Council Meeting Minutes 1/17/23

Author: City of Minneola/Monday, January 30, 2023/Categories: General News, Minutes

MINNEOLA CITY COUNCIL MEETS                                    January 17, 2023

The Minneola City Council met in regular session January 17, 2023, in the Civic Connection. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with the following Council members present: Chad Kirk, Dustin Laudick, and Marvin Jensen.  Mayor Carol Sibley presided.

Alan Luttrell, EBH, met with the Council to state that the Waterline Project is complete. The last bill was sent to USDA for reimbursement. There is currently one warranty item that the shingles on the well roof are loose. All items have a one year warranty based off of the substantial completion dates. Marvin made a motion that Mayor Carol Sibley can sign any final paperwork as needed, Chad seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Marvin made a motion to approve the minutes from December 19, 2022, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Computer printouts showing the financial status for the month of November were reviewed. There were no questions.

The CCLIP project is still on hold until negotiations or eminent domain takes place. The Snappy Stop sold, so we will have to negotiate with the new owner. The Council asked Tyler to find out how long the appraisals are good for. They also asked Tyler to get with Attorney Morgan Koon about the NE corner and sending a certified letter to that owner’s attorney.

Reminder that the Council meeting date for February 2023, has been changed to Tuesday, February 21, due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Tyler spoke with Building Solutions about the ENEL Kiosk for the Den Park. Building Solutions also talked about using a URL code that can be used by smart phones to access the information. The Council asked Tyler to find out more about this idea, cost for yearly upkeep, and long term costs.

The pool roof is almost complete. The cost will be over the estimate because most of the original 2 x 4’s and runners were rotted and had to be replaced. Davis Roofing is also going to wrap the trim/soffit in tin. Tyler asked about repainting the building and the Council asked him to bring some paint samples. There are some tiles and caulking that need to be fixed and Tyler plans on calling Austin Pools and Don Paddock. The chlorine room is rotted and Tyler is working up the cost to rebuild it. Elizabeth Selbe accepted the pool manager position.

Sergio Granados has accepted the summer maintenance position. Sergio is to provide a list of days needed off to Tyler.

Spray Foam Solutions provided two quotes for 2” cell foam insulation for the west shop building. One quote is to just do the ceiling and one quote is for doing the walls. The City will have to empty the shop before they start. Chad made a motion to proceed with the ceiling and the walls, Marvin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Tyler will also get pricing for replacing the west door and for one panel on the east door.

The Council discussed the electrical at the Veteran’s park. We want more light in the park, lights fixed or replaced in the shelter, and more electrical outlets. Tyler will get some pricing.

The final paperwork and check were delivered to Security 1st Title last Friday (1/13/23) for the property and easements with Stagecoach Farms. We will need to determine what to do with the land until it is developed. A special meeting will be set up to review and sign the RHID paperwork.

The City had a wastewater inspection on January 9. There were 3 minor deficiencies that we will need to fix.

The Waste Tire Grant application was submitted on January 10. We will know in April if we received the grant.

Per our waterline grant with Rural Development and the spreadsheet that was prepared by EBH, it is time to increase water rates (every two years). With the increase of costs for materials, electricity, and gas, it was recommended increasing the base rate $1.50/month. Marvin made a motion to approve Ordinance #2023-01, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

The City Worker’s comp rate increased. We only had one claim in 2021. Brenda Stewart is researching the costs.

Dustin made a motion to approve the bills as presented and include the bill from Dorothy Bremer, Marvin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Marvin made a motion to go into executive session for 50 minutes with the Mayor, Council, and advisor Patrick Williams, to discuss personnel issues of non-elected personnel, Chad seconded, motion passed 3/0. Executive session started at 9:00 pm. Council came out of executive session at 9:50 pm.

Marvin made a motion to go into executive session for 25 minutes with the Mayor, Council, advisor Patrick Williams, and Tyler Knox, to discuss personnel issues of non-elected personnel, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Executive session started at 9:55 pm. Council came out of executive session at 10:20 pm.

Chad made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Meeting adjourned at 10:21 pm.

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