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Minutes 01-22-2013

City of St. John Council Meeting
Council Chambers
January 17, 2013 - 7:00 P.M.

 

Present

 

Mayor:

Jill Stimatze

Council Members:

Troy Hanson
Mark Bryant
Amy Collins

City Clerk:

Johnna Stanford

City Superintendent:

Mel Chesbro

Police Chief:

Adam Sayler

Others: Terry Spradley, Alexander Robinson, Stephanie Buckman, Lori Miller and Kristine McKeown.

 

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

 

Additions to the Agenda

  1. Troy Hanson made a motion to approve the changes to the agenda which included the following items: a) add executive session in New Business; b) add executive session under Administration-Johnna; c) add another executive session under Administration-Johnna; d) add Utility Helpnet under Administration-Mel.  Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0.

 

Consent Agenda

  1. Amy Collins made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included the following items: a) Approve the minutes of regular meeting held December 4th, 2012; b) Approve appropriation ordinance 12182012 in the amount of $17,916.48; c) Approve appropriation ordinance 12182012a in the amount of $59,563.10. Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 3-0.

 

Administration – Johnna

  1. Lori Miller and Kristine McKeown with Solid Financial Strategies presented an option for health insurance.
  2. Stephanie Buckman with Blue Cross/Blue Shield presented the renewal options.
  3. Amy Collins made a motion to renew the Blue Cross/Blue Shield grand fathered plan for one year.
    Motion died for the lack of a second.
  4. Troy Hanson made a motion to renew the Blue Cross/Blue Shield grand fathered plan for three months.
    Motion died for the lack of a second.
  5. Mark Bryant made a motion to renew the Blue Cross/Blue Shield grand fathered plan for six months.  Seconded by Amy Collins.
    Motion carried 3-0.

 

Administration – Mel

  1. Amy Collins made a motion to purchase wood chips for the play areas at the parks in the amount of $5,998.00 to be paid for from: 10000200-$4000.00, 35000200-$500.00, 10154000-$900.00 and 35202410-$598.00.  Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0.
  2. Amy Collins made a motion to hire Chris Naegle to assist the City through the Rice Neshap updates of equipment on an hourly basis with the total not to exceed $7500.00. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0.

 

Police Department

  1. Troy Hanson made a motion to approve the Year-End Transfers and Encumbrances as presented.  Seconded by Amy Collins.
    Motion carried 3-0.
  2. Troy Hanson made a motion for a 5 minute executive session for Attorney/Client Privilege to include mayor, council, Don and Johnna. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0. In at 8:45. Reconvened at 8:50.
  3. Mark Bryant made a motion to write off uncollectible accounts as recommended by the clerk. Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 3-0.
  4. Troy Hanson made a motion for a 5 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0. In at 8:55. Reconvened at 9:00.
  5. Troy Hanson made a motion to allow Mel and Johnna to carry over unused vacation time to be used by the end of the 1st quarter of 2013. Seconded by Amy Collins.
    Motion carried 3-0.
  6. Troy Hanson made a motion to change the meeting dates in January to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays; the 8th and the 22nd to allow for the Holiday. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0.
  7. Troy Hanson made a motion for a 5 minute executive session for Attorney/Client Privilege to include mayor, council and Don. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0. In at 9:10. Reconvened at 9:15.
  8. Troy Hanson made a motion for a 5 minute executive session for Attorney/Client Privilege to include mayor, council and Don. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 3-0. In at 9:15. Reconvened at 9:20.

 

After no further discussion Troy Hanson made a motion to adjourn. Amy Collins seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

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Jill Stimatze, Mayor

 

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Johnna J. G. Stanford, City Clerk