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Joliet Council discusses Well Project
Minutes/Disbursements: May 20, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes: Sherry Munoz entered a motion to accept the minutes. Emily Ringer second. Discussion. Motion passed. June 2013 Disbursements: Emily Ringer entered a motion to accept the June 2013 disbursements as presented with additions. Gary Gray second. Discussion. Motion passed. Mayor/Council Reports: Mayor Sorrells reported that the Rural Development and DNRC applications have been submitted. Sherry Munoz will contact the school regarding volunteers for various projects. Emily Ringer reported that the ordinance committee has been working on the table of fees and is considering a flat rate of $75 for all business licenses. Marla Moody reported on street conditions. Gary Gray reported on flooding issues on Carbon Ave and that the burned out house on Main Street has been torn down.
E m p l o y e e R e p o r t s : Charles Buechler, Public Works Director, reported on water usage, replacement of meters, flushing hydrants and sewer status. A bid from Liquid Engineering in the amount of $2,465 for tank cleaning and inspection was presented. Emily Ringer entered motion to accept. Marla Moody second. Discussion. Motion passed. Mr. Buechler will be spending a day with the City of Billings Public Works Dept when convenient. Emily Ringer questioned whether the bulk water program should be discontinued in order to conserve water. Police Chief Kyle Croft reported on recent activity. Dispatch service fees will be increasing substantially.
The camera in the patrol car needs replaced/ updated. Chief Croft proposed hiring Jake Larson as a reserve officer. Emily Ringer entered motion to accept. Marla Moody second. Discussion. Motion passed. Sherry Munoz entered motion to approve IMC at an approximate cost of $2,500. Gary Gray second. Discussion. Motion passed. Tracy McNeiley, Clerk/Treasurer questioned whether to hold a poll or mail election. Emily Ringer entered motion to approve whichever type of election is least expensive. Sherry Munoz second. Discussion. Motion passed. Emily Ringer encouraged the preparation of a newsletter informing the public of everything that is going on. Unfinished Business: Test Well Project Update – The three potential sites for the test wells were found to be an empty lot on Cottonwood, the high school parking lot and the railroad right of way. DEQ prefers Cottonwood and the school, but all of the locations have issues. D E Q r e c o m m e n d e d increased storage over construction of a new well be the priority.
Test wells will check the flow and quality of the water. Drilling of just two test wells was suggested to save money. This item will be placed on the July agenda. New Business: Chapter 9 – Public Works 1st Reading: Concerns about the legality of prohibiting private wells were voiced. Hope Freeman, Town Attorney, will research this. This item will be placed on the July agenda. Library: Gary Gray entered motion to appoint Seth Decker and Merrylee Vukonich to the library board. Marla Moody second. Discussion. Motion passed. Deb Richard presented Librarian Debra Hroneks annual report and the preliminary library budget.
City of Billings-Landfill Use Agreement: Emily ringer entered motion to accept. Gary Gray second. Discussion. Motion passed. Correspondence: John Francis was present to discuss the letter he wrote regarding various issues with Carbon Ave. Public Comment: Arlette Jullien encouraged the Town to repair and maintain the 3 wells that are currently in disrepair, making the total of operating wells to be 6, in lieu of drilling 1 new well. Meeting Adjourned: The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013. Gary Gray entered motion to adjourn. Marla Moody second. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned. All minutes unapproved.