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Minutes-December 10, 2018

City Council Meeting December 10, 2018

The Enterprise City Council held a work session from 6:00pm until 6:30pm for the purposes of discussing business between staff and council members.

Mayor Karvoski opened the public meeting for the Enterprise City Council meeting at 6:30pm. Those present were Mayor Stacey Karvoski, Councilors Chris Pritchard, Micah Agnew, Larry Christman, Jenni Word, and Dave Elliott; Staff Lacey McQuead, Denine Rautenstrauch, Ronnie Neil, Paul Karvoski, and Joel Fish.

Guests present; Bruce Bliven.

Press; Kathleen Ellen.

Pledge of Allegiance.


Moment of reflection.




Councilor Christman made a motion to approve the November 5th Meeting minutes, the November Special Meeting minutes, and the November Payables. Councilor Word seconded the motion. No discussion, motion passed unanimously.


Mayor Karvoski read a letter submitted by Sondra Lozier in regards to the Bus Tour Certificates. Lacey recommended review this letter and recommendation of changes when the GEMS group comes to request support next year.


Lacey McQuead-City Administration: Lacey read from her report. Mayor Karvoski informed the council that the Administrative Committee will be completing the Department Head evaluation by March 1st. No questions of comments for the Administrative Department.

Ronnie Neil-Public Works Department: Ronnie stated that he did not have a report to submit prior to the meeting. He stated that things are slow this time of year. They plowed last week and had a couple equipment malfunctions, so spent some time repairing those. He stated that the Public Works Crew did have a few entries in the parade. Lacey stated that it was nice to see and we received a lot of positive comments from it. Ronnie stated that they will start the work from the SCA Grants in the spring of 2019. Between the two grants, we have $150,000 to work with. Ronnie informed the council that he has a meeting scheduled with Brett to review the plans for the project. He will have an update at the next council meeting. No questions or comments for the Public Works Department.

Paul Karvoski-Enterprise Fire Department: Paul stated that he submitted his report prior to the meeting. He explained the progress on the new Fire Hall/City Hall. Paul stated that 2018 consisted of more calls than ever, pushing 80 so far with more expected by the end of the year. No questions or comments for the Fire Department.  

Police Chief Joel Fish-Enterprise Police Department: Chief Fish read from his report submitted. He explained that Officer Curtis hit elk with his patrol car in November and that he was asking for a replacement vehicle. Chief Fish reviewed the numbers in his budget. The Police Committee will have another meeting in December to further discuss the vehicle purchase and come to the council meeting in January with a recommendation. No further comments or questions for the Police Department.

Denine Rautenstrauch-Enterprise City Library: Denine explained her report submitted prior to the meeting. She explained that she is hoping to have all the shelves and books up before the end of this year. Councilor Christman asked why the library didn’t have a printer. Denine explained that the County Library has given theirs to her, but she has not hooked it up yet. No further questions or comments for the Library Department.


Paul explained that things are moving slow but coming along. Lacey informed the council that the administrative side had all of the colors picked out and were ready to move forward. Paul explained that he was able to get the colors for the fire side submitted as well. Lacey stated that week after next there will be a meeting with Bill Ledbetter to review the status of the project.


Ordinance No. 588:

Mayor Karvoski read Ordinance No. 588 explaining that this is an Ordinance of the City of Enterprise, amending Chapter 3.10 and 3.16 of the Enterprise Municipal Code.

                                                                                                (Review Code for specific details regarding the changes)


After reading Ordinance No. 588, Mayor Karvoski asked for further discussion. Lacey explained that this changes the code enough to allow for Air B&B’s to be included in the required motel tax paid currently by Motels and Hotels. Councilor Pritchard made a motion to approve Ordinance Number 588 as read by Mayor Karvoski. Councilor Elliott seconded the motion. No further discussion, roll-call vote. Motion passed unanimously.

Sled Dog Race-Event permit:

Lacey explained that this is the same event that happens every year on Main Street. She further explained that every year, they go around to the businesses and inform them of the street closure and make sure that there is not a business owner that has an issue with the event. Councilor Word made a motion to approve the Sled Dog Race Vet Check Event Permit as submitted and explained. Councilor Elliott seconded the motion. No further discussion, motion passed unanimously.


Mayor Karvoski announced the next City Council meeting is scheduled for January 14th, 2019, work-session to begin at 6:00pm and regular meeting to begin at 6:30pm.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 7:07PM.

                                                                                __see council minute book #8 for signed original____

                                                                                                                Stacey Karvoski, Mayor


See council minute book #8 for signed original

Lacey McQuead, City Administrator