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City of Casey City Council met February 21.

By East Central Reporter Reports | Mar 21, 2018


City of Casey City Council met February 21.

Here is the minutes provided by the Council:

The Regular Meeting of the City Council was held Wednesday February 21st, 2018; beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Nik Groothuis presided and called the Meeting to Order and led the Pledge of Allegiance:

Roll Call: Present: Alderman Dane

Alderman Dennis Alderman Washburn Alderman Williams

Absent: Alderman Nichols

Alderman Todd

A quorum was declared.

Public Forum:

Marsha Lee was there as a representative of Doris Lee who couldn’t make it to the Meeting. She wanted to let the Council know that Doris really appreciates the ability to have curbside recycling and she has concerns if the City went to a recycling dumpster behind City Hall.

Nancy Totten presented her back story to the Council about when they started the recycling program in the City. She just wishes the Council to look at all options before deciding what to do.

Laura Baston echoed Marsha and Nancy’s concerns with recycling.

Community Affairs:

Dave Liebenow from Chamber presented a power point that showed the number of visitors and where they were from the signed the guest book at the Casey Candy Depot. He then presented a proposal from the Chamber for a Kiosk that has a map of the City on one side and advertisements on the other. The Kiosk itself will cost around $896 plus installation. Dave asked if the City could help with half of the cost of 1 sign, and possibly being reimbursed when they sell advertisement spots.

Alderman Williams motioned approval to help pay for 1 Kiosk not to exceed $500.00, seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Meeting Minutes:

Mayor Groothuis looked for approval of the Minutes of the February 5th, 2018 Council Meeting.

Alderman Dane motioned approval of the February 5th, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes, seconded by Alderman Dennis. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Officers Reports

Clerk Mumford requested approval of the February 21st Bills Payable.

Alderman Dennis motioned approval of the February 21st, 2018 Bills Payable totaling $197,196.51, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Clerk Mumford requested approval to pay from the Wastewater Project Fund to HWC in the amount of $1,440.50.

Alderman Williams motioned approval to pay from the Wastewater Project Fund to HWC in the amount of $1,440.50, seconded by Alderman Dennis. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Treasurer Lorton presented the Statements of Cash and Investments for the following months:

- September 2017: $11,969,214.71

- October 2017: $11,991,245.74

- November 2017: $11,639,963.25

- December 2017: $11,627,055.40

- January 2018: $11,824,126.39

Alderman Dane motioned approval of the September 2017 thru January 2018 Statements of Cash and Investments as presented, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Attorney Shoaff presented a request from Casey Industries to annex their property on the North Part of town into the City Limits. She will need to write up an Ordinance and have them do a plat on the property, but we can go ahead and approve the annexation request. This is the property that Yost Management is looking at putting their Duplex Community on.

Alderman Williams motioned approval to accept the annexation of Casey Industries property into City Limits, PIN # is: 03-11-18-00-200-003, seconded by Alderman Washburn. Upon roll call vote the was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Attorney Shoaff presented Ordinance #434: An Ordinance Approving of the Sale of Surplus Police Equipment. This Ordinance will allow Officer Justin Goble to sell surplus equipment from the police department.

Alderman Dennis motioned approval of Ordinance #434: An Ordinance Approving of the Sale of Surplus Police Equipment, seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Attorney Shoaff presented a contract proposal that the Public Utility Committee asked her to write up between the City and Republic Services. This contract would be for 5 years, and do away with curbside recycling and would place a recycling dumpster up at City Hall for use. After some discussion the council would like to renegotiate with Republic Services.

Alderman Washburn motioned to decline the contract with Republic Services at this time, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Superintendent Biggs reported that the Street department has been working on pipe culverts, and working on remodeling the bathrooms at City Hall. Also the Electric department has gone over to Marshall to start dismantling the skate park and will be bringing them to Casey soon.

Chief Jenkins reported that he put out a vote for an Officer of the Year award. The Officers voted on this award and it was for 2017. Chief Jenkins announced that Officer Adam Henderson is the recipient of this award.

Economic Development Director Clark reported on what she and Intern Thomas have been working on the past few weeks; from Grants to working with new businesses and trying to organize a coffee with colleagues meeting. Intern Thomas has also been working on summer activity ideas and has also been looking at social media analytics.

New Business:

Finance Committee Member Alderman Williams gave a report on the meeting held on 2/12/18. Jeremy Yost with Yost Management was at the meeting and gave a presentation to the committee on his proposed project. They reviewed the 3rd quarter budget and appropriations. Attorney Shoaff will put together a cannabis ordinance together and bring back to them.

Mayor Groothuis brought up that with the possible Yost Management property, the City would need to run Electric, Water and Sewer lines to the property. Superintendent Biggs has received quotes to run these services; Water was $30,000, Electric was $59,000 and Sewer was $170,000. After some discussion Alderman Williams made the following motion:

Alderman Williams motioned approval to run utilities to the new duplex community, pending project approval by the state and for the City to pay for ½ the cost or up to $130,000, seconded by Alderman Dane. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Unfinished Business:

None

Alderman Reports:

Alderman Williams has received many calls and concerns with the Trash and recycling issues.

Alderman Dennis has also received those calls.

Alderman Washburn has also received many calls about trash and recycling.

Mayor Reports:

Mayor Groothuis reported that Clerk Mumford has received a call from a car club about possibly making Casey a destination run for them.

He has received a letter from Casey’s General Store about possibly getting a liquor license, they can talk more about this at the next meeting.

Officer Justin Goble also explained what the Shop with a Cop experience in Casey is going to be.

There was no further Business of the City Council for the February 21st, 2018 Meeting.

Adjournment: Alderman Dennis motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Washburn. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Dane, Dennis, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Nichols and Todd

Motion declared carried

Adjournment of the City Council was at 8:02 p.m.

http://www.cityofcaseyil.org/sites/casey.sdsaccess.net/files/Agenda%20Minutes/022118%20Minutes.pdf

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