City of Mt. Sterling General Council met June 17.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
Mayor Bradbury calls the general City of Mt. Sterling Council Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with roll call.
ROLL CALL -Ernest absent, Schenk here, Ransom here, Scranton here, Burge here, Jennings here.
Public Works Director Dusty Buss, Fire Chief Brian Gallaher, City Attorney Lonnie Dunn, City Administrator Vada Yingling, City Treasurer Cheryl Flynn, City Clerk Dane Flesner, and Police Chief Brandon Norris are all present.
Mayor Bradbury - I would like to entertain a motion to approve the May minutes.
Alderman Ransom makes a motion to approve the May minutes with two corrections. Under the filed all reports vote please replace Myers yes with Ransom yes, and under motion to adjourn replace Myers yes with Ransom yes, seconded by Jennings. Schenk yes, Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes, Jennings yes, Ernest absent.
Mayor Bradbury - I would like to entertain a motion to approve the May expenses.
Alderman Jennings makes the motion to approve April expenses, seconded by Scranton. Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes, Jennings yes, Ernest absent, Schenk yes.
Guest/Citizens Opportunity to address the Council
Randy Martin spoke to the council about some concerns he is having with multiple issues. Randy asked that a hole be filled and also the sewer be looked at to see why the hole keeps coming back. Director Buss told Randy the hole was backfilled and he would look into the sewer question, as well. Randy complained about speeding through his alley and Chief Norris and Mayor Bradbury explained that the city can't post a patrolman at the alley all the time, but to by all means call in license plate numbers or complaints as Martin sees fit. Martin also voiced his concern over semi-truck parking out in front of his house at all hours and the noise that it causes. Mayor Bradbury instructed Chief Norris to look into the complaint and see what if anything is causing this and what if anything can be done to help out.
A motion was made by Alderman Scranton to approve Ordinance #2019-07 to approve FY 2019/2020 Appropriations Budget for the City of Mt. Sterling, seconded by Schenk. Schenk yes, Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge ye, Jennings yes, Ernest absent.
A motion was made by Alderman Scranton to approve Bluestem Energy's Memorandum of Understanding, seconded by Burge. Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes, Jennings yes, Ernest absent, Schenk yes.
A motion was made by Alderman Schenk to allow All-N-One Carts to purchase extra golf cart permits to allow carts to be rented out. Mr. Dormire will be required to provide the city with the proper paperwork showing he has the correct insurance to cover this sort of thing as well, seconded by Jennings. Scranton yes, Burge yes, Jennings yes, Ernest absent, Schenk yes, Ransom yes.
New Business -
Mayor Bradbury swore in the newly re-elected Alderman. In Ward 2 Alderman Allen Schenk was sworn in for a four year term. In Ward 3 Lauren Jennings was sworn in for a four year term.
Mayor Bradbury then asked for council to approve his appointment of Jerri Ernest to fill the late Dean Ernest's remaining term as Alderman in Ward 3. Alderman Schenk made the motion to accept the Mayor's appointment, seconded by Ransom. Burge yes, Jennings yes, Ernest absent, Schenk yes, Ransom yes, Scranton yes.
Treasurer's Report - Cheryl presented her report with no questions, comments, or motions being made.
Public Work's Report - Dusty presented report and no concerns or motions were made.
Director Buss asked for council approval to purchase a new SCAG Turf Tiger mower from Henry's Service Center for $14,718.00. The city would receive $8,468.00 for a trade in bringing the total cost for the new mower to $6,250.00.
Alderman Schenk made the motion to accept request as presented by Buss, seconded by Burge. Jennings yes, Ernest yes, Schenk yes, Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes.
Director Buss asked council if they would be willing to allow Mayor Bradbury to accept the lowest responsible bid for the 2019/2020 MFT Program as bids are set to be opened before next council meeting.
Alderman Schenk made the motion to allow the Mayor to approve the lowest responsible bid for the MFT program, seconded by Jennings. Ernest yes, Schenk yes, Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes, Jennings yes.
Ad Hoc - Airport - Cemetery
City Planning - City Administrator Vada Yingling asked the council for direction on a sound system being installed on Main Street as part of the Uptown Plan. Yingling gave the council the cost breakdown and options the city had. The cost of this project would be $22,800 according to Yingling with the hope of some organizations hopefully helping with this cost as it is not covered by the ITEP grant money.
Alderman Scranton made the motion to allow Brown Electric to install sound system on Main Street in the amount of $22,800, seconded by Jennings. Schenk no, Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes, Jennings yes, Ernest yes.
Finance/Budget Fire - Lake/Lake Development - Personnel - Plan Commission - Police - Street and Alley - TIF - Water/Sewer -
Zoning - Zoning Board of Appeals -
Alderman Schenk makes the motion that the council has received and filed all reports for the 06/17/2019 council meeting, seconded Burge. Jennings yes, Ernest yes, Schenk yes, Ransom yes, Scranton yes, Burge yes.