GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS PRESENT
Eric Hull, Mayor
Amy Robbins, Council
Ken Newell, Council
Mike Smith, Council

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS ABSENT
John Norman, Council President
Larry Fowler, Council

OFFICIALS PRESENT
Patty Hamm, City Clerk
Paul Bolinger, Chief of Police
Travis Courter, Code Enforcement Officer

PUBLIC PRESENT
Rick Nichols, Oskaloosa Independent


CALL TO ORDER
Eric Hull, Mayor, called the regular meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council to order at 7:00pm.

PUBLIC
Justin VanDyke did not appear as scheduled. Council discussed the burn pile located by the City Shop. Eric Hull noted that Bill Heard tries to burn on days of no wind, however, sometimes the weather prediction changes and is out of the City's control. Council agreed that there is not an alternative location to burn and the City will just have to monitor the wind as much as possible.

POLICE / CODE ENFORCEMENT / ANIMAL CONTROL
Paul Bolinger introduced Travis Courter as the new Code Enforcement Officer and Patrol Officer. Travis gave a report of Code Enforcement activity to date.

Paul Bolinger reported lots of theft reports being taken in the City.

Paul Bolinger reported the new radios are being programmed and will be installed in the vehicles soon.

Amy Robbins made a motion to purchase the three year Firewall Software not to exceed $1839 as presented. Ken Newell seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Eric Hull announced the City is still in need of an Animal Control Officer. Travis Courter agreed to take care of any animal calls while he is on duty with Code Enforcement and Patrol as needed.

UTILITIES
Ken Newell made a motion to accept the bid proposal from Torrey Bros. Construction, Inc., in the amount of $19,900 for the sandblasting and painting of the swimming pool. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Eric Hull reported the maintenance staff have been taking in scrap metal and cleaning up the shop area.

Eric Hull reported the maintenance staff have been cleaning and running the sewer jetter through the sewer lines for ongoing maintenance.

PARK & POOL
Eric Hull reported the Wildlife and Parks performed an inspection of our City Park and was extremely pleased with the condition and upgrades to the park.

LEGAL:  None

OLD BUSINESS
Patty Hamm reported she has completed the Code Book updates and would like each Council member to participate in review of the book a couple chapters at a time with the goal to have the completed book done by the end of 2018.

MINUTES
Mike Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2017 regular Council meeting as written. Amy Robbins seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=2, No=0, Abstain=1 (Ken Newell) Motion Carried

CORRESPONDENCE
Patty Hamm advised the official election results from the Jefferson County Clerk are for informational purposes only. Patty noted the new members can be sworn in the second Monday of January 2018.

Council reviewed a letter from Tressa Chapman, 308 Herkimer Street, regarding the need for more handicap accessible parking spots. Council agreed to fix the areas of her concerns that can be fixed such as sign replacement, etc., and to have legal counsel write a response to Ms. Chapman.

FINANCE
Amy Robbins made a motion to approve the November financial report and vouchers as presented. Ken Newell seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

ZONING
Patty Hamm reported the Planning Commission is still in need of one more member.

NEW BUSINESS
Amy Robbins made a motion to accept the 2018 Cereal Malt Beverage renewal application for Oskaloosa Thriftway. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Ken Newell made a motion to accept the 2018 Cereal Malt Beverage renewal application for Route 92 Quick Shop. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Mike Smith made a motion to accept the 2018 Cereal Malt Beverage renewal application for Casey's General Store. Ken Newell seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Ken Newell made a motion to offer the Holiday Lighting Winner reward prizes as $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Ken Newell made a motion to replace Amy Robbins, Council member, as a check signer of City funds with Mike Smith, Council member. Amy Robbins seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried

Council members agreed to hold the January regular Council meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00pm.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss, Mike Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00pm. Amy Robbins seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0 Motion Carried.

 Eric Hull, Mayor

 ATTEST:
Patty A. Hamm, City Clerk

 Minutes Approved:   JANUARY 18, 2018                    




CITY OF OSKALOOSA, KS
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
212 W WASHINGTON STREET
DECEMBER 7, 2017 * 7:00PM