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Minutes April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

The Enterprise City Council held a Work session from 7:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for the purposes of questions and answers between staff and council members.  A training video was scheduled but we were unable to access it on-line

Mayor Karvoski opened the public meeting for the Enterprise City Council meeting.    Those present were Mayor Stacey Karvoski; Councilor Jenni Word, Ashley Sullivan, Dave Elliott, Larry Christman; Staff Ronnie Neil, Joel Fish, Michele Young

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

There were no additions to the agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilor Christman made and Councilor Elliott seconded the motion to approve the March 13, 2017 minutes and March 2017 payables.  Motion passed unanimously

CITIZEN COMMENTS:

None

DEPARTMENT ACTIONS & UPDATES

Administration:  Michele stated that her office is getting geared up for budget season and asked everyone to please make the budget meeting dates on their calendar so that they do not end up with conflicts. 

Public Works: Ronnie stated he and two other employees went to their annual water conference last week in Pendleton.   They installed risers in the alley by city hall.  The brick work is complete in Warde Park.  Ronnie stated the City received Water Project of the Year from the Eastern Region from AWWA.  Our old Elgin Sweeper – 1992 is on its last leg, we are going to have to start putting money aside for another one.   Zacharia's logging is thinning our watershed for fire prevention, they are thinning out juniper trees, these trees use about 25 gallons of water per day.  They received a call from the City of Joseph for help again, their lagoons are out of compliance.  CB’s from LaGrande asked if they could use our treatment plant to dump their sewage truck since they can’t in Joseph any longer, Ronnie told them no as we do not want any issues in our plant.  Ronnie also declined helping with Joseph's lagoon's.    

Fire Dept.  – Chief Karvoski reported that they had 1 flu fire and 3 lift assists last month.

Police - Chief Fish stated they had a few less reports last month, total of 7 arrests – see report.  Chief passed his basic academy which was required of him.   They are working on the new vehicle. 

OLD BUSINESS:

Michele reported on the Alley issue between the City, owners of the EM&M Building, Pioneer Guest Home and Andy McKee.  It was a very good meeting and many issues were discussed regarding dogs, smoking, trespassing, inoperable vehicles and garbage.  After the meeting everyone agreed to work together regarding managing smokers and dogs.  We also came to an agreement that the city would no longer allow parking in the alley on city property, the owners of the EM&M building felt it would resolve a lot of issues for them and us.  We will clean up the alley and the Pioneer Guest Home stated they would work on creating a smoking section on city property where the cars were being parked.  It was understood that if users do not comply with the rules set, they would not be allowed to smoke on city property.

Motel Tax Grant recommendations.

Ashley reported on the Motel Tax Committee’s findings.   Councilor Elliott made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to approve the slate of awards as follows:

                Mountain High Broncs                                $2,000

                GEMS – Downtown Flowers                      $2,000

                GEMS – Enterprise Summerfest                $2,000

                ELKS – Main Street Show & Shine            $2,000

                Juniper Jam                                                $2,000

                Courthouse Concert Series                        $2,000

                Wallowa Valley Little League                      $2,000

                Alpenfest                                                        $400

               

Motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS: 

Resolution No. 613.  Mayor Karvoski read by title “A RESOLUTION TO APPLY FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT FROM THE OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF CONSTRUCTING A PAVILION AT THE ENTERPRISE CITY PARK AND DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO SIGN THE APPLICATION”

Councilor Christman made and Councilor Sullivan seconded the motion.  Michele took a Roll Call Vote which passed unanimously.

Mayor Karvoski asked that the Fire Dept. Committee meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

9:18p.m. meeting adjourn.

                                                                                                                                ________________________________

                                                                                                                                Stacey Karvoski, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Michele R. Young, City Admin./Recorder

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