Joliet Council Minutes

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mayor/Council Reports: 

*Sherry Munoz: Ordinance Committee met and changed some of the zoning ordinances and the first reading is on the agenda. They also are looking into clearing up the Nuisance and Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance. 

*Emily Ringer: Alleys and Roads are still in bad shape. 

*Ira Preshinger: Left message with the Braten’s to check on the status of the property that 

the Town’s water tank is on. 

Has received some complaints about the sign at the Christian Church 

making it difficult to see around. Lena Witcher stated that they had gotten  approval from both the State and the Town to place the where it is. 

*Gary Foechterle: Received a request to put sand under the swings at the park as  and to bring in some porta potties. 

*Sheriff’s Office Reports:

a. Sheriff Josh McQuillan gave a report of calls for service in Joliet. He also stated that the new radio system is up and running and it seems to be working great. 

Employee Reports: 

*Fire Chief: Melvin Hoferer gave Council a report of the work done on E12. 

•Public Works: Charles Buechler gave report of water usage in the Town of Joliet. 1,671,900 gallons for the month, 53,932.2 gallons per day, 391.8 GPM for three wells. 2.3 hours a day run time. 

The four inch water main at the end of Main Street finally thawed and so far no leaks have been detected. 

Sewer is out of compliance for ammonia but the level is starting to come down already. The aerators were plugged twice last week and public works has been working on them. The e-coli are still less than one. 

We are using Energy Labs out of Billings instead of The Water Lab for sampling. 

Have had to do several locates for fences in Town. None of them have received permission from the Zoning Commission and Council. 

Jeremy Sweeney will be replacing the front steps and adding a roof over them at Town Hall. They will be compliant with the State and the cost is $4,800. 

Jason Crawford with Triple Tree looked at the auger and took some pictures. He will be looking into the problems that we are having with it. 

Matt Stump will be putting in a new water line at his residence. 

*Clerk/Treasurer Amber Foechterle: 

Bonnie Gray turned in a Variance Application for chickens. All residents  within 300 feet signed the application. 

Interest accrued in the water savings account so far in 2019 is $1861.70 

*Triple Tree Engineering Reports: 

Jason Crawford with Triple Tree was in attendance to give a report to Council about the Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). The City were unsuccessful in being awarded the grant that they applied for but work will continue on the plan. Mayor Gray asked why the CIP is important. Crawford explained that having an up to date CIP helps with funding for major projects like out upcoming water project. 

Triple Tree, Mayor, Public Works Director, Town Clerk, and Council Person Emily Ringer met with Dan Burmeister earlier in the day to talk about the proposed subdivision by Burmeister. No new information was discussed. 

Triple Tree, Mayor, Public Works Director, Town Clerk, and Council Person Emily Ringer met with Beartooth RC and D earlier in the day to discuss funding opportunities and help that they could provide the Town for the upcoming water project. 

 

New Business: 

Triple Tree: Jason Crawford proposed a five (5) year contract between Town of 

Joliet and Triple Tree for engineering services. Emily Ringer entered a motion to approve the contract. Ira Preshinger second. All in favor. Contract approved and signed by the Mayor. 

 

Beartooth RC&D: Steve Simonson introduced himself to Council and said that they will be assisting Triple Tree and the Town of Joliet with the upcoming Water Project. 

Fire Chief Appointment: Ira Preshinger entered a motion to appoint Melvin Hoferer as Fire Chief. Emily Ringer second. All in favor. Motion approved.\ 

 

Library Board Appointment: Emily Ringer entered a motion to appoint Holly Golden to the Library Board. Gary Foechterle second. All in favor. Motion approved. Town Clerk will send notice to the library. 

 

True North Proposal: Proposal received from True North for street repairs in Joliet. It will be $19,477.00 to fix the major street repairs. New Gas Tax money will only be $9700.00. Emily Ringer entered a motion to have Public Works Director Charlie Buechler decide what to have repaired. Gary Foechterle second. All in favor. Motion passed. 

 

First Reading Ordinance No. 2019-001: Town Attorney, Hope Freeman, read ordinance aloud to the audience. Ira Preshinger entered a motion to approve first reading. Sherry Munoz second. All in favor. Motion approved. 

 

Resolution No. 315-271 Library Budget Amendment: Sherry Munoz entered a motion to accept the resolution. Gary Foechterle second. All in favor. Resolution approved. Town Clerk will send notice to the library. 

 

Ovitt Fireworks Request: Ira Preshinger entered a motion to accept the request. Sherry Munoz second. All in favor. Motion Approved. Town Clerk will send letter of approval. 

 

Youth Council Discussion: Mayor Gray asked council what they thought about starting up a youth council. He said it would get the younger generation interested in local government. Some discussion. Emily Ringer entered a motion to look into a youth council. Ira Preshinger second. All in favor. Motion approved. Mayor Gray will talk to the School Board. 

 

Public Comment:

Lena Witcher stated that the speeding on N Park going to the school is increasing. Some discussion about radar signs. Town Clerk will look at radar sign prices. 

 

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