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Roundup City Council Meeting Minutes

 

April 13, 2022



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROUNDUP

HELD ON JANUARY 18, 2022 AT 7:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AND GOTO MEETING.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jones. Clerk/ Treasurer Lanter conducted roll call with council members, Liggett, Vivirito, Erickson, McCleary, Toombs, and Fisher present. Also, present were Director Sibley, Assistant Clerk Mann, and Attorney Brooks and Long via video. Carlson and Compliance Officer Hoiland were absent.

Moved by Liggett seconded by Vivirito to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2022 meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.

Moved by Liggett, seconded by Erickson to approve agenda, adding the Library Board and Complaint Fisher received. All in favor. Motion carried.

Erickson will not be at the first meeting in February, will try to remote in.

No Public Comment.

Mayor Jones: Found an Essential Workers Designation Letter for future use. Will talk to Leagues and report back to Council to get input if City wants to implement it.

Read letter from Bruce Hoiland about premium pay. She is handling the matter asking Attorney Brooks for legal advice. Corrections ( Mayor Jones reported on letter from Bruce Hoiland and provided a letter to the council at their request.)

Mayor, along with Toombs and Fisher hand delivered documents to County Commissioners and Justice Court; Brad was not there. Commissioners wanted to discuss right away. Sheriff said he will not sign contract or provide service as written and pushed his attitude per Fisher. They were contacted by Sheriff individually.

Mayor received a complaint that wood from cut down trees are being taken; this person wanted the wood. More communication between Bud Committee and residents. Mayor will talk to Gene and Delores.

Attorney Brooks: Flood Ordinance needs first and second reading, perhaps February 1st and February 15th.

Will provide a two-page form with statues (MCA) for joint meeting with the county. Issue is where to have the meeting, opt for larger venue where Council, Commissioners and public can attend. Will set date after Brent provides guidance. Toombs was told city cannot give the fine money to the Sheriff’s Office.

Report of Site permits: Mayor Reported-Issued 3 permits.

Report out from Council Committee Meetings:

· Water Authority: Liggett Reported- Met last week. Bid was delayed due to supply issues. Date set for January 21st. April 1st is the deadline for Cities/Towns to decide if they want to be included. Shawmut and Deadmans Basin showed interest in being included.

· Parks Committee Discussion: Vivirito Reported- Met tonight before regular meeting. Changes to job description for Lifeguards, will have recommendations at next meeting. Signal Peak Grant application is due in April Mayor thinks $50,000.00 will cover project. Listed in order of importance, 1) Restroom project 2) Lawn Mower for Golf Course 3) Flag pole upgrade for War Memorial 4) Lights in the City Park as we do not have any bids received yet.

· Library Board: Toombs Reported- Four new computers, numbers are down due to cold weather. Received $6,200.00 in donations. They will have hot spots; info will be in paper and on radio. Keep Grant application on agenda.

· Fisher received a complaint from Mary R., lives behind Musselshell Valley Equipment. Has pictures of oil spill. Called local and state DES. Using diaper rags to clean and throwing into dumpster which can also be a violation. Director Sibley talked to Justin and looked himself, didn’t see anything. Mayor Jones will look into the utility regulations for guidance.

Clerk/Treasurer Lanter: Handed out Treasure’s Report.

Director Sibley: Received 2 bids for phase 6 of the water project. Guys are putting dirt in park around playground.

MOVED BY LIGGETT, SECONDED BY FISHER TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #1155 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ROUNDUP, MONTANA, ESTABLISHING BUDGETARY AUTHORITY IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF MONIES RECEIVED FROM THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND. ALL IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

No Public Comment.

MOVED BY TOOMBS, SECONDED BY VIVIRITO TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #1156 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ROUNDUP, MONTANA, ESTABLISHING BUDGETARY AUTHORITY IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF MONIES RECEIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FUND. ALL IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

No Public Comment

MOVED BY TOOMBS, SECONDED BY FISHER TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #1157 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ROUNDUP, MONTANA, ESTABLISHING BUDGETARY AUTHORITY IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF MONIES RECEIVED FROM THE MONTANA COAL ENDOWMENT PROGRAM PLANNING GRANT. ALL IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

No Public Comment

MOVED BY TOOMBS, SECONDED BY LIGGETT TO ACCEPT BID FOR PHASE 6 OF THE WATER PROJECT COP CONSTRUCTION WITH A BID OF $2,712,419 FOR ALL SIX SCHEULES. BID ACCEPTED PENDING MONTANA DEPT OF COMMERCE CTEP, CDBG AND DNRC-RRGL APPROVAL. ALL IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

Phase 6 is 90% grant funded. There is no rate increase in this project.

No Public Comment

Claims were read as follows:

City of Roundup (Petty Cash) $179.61

Montana Rural Water $350.00

McCleary Distributing $4,613.96

Roundup Record $288.75

Montana Dept. of Admin. $1,300.00

Terrell’s Office $1,545.00

MOVED BY TOOMBS, SECONDED BY FISHER TO APPROVE CLAIMS FOR THE PRECEDING MONTH AND DRAW WARRANTS ON THE TREASURY FOR THE SAME. ALL IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

No Public Comment.

Main Street is still under contract with KLE and will be fixed per Sibley.

MOVED BY TOOMBS SECONDED BY LIGGETT TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. MOTION CARRIED.

THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:44 P.M.

 

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