04-24-2017 Council Workshop Minutes

Council Workshop Minutes    Monday, April 24, 2017

Mayor Redfern called the meeting to order. Present were Chris Rice, Scott Locke, Bill Hampton, Billie Smith, and Jan Driggs. Tom Collins was present. Chris Mohler was absent.

  1. First item on Brittany’s agenda was a fund summary report that was given to Council. All revenue was entered throughout end of the day with all bills paid and most transfers done.
  2. Second was a discussion on pool opening date. Council discussed when school was going to be out and starting back up. They are going to shoot for a pool opening date of May 20th and this will give them until the weekend of May 27th through the 29th to make sure it is open by Memorial Day. Brittany explained that at this point there were three people who applied for pool manager/ asst. pool manager and five lifeguards that were all here last year.

Chris Mohler is now present.

  1. The last item on her agenda was a review on the current trash ordinances. Mayor Redfern stated that he was trying to work with the Health Department and possibly change our ordinance to have all trash haulers show that it has been inspected and show the sticker given to them after approval by the County. Council discussed this in further detail. Some did not agree because we should not have to do their job. They were not in favor of this. Mayor Redfern stated that he will ask the gentleman to come down and talk with Council about this. Council doesn’t feel that we should take care of the County’s responsibilities.
  2. Tom stated that the first item on his agenda is regarding unpaid water services. He explained that they are going to notify the property owner’s with a 60 day notice after the arrearage reaches $2,000 (cost of new tap in town) that if arrangements are made to pay on the arrearage, the service will be terminated and pulled. With the new water project, Tom doesn’t feel that we should install ‘new’ a service on unpaid services, vacant properties, and those not paying the minimum. Council discussed liens on properties that have been done and Mayor Redfern explained that a lien has a five year limit and once that hits, the liens fall off. This was discussed in further detail.
  3. The last item on his agenda states that effective July 10th, all accounts will be required to be in the ‘property owner’s’ name. He explained that a 60 day notice will be sent out as well as a mailing notice in the May water bills. He explained that as of May 10th, no more tenants will be putting service in their own name.

Mayor Redfern adjourned the meeting.


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Brittany Ross                                                              Fred Redfern

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor