Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2016

Jan called the Council Meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.  A quorum was present.  Board members present were Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl, Jerry Kane, Bill Wagner, and Troy Watts. Also present – Lyndell Hall and City Attorney Mel Gilbert arrived shortly after the meeting started.

Lyndell Hall had asked to meet with Council about his water bill and to see if there was something that could be done about water pressure and flow when fire hydrants are opened down on Piper Road.  Lyndell is on a line that goes to his house and there is nobody else on the line.  He has had trouble several times in the past and would like to try to get something done, like a one-way check valve put in so there aren’t air pockets in the line to cause trouble.

After some discussion, Troy made a motion to adjust Lyndell’s water bill to $75 plus applicable taxes and have Frank and Charley investigate the possibility of a device that could be installed downstream at the beginning of Lyndell’s line to prevent the problems in the future.

Vote was unanimous.  Motion passed.

Attorney Mel Gilbert addressed the Board saying there was nothing new on any of the legal matters that he is working on.

Board proceeded into study session.

Mayor Lehmkuhl talked about the Employee Handbook.  She is retyping it in a format that can be easily amended as needed.  She stated that several sections did not read in a fashion that was direct and to the point as to what is expected and not allowed by City Employees.  She also said several sections were very hard to understand the true meaning that was intended and needed to be simplified.  She said she would have the Handbook done shortly and would get copies to Council members so they could voice their opinions on the different sections as Council works through them.

William Wagner made a motion to adjourn with Jerry Kane making the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.   Meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Troy Watts

Councilman