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Minutes August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

The Enterprise City Council met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016.  Those present were Mayor Steve Lear, Councilors Larry Christman, Stacey Karvoski, Dave Elliott, Bill Coffin, Jenni Word; Staff Joel Fish, Michele Young, Ronnie Neil,  

Guests:                Josh Kesecker, Kate Fent


Councilor Karvoski made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to approve the July 11, 2016 minutes.  Motion passed unanimously.


Mayor Lear read a letter from R’s Consignment & More opposing to the city allowing someone from Washington to come in and sell products out of a trailer.  After discussion it was felt that if the business’s downtown are opposed to this they should approach the city with a solution. The only solution the Mayor sees is requiring a Business License but everyone is always opposed to that.  No action taken. 

Kate Fent asked that they be allowed to have alcohol in the city park.  Sept. 17, & 18.  Kate stated they are having a Dodge Ball fundraisers for Karlie Riggs.  After discussion the Council approve the event at the park but asked that Michele call our insurance agent to verify liability.  Councilor Elliott asked why it was necessary to allow alcohol.  It was the opinion of everyone that is just because adults will bring their own alcohol.   Councilor Christman made and Councilor Karvoski seconded the motion to allow the use of the city park for the event and allowing alcohol with any conditions placed by our insurance.  Motion passed with 5 in favor and Councilor Elliott opposing. Motion passed.


Public Works – Ronnie stated that the project is winding down, the old reservoir is being sanded, and additional cracks were found amounting to 1,200 linear feet.  Ronnie described pipe that was replaced and other items at the reservoir.  It will be down 3-4 more weeks, the integrity of the tank is in good shape.

The crew has been street patching and installing concrete collars around the hydrants.  There is a lot of clean up yet to do. 

They have put out 727 tons of asphalt at $54,528.  Oiled the gravel streets and then we are doing some chip sealing on Garfield, Holmes, Margaret and Lyle streets.

Ronnie discussed some water pressure issues we had at Wallowa Valley Heights caused from the reservoir being shut down.  We are currently only running off of the new reservoir that has caused some issues on the south end of town.  It will improve once we get the old reservoir online.

Michele updated the council on her office schedule.  Gina is now working 3 days per week, 6 hours a day and it has really helped in their office.  The audit begins in a few weeks and they are ready.  Michele stated that she is sending Lacey to the Local Government Personnel Conference.    

Chief Fish stated that Chief Joseph Days was quiet here in our town.  Officers Kohlhepp and Stone have been working down their vacation and comp time accruals.  We had a mediation over chickens that went well.  Joel is working on pricing for a new vehicle and he has 4 final applicant.

Chief Karvoski gave written report stating that EFD Assisted Medic II with two Lift assist for month of July.  EFD has been busy washing lots/pump training/water application and many other things. You may have seen us in Jo Days Parade this year, the guys had a great time. 


Mayor Lear stated that he has reduced the committees to 4 committees, he will provide a list next month.   Ronnie stated that he needs the Public Works Committee to meet on Wednesday at noon

Mayor Lear reminded everyone that we have a work-session on August 23rd at 6pm to review the Policy manual.


Ordinance No. 584 – Mayor Lear read by title Ordinance No. 584 “An Ordinance amending Chapter 12 of the Enterprise municipal Code, adding section 2.15 which provides criteria regarding Livery Vehicles within the City of Enterprise.

Mayor Lear stated the consensus was that we need an ordinance for Livery Vehicles at the last Council meeting.  Councilor Elliott made a motion to approve as amended from last month.  Councilor Karvoski seconded the motion. Michele took a Roll Call vote which was unanimous.  Motion passed.

Chief Fish stated she was used a lot during Chief Joseph Days hauling intoxicated persons in Joseph.


Mayor Lear stated that we have a Change Order for water project.  There were some streets that were badly ripped apart from the water project.  IFA (Infrastructure Finance Authority) has approved Change Order #6 in the amount of $248,937 for the purposes of restoring streets due to the damage caused by the construction activities.  The biggest job is for paving.  3rd Street, it was the worst street so they want to put in rolled curbs, it will grade to Park Street and drain there.

An Overlay on Montclair Street from the bridge to Thorpe’s Lane; upper Greenwood St. to the Mormon Church and then Main Street.  The funds are unspent funds from the project budget.

Councilor Karvoski made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to approve Change Order 6.  Motion passed unanimously.

Being no further business the meeting was adjourn.


                                                                                                Steve Lear, Mayor



Michele R. Young, City Admin./Recorder