Draft Minutes Special Called Meeting Thursday August 23, 2018

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MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

IN A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING ON AUGUST 23, 2018

AT 7:10 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

 

Present were: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests present were: Sharlene King

 

ROLL CALL

Huffman             Absent

Fender                 Present

Brown                  Present

Kucera                 Present

Gold                     Present

Woods                 Present

 

Mayor Rauch opened the meeting and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. None.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

a.   BILL NO. — 18-09 — An Ordinance Establishing the Tax Levy on all Real and Personal Property located within the City of Billings for the Year 2018.  Motion made by Fender seconded by Kucera to have the First Reading of Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. No discussion. Roll Call Vote; Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye. Voting “Nay” None.     No abstentions. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Motion made by Brown seconded by Fender to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. No discussion. Roll Call Vote; Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye.   Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Gold seconded by Woods to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. No discussion. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Motion made by Kucera seconded by Brown to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage, Thereof. Roll Call Vote; Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Brown seconded by Fender that Bill No. 18-09 be accepted as Ordinance No. 18-09.   Roll Call Vote; Woods– Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Bill No. 18-09 is now Ordinance 18-09.

b.   Viebrock could not be here, so Sharlene King is here to speak. Billings Merchants would like to have permission to close Commercial St between Washington and Jefferson on September 22nd for their Fall Harvest. King would also like permission to park vendor vehicles on the Grassy Knoll on Main Street. Fender would like to have no parking in front of King’s on US 60. King will block that spot off. Woods stated since the City leases the lot next to City Hall, then the City needs to give permission for that. Motion to grant permission to close Commercial St. between Washington and Jefferson, the grassy lot next to City Hall and the Grassy Knoll on Main St. made by Woods seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

c.   Review and approve Treasurer’s report with a correction the Park balance from 707,553.00 to 7,553.00. Motion to amend the report made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

d.   Mayor discussed which account to take the difference out of, Street Fund or the General Fund. Woods asked what the balance was, the Street Fund would be the only fund that can be justified. Woods stated if the money is in the fund use it, if the Street Fund got in trouble the General Fund could bail it out. Woods still has $9,300.00 for the Mt. Vernon St. project. Motion made by Gold that the difference come out of the Street Fund, $17,741.00 seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

e.   Taylor recommended City hire Justin Braden as a Police Office at $14.00 per hour, he has to give 2 weeks notice at the Christian County Sheriff Office. Braden is experienced has worked at Walnut Grove Police Department, is in his early thirties. Fender asked if the contract was mentioned to him. Fender made the motion to hire Justin Braden at $14.00 per hour seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

f.   Taylor stated the attorney has the contract, he will speak about the contract. Petrus stated will make a few changes.   Board needs to decide what amount to put in the contract. Petrus suggest the amount not be too large. Gold stated that would be a deterrent if the amount too large they might not take the job. Gold thinks $2,500.00 would be a good figure. Petrus stated the Mayor needs to sign the contract. Motion to approve the Attorney to draft a contract based on the discussion of the Board made by Gold seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

g.    Discussion of wages and pay raises for the police department. Motion on wages for the Police Department; inexperienced hires will start at $12.00 per hour after ninety days a raise of a $1.00 more per hour and after a year another $1.00 per hour, for experienced hires will start at $14.00 per hour after ninety days a raise of $1.00 more per hour and after a year another $1.00 per year made by Woods seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

h.   Motion to Table this item made by Gold seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

i.   Motion to review and approve wages, expenses, bills, statement and other expenditures for the month of July, 2018 made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera.

 

No further business.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

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                                                                                          David Rauch, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

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Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

   

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