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Minutes 05-07-2013

City of St. John Council Meeting
Council Chambers
May 7, 2013 - 7:00 P.M.

 

Present

 

Mayor:

Juliann Owens

Council Members:

Shari Williamson
Mark Bryant
Bob Stimatze
Kevin Davis

City Clerk:

Johnna Stanford

City Superintendent:

Mel Chesbro

Police Chief:

Adam Sayler

Others: Trish Coleman, Terry Spradley, Jill Stimatze, Barry Ragan, Sister Catherine, Josh Meyer and Carol Riegel

 

Mayor Owens opened the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.

 

Additions to the Agenda

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the changes to the agenda which included the following items: a) CIC support agreement; b) add Appropriation Ordinance #04-18-2013 to the consent agenda; c) add executive session under Police Department; d) add executive session under New Business; e) USD 350 request under Adminstration-Mel.  Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 4-0.

 

Consent Agenda

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included the following items: a) Approve the minutes of regular meeting held April 16th, 2013; b) Approve appropriation ordinance 04-18-2013 in the amount of $595,954.16; c) Approve appropriation ordinance 05-01-2013 in the amount of $10,289.15; d) Approve appropriation ordinance 05-07-2013 in the amount of $103,634.97. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 4-0.  

 

Citizen Comments

  1. Trish Coleman presented information regarding CIP’s Hot Summers Nights.

 

Police Department

 

  1. Chief Sayler reported that he was about half way through the police policy. It was suggested that when he has completed the proposed changes to the policy that a workshop be scheduled for council review.
  2. Kevin Davis made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council and Adam. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.
    Motion carried 4-0. In at 7:07. Reconvened at 7:17.
  3. Mark Bryant made a motion for a 15 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Adam and Don Knappenberger. Seconded by Amy Collins. Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:18. Don Knappenberger excused from executive session at 7:24. Adam excused from executive session at 7:25. Reconvened at 7:33.
  4. Adam reported that the new police truck is supposed to be in at the end of May.
  5. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve police department purchases.
  6. Kevin Davis retracted his motion as the purchases are under Adams spending authority.
  7. Kevin Davis made a motion for 5 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor and council. Seconded by Shari Williamson.

      Motion carried 4-0. In at 7:38. Reconvened at 7:43.

 

Administration – Mel

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the Witt Center building repairs to be paid for from the Witt Memorial Fund in the amount of $2,258.70.  Seconded by Bob Stimatze.
    Motion carried 4-0.
  2. Kevin Davis made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.
    Motion carried 4-0. In at 7:44. Reconvened at 7:54
  3. Kevin Davis made a motion to hire Connie Claussen as swimming pool manager for

the 2013 season for a contract of $4,250.00. Seconded by Mark Bryant.                               
Motion carried 4-0.

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to increase the life guard pay to minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.  Seconded by Shari Williamson.
    Motion carried 4-0.
  2. Mark Bryant made a motion to increase the assistant swimming pool manager wage to $7.50. Seconded by Shari Williamson.

Motion carried 4-0.

  1. Jill Stimatze reported information and plans for the beautification of the 4th street

entrance. Mel and staff will put the water in.

 

Administration – Johnna

  1. Mark Bryant made a motion to approve the annual CIC support agreement paid for from line item #41402130 in the amount of $4,005.00.  Seconded by Shari Williamson.
    Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business

  1. Mark Bryant made a motion for 15 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor and council. Seconded by Kevin Davis.

      Motion carried 4-0. In at 8:06. Reconvened at 8:21.

  1. Shari Williamson made a motion to table the appointments of the Municipal Judge, City Attorney and City Health Officer until next meeting. Seconded by Mark Bryant. Motion carried 4-0.
  2. Mark Bryant made a motion to approve the mayor’s appointments to the  Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals as listed. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.
    Motion carried 4-0.  Marshal Sanders until May 2016; Mary Peschka until May 2016; Carl Behr until May 2015.
  3. USD 350 Superintendent Josh Meyer presented information regarding the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library: use by public and school district and the funding of it through city, school district and educational foundation. No action was taken at this time.
  4. Mark Bryant made a motion to remove the “Fatzer Memorial” From Old Business. Seconded by Kevin Davis.

 

New Business

      Motion carried 4-0.

 

After no further discussion Mark Bryant made a motion to adjourn. Bob Stimatze seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

 

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Juliann M. Owens, Mayor  

 

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Johnna J. G. Stanford, City Clerk