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By East Central Reporter Reports | Jul 6, 2016

Meeting 10

Members of the Casey City Council met Monday, June 6.

The Casey City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at City Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the Casey City Council:

REGULAR MEETING OF

THE CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, June 6, 2016

6:00 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the City Council was held Monday, June 6, 2016; beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Nichols presided and called the Meeting to Order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

Present: Alderman Dane

Alderman Dennis

Alderman Jenkins

Alderman Wilson

Alderman Wimbley

Absent: None

A quorum was declared.

Public Forum: None

Meeting Minutes

Mayor Pro Tem Nichols looked for a motion to approve the Meeting Minutes of May 16th, 2016.

Alderman Wimbley motioned approval of the Meeting Minutes of May 16th, 2016, seconded by Alderman Wilson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Officers Reports

Clerk Mumford; Requested approval of the May 2016 bills paid.

Alderman Wilson motioned approval of the May 2016 bills paid totaling $1,057,646.66 seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Treasurer Lorton; Requested approval of the May 2016 Collection Deposit Report.

Alderman Dane motioned approval of the May 2016 Collection Deposit report totaling $570,702.85 seconded by Alderman Jenkins. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Treasurer Lorton requested approval of the Statement of Cash and Investments for April 2016 totaling $11,045,116.16.

Alderman Wimbley motioned approval of the Statement of Cash and Investments for April 2016 totaling $11,045,116.16 seconded by Alderman Dennis. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Attorney Mette: Absent

Superintendent Biggs: Biggs stated the Lon Gardner with HWC would be at the next meeting to  update the council on the Wastewater Construction project and that we needed to table the approval to pay application for Division A along with tabling the MFT Program and Main Street Overlay Agreement. Biggs stated that the City Wide Cleanup was ongoing. He was also requesting a Street and Alley committee to discuss the MFT program and Main Street work.

Alderman Jenkins called a Street and Alley Committee for Tuesday June 14th, at 5:00pm. Biggs  then turned it over Clerk Mumford who requested approval to pay from the Wastewater project fund to HWC Engineering.

Alderman Wilson motioned approval of payment from the Wastewater Project Fund to HWC Engineering in the amount of $24,512.20 seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote

was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Superintendent Biggs stated for the Summer help program he received 5 applications. They will  start work on Tuesday June 7th and the 4 names he was looking for approval for was: Tanner Brown, Jacob Brown, Garrett Biggs and Beau Biggs.

Alderman Jenkins motioned approval to hire Tanner Brown, Jacob Brown, Garrett Biggs and Beau Biggs as the 2016 Summer Help workers seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Chief Jenkins: Jenkins talked about the MOU Agreement the City signed with the FOP union and how we needed to get a 3rd officer hired by this meeting to uphold the MOU. With our recent retirees and other officers that have resigned we were down to 2 officers patrolling and 2 new officers in the Academy set to be done on July 15th. Cody Lee was Chief Jenkins choice for the  next hire. Mr. Lee has recently completed the part time Academy and finished in the top of the class.

Alderman Dane motioned approval to hire Cody Lee as a new Police Officer for the City of Casey, seconded by Alderman Wilson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

New Business:

Park Committee Chairman Nichols: Alderman Nichols reported on the meeting held on May 23rd with Friends of Fairview Park. They discussed what improvements and ideas on what can be done at the park. Mr. Nichols reported that the Casey Pool won’t be opening this summer or in the near future. Nichols stated that he thought we had a good meeting and many good ideas were brought up for future improvements to the park.

Salary and License Committee Chairman Nichols: Alderman Nichols reported on the Salary and

License Committee held on May 23rd where they discussed dog pound fees and the salaries of non-union employees. The committee would like to raise the fees for the dog pound and they requested an Ordinance committee meeting to talk about an ordinance change. Alderman Wilson set an Ordinance meeting for Thursday June 16th at 5:00 pm. to discuss possible ordinance changes.

Mayor Pro Tem then requested a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel.

Alderman Wimbley motioned to go into executive session, seconded by Alderman Dennis. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Executive session began at 6:21 pm.

Alderman Wilson motioned to adjourn Executive Session and Resume the Regular meeting of the City Council, seconded by Alderman Jenkins. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Adjournment of Executive Session and Resume the Regular Meeting at 6:46 p.m.

Alderman Wilson motioned for approval of the following wage increases: Chief Jenkins wage freeze, Superintendent Biggs 1% increase and Treasurer Lorton 3% increase, seconded by

Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Finance Committee Chairman Jenkins: Alderman Jenkins reported on meetings held on May 24th and 31st for work on FY 17 Appropriations, and how it was progressing.

Public Utility Chairman Nichols: Alderman Nichols reported on the meeting held on May 26th about purchasing a new Backhoe. They were looking at a 2016 John Deere 310SLT Backhoe with a price of $51,610. They were going to trade in the City’s 2005 backhoe.

Alderman Wilson motioned approval to purchase the Backhoe from Martin Equipment in the amount of $51,610, seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Unfinished Business: None

Alderman Reports:

Alderman Wimbley wanted to thank Officers Brent Clapp and Bob Mall for their many years of service to the City and wish them luck in retirement. He also thanked Officers Henderson and Gilbert for their hard work and extra time put in protecting the City.

Alderman Jenkins thanked Shelby for the ditch work in his Ward.

Alderman Dane wanted to thank the street department for the work they are doing filling pot holes. He also wanted to make it aware that anybody fishing in the Park Pond needs to have a fishing license.

There was no further Business of the City Council for the May 16th, 2106 Meeting.

Adjournment:

Alderman Dane motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Jenkins. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Dane, Dennis, Jenkins, Nichols, Wilson and Wimbley

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 0 – None

Motion declared carried.

Adjournment of the City Council was at 6:55 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by; Jeremy Mumford, City Clerk

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