A diaphragm was blown out due to water pressure fluctuations from the City water service to his property.  The City has already made arrangements to make the necessary repairs to the water service on the City’s side of the water meter.  The request is to adjust his water bill as we did at the last meeting since the repairs weren’t made before the next meter reading. 

After some discussion, the City will adjust $79.62 off the bill of $227.37.  This will be the last time any adjustments will be made.

Mayor Lehmkuhl informed the Board that she had named Bill Dunfield City employee of the year.

Les Gardner stuck his head in the door and asked if the City had reached a decision on letting the Farmer’s Market vendors use the City lot on Main Street.  Jan informed him that the City wasn’t against them using the lot, but felt more thought should be put into moving to Main Street.  Council wonders if moving to Main Street would cut down the traffic going to the Market.  Maybe they should approach owners of some other places on the highway to keep the Market in a more visible location for better attendance.  Les said they would discuss the suggestion and get back with us. 

William Wagner made a motion to adjourn with Jerry Kane making the second at 8:06 p.m..  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Troy Watts, Aldermen