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Minutes January 11, 2016

January 11, 2016

The Enterprise City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 11, 2016.  Those present were Mayor Steve Lear; Councilors Stacey Karvoski, Dave Elliott, Larry Christman, Jenni Word, Laura Miller; Staff Michele Young, Denine Rautenstrauch. Ronnie Neil, Lacey McQuead.

Absent:  Councilor Bill Coffin

Press:  Kathleen Ellyn, W.C. Chieftain.

Pledge of Allegiance



Councilor Miller made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to approve the December 14, 2015 meeting minutes.  Motion passed unanimously.


Thank you card read from Councilor Dave Elliott to the citizens of Enterprise for his $25 Gift Certificate for Christmas.

Thank you card from Mrs. Hagen to Office staff for the customer services when inquiring on her water bill.


Public Works:  Ronnie reported that his guys are doing some building and equipment maintenance.  Even though it was been cold we have only had one freeze up.

Library:  Denine reported that they did not have a meeting in December.  The bid was awarded for the lift project and now waiting for contractors to begin.

Administration:  Michele submitted her goals for 2016 which include restructuring duties in her office as there workload is such it has become hard to keep up with projects. ; completion of the Policy and Procedures Manual with the policy committee, increased training for staff and council; Land Use Code update

Fire Dept.:  Paul submitted a written report stating that in 2015 they had 49 meetings; 15 structure fires; 9 motor vehicle accidents; 24 service call/lift assist/smoke alarms; and 9 of the services calls were false alarms.  Total calls for 2015 were 53.

Police Dept.:  Officer Kohlhepp submitted a report that showed the Enterprise Police had 80  cases in the month of December



Policy Committee:  Councilor Karvoski stated that they have a form that the Department Heads have agreed to , they will evaluate their own staff.  In order to fairly evaluate Department Heads, the Council Committee's need to have a full understanding of what they do, what their challenges and goals are so we are recommending that Committee's meet quarterly with their assigned department.  The months this will take place are  January, April., July and October with Evaluation occurring in December.

Police Committee:  Councilor Word stated they have reviewed applications, removed the ones that did not have any law enforcement experience or supervisory experience.

Councilor Christman met with Officer Kohlhepp, they are having problems with the police vehicles.  The two dodges are rear wheel drive.  George has contacted the OSP motor pool.   Michele updated on Georges attempt to get cars while we are in Salem, stating he is hoping he can find one and bring home after the CIS conference the end of February.


City Attorney Appointment:  Councilor Christman and Karvoski were on the selection committee and have recommended that we appoint Wyatt Baum.  Mr. Baum has a lot of experience with cities.  Mayor Lear stated that Sadie Kennedy has inquired to rent from him and just wanted to let us know in case that is a conflict since she works for Baum.  It was not a conflict.  Motion passed unanimously.

Budget Officer:  Councilor Christman made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to appoint Michele Young as the Budget officer for 2016.  Motion passed unanimously.

Budget Calendar:  Councilor Word made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to adopt the 2016 Budget Calendar.  Motion passed unanimously.

Council President for 2016:  Councilor Karvoski made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to appoint Councilor Word as Councilor President.  Motion passed unanimously.

City Council Ordinance and Code of Ethic Form:  All councilors except Councilor Coffin turned in their signed Code of Ethic form stating they have received and read it.

Being no further business the meeting was adjourn.


                                                                                    Steve Lear, Mayor



Michele R. Young, City Admin/Recorder