Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

JULY 20, 2015

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on July 20, 2015

Board members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Jerry Kane, Sharon Anderson and Diana Simpson, Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk, Deborah Cox and Officer Brian Swearengin.  Attorney Mel Gilbert came in later.

A request for City Liquor License was presented for review by the “New Store”.  Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Sharon Anderson to table this decision since the owner was not present and has not submitted all of the required paper work including the sales tax information.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Mayor Lehmkuhl presented three Statement of Qualifications for Engineering Services; Horner & Shifrin, Olsson Associates, and Integrity Engineering, Inc.  After discussion and reviewing presented documents, the decision was made to have the Public Works employees evaluate the statements and report back with a recommendation.

Mayor Lehmkuhl acknowledged the letter of retirement submitted by Police Chief Russ Essary.  He will be retiring effective July 30, 2015.  The Board wished him well in his next phase of life.

The Code Enforcement Committee was then discussed.  Sharon Anderson, a committee member, stated that they have not had adequate meetings to accomplish what was intended when the committee was formed. The suggestion was made to bring this back to the Board and work on it in study sessions.   The Board of Aldermen all agreed on this recommendation. 

Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to pay the bills after they are reviewed and signed. Vote taken.  Unanimous.

Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to go into closed session to discuss personnel and possible litigation at 7:55 p.m.

Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Diana Simpson to go back into regular meeting at 8:28 p.m.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Mayor Lehmkuhl called the meeting back to order with Jerry Kane, Diana Simpson, Sharon Anderson and Troy Watts and Attorney Mel Gilbert.

Mayor Lehmkuhl announced that no decisions were made in closed session that could be announced in open session.

No further business; motion made by Diana Simpson and seconded by Sharon Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Anderson and Simpson aye.

Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk