REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 09/01/2021

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TOWN OF SUGAR CITY
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
09/01/2021

CALL TO ORDER: By Mayor Dinsmore at 6:57 PM

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Mayor Nathaniel Dinsmore

ROLL CALL: Present: Mayor Dinsmore, Mayor Pro- Tem Willis, Trustee Massey, Trustee Schiro, Trustee Roberts and Town Clerk Julie Sandoval.  Trustee Hijar arrived late at 7:13 pm

Approval of minutes from 08/18/2021.

Motion by MPT Willis to approve the minutes for 08/18/2021.

Second by Trustee Roberts

All in favor: Aye

All Opposed: None

Motion Carries.

REPORTS:

Clerk report by Julie Sandoval began with the outcomes of the 3 phone polls taken this week.

An update on the progress of UBMax is coming along nicely. Mrs. Sandoval gave 2 quotes for a office safe. Trustee Schiro stated he had a safe he would donate to the town.

Mrs. Sandoval shoed a stack of bills from the last 5 years that has not been paid yet. Mrs. Sandoval mentioned sending them to a collection agency and having Mrs. Adams try calling some of them and maybe we can collect on some of them that way. Mrs. Sandoval stated that all the names will be entered in an excel spreadsheet so we can refer to them when people call for a new account.

Robert Tooker gave a report concerning Cloers third fence stating it is a safety hazard for our fire department and the council should rethink allowing the fence to remain as is. Trustee Massey would like to fix the issues that cause the need for a third fence in the beginning. Mr. Tooker stated he was in the process of being able to remove the dogs after 3 offenses, but it does take some time. Mr. Tooker understands the frustration from the Cloer’s. but the council does not have the right to grant a variance to block a fire lane. Mayor Dinsmore would like Mr. Cloer to be invited to the next meeting to discuss this issue. Trustee Roberts would also like to have the fire chief at that meeting as well. Trustee Schiro wants the public to come in and feel like they are heard. A public comment from Roger Baker to be consistent if you are goi9ng to make one person do something then they all should have to do it.

Some discussion was done concerning a town marshal again MPT Willis suggested even if it is only long enough to serve warrants.  MPT Willis questioned Rob Smoot and his RV permit. Mr. Tooker stated he would get the expiration date.

Old Business:

Discussion took place for 90- day evaluations result where as follows: Dave Parker a $1.50 raise bringing him to $19.50. Dave Yount from $12.35 to $13.25 and Fernando Delatorres leave at $16.00 an hour.

Trustee Roberts made a motion to agree to the above raises and to leave Fernando Delatorres at no raise at this time.

Second by MPT Willis

All in favor: Aye

All opposed: Trustee Hijar.

Motion Carries.

New Business:

Tracy Reece had a complaint about her bill. The bill was discussed, and the council agreed to leave the bill as is.

Bills $14,163.22 after some discussion

Trustee Schiro made a motion to approve the bills in the amount of $14,163.22.

Second by MPT Willis.

All in favor: Aye

All opposed: None.

Motion Carries

TRUSTEE COMMENTS

Trustee Hijar stated he had nothing to say except the Trash trucks are having a lot of work done to them.

Trustee Roberts stated we need to get a new ordinance requiring new services to put in a curb stop valve for the meter.

Trustees Roberts passed out a quote from Winwater to get the wells completely done for a total of approx. $11,000 to $12,000. Trustee Massey would like to see a minimum of 5 curb stops. Some discussion of pump floats and electricity getting done also.

MPT Willis made a motion to approve up to $15,000.00 for Trustee Roberts to get the wells monitored and done and to pay for it out of the water Fund.

Second by Trustee Schiro

All in favor: Aye

All Opposed: None

Motion Carries.

Trustee Paul Made a motion to approve $2,000.00 for float and pump for the wells.

Second by Trustee Roberts

All in favor: Aye

All opposed: None.

Motion Carries

Trustee Roberts stated some of the road crew workers hit some of the valve boxes and risers while working on the roads. Trustee Roberts stated he sent Terry Short into pick up some new ones and to get some short ones as well so they can be replaced.

MPT Willis would also like to see a resolution for tampering with the water meters.  Public comment from Roger Baker stated he agreed, and it should be at least $1,000.00.

MPT Willis stated she wanted to give a big Thank you to Robert Tooker and Julie Sandoval for stepping up with a lot going on.

Trustee Paul wanted to give a Big Thank you to MPT Willis for putting together the employee BBQ and a big shout out to Steven Gill for cooking the food, and a big thank you to Mrs. Adams for the cleanup that she did.

Mayor Dinsmore mentioned that per cirsa we need a concrete fuel holding pit. MPT Willis Suggested that Trustee Massey get a quote and the council can phone poll it.

Public Comments

Roger Baker thanked the council for what they are doing. He then asked about the water pressure and needing this issue addressed. Trustee Roberts assured Mr. Baker the issue was being fixed. Mr. Baker would also like to see the council meetings posted on the water bills. Mr. Baker would also like the public comments m oved up in the meeting so the public can speak first and leave if they need to.

Andy Duran from 417 Nebraska requested a variance for a 8 foot fence to the Northside of his property and the south side of his property. To help block wind and trash.

MPT Willis made a motion to grant a variance provided the proper paperwork and request has been filled out and turned in.   

Second by Trustee Paul

All in favor: Aye

All Opposed: None.

Motion carries.

Mr. Duran Questioned Trustee Paul starting a recycle area, Trustee Paul stated he was looking ar starting something like that but was still collecting information.

Motion by Mayor Pro -Tem Willis to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM.

Second by Trustee Roberts

All in favor: Aye

All Opposed: None

Motion Carries.

Meeting adjourns at 8:45 PM.

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