November 18, 2003
Mayor Starks called the regular Brier City Council Meeting to order at 7:30 PM and the flag salute was given.
Present: Councilmembers Colinas, Gipson, Warner, Doolittle, and McClenny. Councilmembers Jordan and Morgan arrived at 7:35 PM.
Approval of Minutes:
Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the Brier City Council Minutes of November 4, 2003. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the Brier City Council Minutes of November 4, 2003. Motion Carried.
Ordinances, Resolutions & Orders:
Mayor Starks opened for consideration of approval of Resolution No. 474 regarding the IAC Grant. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to approve Resolution No. 474 regarding the IAC Grant with a change to be made to the project funding $2,250 from #105 and $1,500 as matching resources from MTYAA. There was Council discussion with Dee Williams from the Park Board who explained the added cost to the project of $1,000 to $6,600 and suggested bumping up the grant to allow for an ADA path and requested $2,000 for this. There was discussion regarding MTYAA’s donation of $1,500 worth of man-hours. Councilmember Colinas withdrew his motion and Councilmember Gipson withdrew his second. Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember Gipson seconded to adopt Resolution No. 474 with the amendment changing the $5,000 to $6,500 from Fund #105 and the addition of $1,408 in volunteer labor from MTYAA. Motion Carried.
Auditing of Accounts
Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the October 2003 Payroll Warrants. Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Warner seconded to approve the October 2003 Payroll Warrants No. 11627 through No. 11679 in the amount of $78,137.47 and Warrants No. 11626, 11639, and 11659 being voided. Motion Carried.
Mayor Starks opened for consideration approval of the October 2003 Claim Warrants. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to approve the October 2003 Claim Warrants No. 16215 through No. 16272 in the amount of $126,653.78. Motion Carried.
Councilmember Colinas moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to appoint Catie Corpron-Smith to fill as of November 21, on a temporary basis until January 1, 2004, Position No. 5, which is Councilmember Morgan’s position when Councilmember Morgan moves to Councilmember Jordan’s seat in Council Position No. 4 and to advertise for Position No. 5 to be effective Jan. 1st 2004. Motion Carried.
Councilmember Jordan informed Council that the Park Board is requesting $300 for the tree lighting ceremonies in Brier Park. Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to authorize a Park Board expenditure of up to $300 for tree lighting and ceremonies in Brier Park on December 6, 2003. Motion Carried.
Councilmember Jordan informed Council that the Park Board is requesting a banner to go across 228th Street SW to publicize Christmas Tree Lighting at a cost of $190 plus tax. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Jordan moved and Councilmember McClenny seconded to allow up to $350 for a thirty inch by 16 foot banner advertising the Christmas tree lighting to be paid out of the Council Contingency Fund #106. Motion Carried with Councilmembers Colinas and Doolittle opposing.
Wayne Kaske, 24024 Brier Way, thanked Dave Jordan for the service that he has given to the City.
Mayor Starks called for a thirty minute Executive Session to discuss personnel matters at 8:13 PM. The meeting reconvened at 8:31 PM.
Mayor Starks opened for discussion regarding the ads for Community Development Specialist/Building Official and Director of Planning. There was Council discussion. Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Jordan seconded to approve publication of the two ads. Motion Carried.
Mayor Starks opened for discussion regarding compensation for Wayne Kaske for his services. Wayne Kaske addressed Council regarding his volunteering to clean up the plat files but stated that he has been working on plat issues instead such as Critchlow, Old Poplar Highlands, and Highland Ridge. Mr. Kaske stated this was beyond the scope of what he had volunteered to do. Mr. Kaske stated he was willing to come in as an Interim until such time as the Mayor says he no longer is needed. Mr. Kaske stated that he can not earn any more money this year so payment would have to be deferred until next year. Mr. Kaske stated he is looking at a $3,000 salary for 30 hours a week. There was Council discussion with Mr. Kaske. There was Council consensus to redraft the contract and have it ready for approval next week.
Mayor Starks informed Council that he will not be in attendance next week but the contract with Mr. Kaske will be on the agenda.
Councilmember Gipson moved and Councilmember Doolittle seconded to adjourn to workshop and the meeting adjourned to workshop at 9:04 PM.
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