PUBLIC MEETING OF THE DEWEYVILLE TOWN COUNCIL

 

Minutes

 

THURSDAY MAY 10, 2012

 

7:00 PM DEWEYVILLE TOWN HALL

 

 

 

Attendance:    Mayor Robert Thayne                         Council member Todd Bingham        

 

Council member Lynn Stewart           Council Member Monte Garlick        

Kathy Gudmundson – Town Clerk

 

Absent:            Council member Joe Kliger

 

Visitors:  Deputy Archuleta, Brent Craven, Eric Page, Marlene Burger, Morgan Mendenhall

              

Opening Ceremony:  Council Member Monte Garlick gave the opening prayer with Mayor Thayne leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Brent Craven Water Operator and Litchford Cabin Discussion—Mr. Craven felt he wasn’t treated fairly in Council last time he was here.  He claims that Mr. Richard Williams misrepresented himself when he said he would lose his certification if he didn’t attend conference three years ago.  And as a result the Town Council approved him attending.  At the time, Mr. Craven talked with the Mayor for an hour.  Mr. Williams had stated that his certification was good for two years but that he needed an annual certification.  Council Member Stewart explained the certification process which can be spread out over three years and you can get the credits you need whenever.  You just can’t count the points in the first year.  The cost of the conference was $325.00.  Mr. Craven felt that when you added in transportation costs, it was over a $1000.00.  Council Member Stewart pointed out that Mr. Williams lodged with a friend at no charge and did not claim mileage. Mr. Craven has zero expectations at this time.  Mr. Williams currently checks the chlorine content of the town water three times a week.  Mr. Stewart is Mr. Williams’ boss and as such is responsible for his actions.  Ms. Burger stated that Mr. Williams had told her that he wished the town would find someone else to do his town job.  Mr. Craven came to impart information with no expectations.  Mr. Bingham stated that the council has a responsibility to monitor each of the town employees including examining time cards.  The Council agreed  to do that. Mr. Craven wants Bear River Health Department to come and get the water samples instead of Mr. Williams.  Council Member Stewart said he will take monthly samples to Logan from now on. 

The cabin—Brent will donate and refurbish.  Hopefully, it can be placed in the park.  It was questioned if safety is an issue?  If no one can get in, then there is less liability.  This building is the oldest in town.  Ms. Burger is willing to head to a committee.  Matching grants can be labor as well as dollars. The Council thinks we should look into the project.  It could cost a couple thousand dollars to relocate the water sprinklers on lawn.   

Ms. Burger and Mr. Craven left the meeting at 8:05 pm

 

  1. Rhett Summers Eagle Scout Project Presentation—He couldn’t make it to the council meeting.  He is going to paint fire hydrants. The town will buy the paint.
  2. Morgan Mendenhall Tree City Presentation—Mr. Mendenhall represents Arbor Day.  Deweyville has been awarded Arbor Day Award.  The tree ordinance is good start. A flag, hat and pin were given to Council Member Garlick.
  3. Approval of April 12th Council Meeting Minutes—Council Member Stewart made a correction on a name.  Mayor brought up possibility of buying a new system to record the minutes for next year. 

 

MOTION:  Council member Bingham made a motion to approve the minutes for April 12, 2012.  Council member Garlick seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously

Aye Votes:                              Mayor Robert Thayne                     Council member Bingham

Council member Garlick                 Council member Stewart

 

  1. Approval Monthly Bills--Water Department is good.  Kirby should be coded to the walking trail.   

 

MOTION:  Council member Bingham made a motion to approve the bills for May 2012.  Council member Stewart seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously

 

 

Aye Votes:                              Mayor Robert Thayne                     Council member Bingham

Council member Garlick                 Council member Stewart

 

  1. Planning and Zoning Review—Shauna Wright has resigned.  Mayor Thayne will talk to Maxine Goring and Jeff Spenst to see if they are interested in serving.       

      New Business: 

  1. DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF FISCAL YEAR 2013 TENTATIVE BUDGET –The Council will vote on a final budget at the next council meeting. The Mayor gave presentation of the budget numbers.  There was a discussion of the numbers on the budget.  Council Member Bingham presented his budget for a filtrated water system for the canal water to keep it from clogging the sprinkler heads.  

 

MOTION:  Council member Stewart made a motion to approve making June 14th the final budget public hearing.  Council member Bingham seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously 

Aye Votes:                              Mayor Robert Thayne                     Council member Bingham

Council member Garlick                 Council member Stewart

 

 

MOTION:  Council member Stewart made a motion to adopt the tentative budget for 2013.  Council member Bingham seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously.

Aye Votes:                              Mayor Robert Thayne                     Council member Bingham

Council member Garlick                 Council member Stewart

      Unfinished Business:

 

2.      Insurance Appraisal—We are covered for earthquakes.  We do insure the water tanks but not the water lines.  Mayor Thayne, with council approval, told our insurance carrier to insure all of the property.   

  1. PROPOSED RESOLUTION # 5-12-01;  A RESOLUTION OF THE DEWEYVILLE TOWN COUNCIL ESTABLISHING FEES REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF DEWEYVILLE.

 

There was a discussion on the fees.  

 

MOTION:  Council member Garlick made a motion to approve Resolution #5-12-01.  Council member Stewart seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously

Aye Votes:                              Mayor Robert Thayne                     Council member Bingham

Council member Garlick                 Council member Stewart

 

 

  1. Memorial Day Celebration--Everything’s good.  Mayor Thayne will get a biography for our speaker. 
  1. Fire District Information—nothing new
  2.  Emergency Management--nothing new

 

       Public Comments:  This is an opportunity for the public to address the council.

       Please limit your comments to three minutes.

Eric Page asked about the walking trail.  Mr. Page will cut the grass.  He has fixed the weed sprayer and has permission to spray.   

       Council Member Reports:

  1. Water and Roads (Lynn Stewart)--We share a spring with Elwood and Tremonton.  We agree to the source protection plans per the council.     
  2. Documentation, Public Safety and Info. (Monte Garlick)--
  3. Park, Ordinances, P&Z, (Joe Kliger)
  4. Buildings and Cemetery Maintenance (Todd Bingham)
  5.  Council member Bingham asked what we should do about the conversation with Mr. Craven.  Council member Stewart said he has had no problems with Mr. Williams.  Mayor Thayne talked with our attorney who said there are no legal grounds after all this time..  Mayor Thayne thinks Mr. Williams said that he needed the points to keep his certificate in general.  It is easier to get points in lump sum than a few at a time.  Mr. Williams took time off work to attend conference and paid most of his own expenses.  Council member Garlick said that if there was a question about Mr. Williams, it should have just been stated.  Mr. Bingham stated that there is nothing we can do about what happened three years ago.  The Town Council spent 45 minutes listening to Mr. Craven.  Mayor Thayne suggested that we use time cards to record what employees are working on.  The Town Council wants Mr. Williams to continue his employment.  The Town Council should move on no matter what happened three years ago. The town would be in a bad situation if Mr. Williams quits.  Mayor Thayne thinks Mr. Williams is doing an excellent job.  Council Member Stewart will talk to Mr. Williams. Mr. Page was on the Town Council at the time this occurred and does not believe that there was any intent on Mr. Williams’ part to mislead the council and that he trusts Richard completely.  Council Members Bingham and Stewart will meet with employees to get everyone using the same time card with more information on the timesheet

      Adjourn

MOTION:  Council member Bingham made a motion to adjourn.  Council member Garlick seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 9:45.

Aye Votes:                              Mayor Robert Thayne                     Council member Bingham

Council member Garlick                 Council member Stewart