September 2021 Minutes

PUBLIC HEARING FY22 FINAL BUDGET meeting was held at Hot Springs Town Hall and via Zoom

Called to order by Mayor Woods at 7:00 pm

Roll Call Stelter, Smith, Weatherly, Woods  absent Graham

Also Present: Amy Gray , John Carlbom, Emmitt Tucker, Steven Sheffield, Starla Rice

RESOLUTION 2022-01R RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF HOT SPRINGS FOR FY 2022- Read aloud by Mayor Woods

RESOLUTION 2022-02R RESOLUTION FOR SETTING THE PAY RATES OF EMPLOYEES/CONTRACT WORKERS FOR THE 2021-2022 BUDGET YEAR- Read aloud by Mayor Woods

Mayor Woods asked for Public Comment, there was none. 

Public hearing closed at 7:11 pm

TOWN COUNCIL MEETING Minutes for September 1, 2021 

Meeting was held at Hot Springs Town Hall and via zoom immediately following the Public Hearing. 

CALL TO ORDER by Mayor Woods at 7:11 pm

ROLL CALL Stelter, Smith, Weatherly, Woods  absent Graham

Also Present: Amy Gray , John Carlbom, Emmitt Tucker, Steven Sheffield, Starla Rice

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES Stelter/ Weatherly 3-0 pass

PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS Smith/Stelter 3-0 pass

REPORTS

MAYOR- Mayor Woods reported on the water project. The water project went out for bids for the main extension, tank rehab and well. There was  lot of interest at pre-bid but only two actually submitted bids for the project. One was way high and was only for one portion of the work, the second bid was close to our budget. Morrison Maierle will be vetting them so we can move forward.

PUBLIC WORKS has been picking up brush and yard waste. We had one guy out who was out due to Covid from  Public works, and one from the office.  

FIRE DEPT-we have had a few traffic accidents and we send a few guys and a couple of truck to the fire in Thompson Falls for mutual aid

POLICE- provide by Chief Pfleger and presented by Mayor Woods

CLERK- court has been extremely busy

LIBRARY – presented by Starla

ZONING COMPLIANCE- We have had a lot of water and sewer questions with people asking to be hooked up along Jaques Rd and possibly annexing. We may have to look at annexation on all of Jaques Rd. We have a lot of projects to do there. 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM WILL BE ALLOWED

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLUTION 2022-01R RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF HOT SPRINGS FOR FY 2022- Smith/Stelter 3-0 pass

RESOLUTION 2022-02R RESOLUTION FOR SETTING THE PAY RATES OF EMPLOYEES/CONTRACT WORKERS FOR THE 2021-2022 BUDGET YEAR

 Smith/Weatherly 3-0 pass

DISCONTINUE POLICE COMMISSION- Wood explained that the police would follow the same grievance procedure as all other town employees. This will require a change to the personnel policy  Smith/ Stelter 3-0 pass

HIRE POLICE OFFICER- We have been down one full time police officer since this spring. We have advertised and received one application. Jason Acheson was interviewed, and Woods recommends hiring him.  He has worked part time for the Town in the past and has been filling in periodically for the past couple of months. He was also still an active Reserve officer for the Town.  He is an EMT and community minded Woods would like to hire him.  Motion to approve Woods to hire Jason Acheson Weatherly/Stelter 3-0 pass

WATER PROJECT UPDATE- the well is in, developed and tested with approximately 20gpm. This fulfills DEQ requirements. Well is 350, Weatherly asked how deep the pump is, Woods explained that the pump will be set by the contractor. 

GOLF CART ORDINANCE REVIEW- Council and Mayor reviewed Polson’s Golf Cart Ordinance and made changes to meet the needs of Hot Springs. This will be on future agenda.

MORRISION MAEIRLE DRAW REQUEST Smith/Stelter 3-0 pass

PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Woods asked for public comment on non-agenda items, there was none

ADJOURN

8:12 pm Stelter/ Smith 3-0 pass

Dated this _________________Day of ________________________

Attest_______________________                 Signed____________________________

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