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Minutes November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016

The Enterprise City Council held a work session for the purposes of sitting through a presentation from Anderson Perry & Assoc. and Ronnie Neil to review a proposed GIS program for the city’s water, sewer and storm water system.   The work session was from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  No decisions were made.

The Enterprise City Council met in regular session on Monday November 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Those present were Mayor Steve Lear, Councilors Bill Coffin, Larry Christman, Jenni Word, Stacey Karvoski, Ashley Sullivan, David Elliott; Staff Joel Fish, Michele Young, Denine Rautenstrauch and Ronnie Neil.

Guests:  Micah Agnew, Michael Moore, Wendy Stewart, Jack & Lenora Jenkins, T.J. Miller, Michael Farley, Chris Pritchard, Bruce Bliven.

Press:  Kathleen Ellyn

Mayor Lear opened the meeting and asked if there were any additions to the agenda, there were none.

Chief Fish lead the city through the Pledge of Allegiance.

Council and staff did Introductions.

Michele Young swore in Ashley Sullivan to the City Council filling Position No. 3.


Councilor Christman made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to approve the October 10, 2016 minutes and the October 2016 accounts payable register.    Motion passed unanimously.


Mayor Lear opened a hearing to discuss ordinance violations regarding a private sewer line draining directly under a house owned by Jim Livingston located at 400 Depot St.  Mr. Livingston was notified of this hearing by letter and email dated October 21, 2016.  Mr. Livingston did not attend this hearing or submit any written response.

City Attorney Wyatt Baum went through the process as outlined in our ordinance, we used the process recommended by the State Building Codes Inspector which was to follow our own.   Wyatt asked who witness the failure in their private sewer.  Chief Fish was the first to report it stating the odor was very strong, then a City Public Works employee went on sight and looked under the house.  There was not raw sewage but that it was basically septic from what he could see and smell. 

Wyatt discussed with the council their options of declaring the building dangerous and that it is a nuisance.  Because Mr. Livingston has not made any effort to respond to the letter dated October 21, 2016 the council directed Mr. Baum to proceed with mailing a letter ordering action to be taken within 5 days on getting sewer directly connected to the city sewer service.

Councilor Christman made a motion requiring that all sewage be removed and the sewer line be repaired by a licensed plumber per building code requirements.  Motion was seconded by Councilor Coffin, motion passed unanimously.


Ronnie Neil updated what he had written in his written report regarding the leak at the water reservoir, it was a valve.   We are still not operating our old reservoir or spring yet.  We have some control valves that need to be fine tuned, the scada system is still in the process of being programed.  The valves will be fine-tuned the first of December so that we can get the old reservoir tied to the new one

Ronnie stated that he would like the Public Works Committee to meet with him regarding the GIS presentation and brought back to the council in December.

Library – Councilor Karvoski asked how the lift is doing.  Denine stated the project is basically complete and working.

Administration - Michele stated that our SCA grant application for paving was again denied.  Michele stated that the state budget is just too small for small cities paving grants.  We did write a letter asking that legislation look at increasing that budget, as it stands now we can only get a grant every 9 years or so.   Michele stated online payment options are now available to the public.

Police – Chief Fish provided call statistics for the month of October.  Chief Fish stated that Officer Jacob Curtis was sworn in, the state has put him in the March – July school.

They participated in trunk-r-treat and it was a lot of fun.  They had a lot of kids visiting them.

Fire – Michele stated the Fire Dept. has voted to discontinue the current retirement plan, it is failing.  Michele will work on this and when answers on how to do this are complete she will call to the Fire Dept. Committee for retirement plan change recommendations.

Winterfest event permit – Councilor Word made and Councilor Karvoski seconded the motion to approve the Winterfest event permit including street closure for the parade.  Motion passed unanimously.

Wendy Stuart – Wendy requested the yearly $10 certificates for holiday bus tour from Motel Tax funds be granted again this year.   So far there is one bus full and usually we end up with two buses.  Michele stated that we have given a not to exceed $840.00

Councilor Karvoski made a motion that we approve the $840 and include aa $50 gift certficate for a drawing, totaling $890.00. Councilor Christman seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Christmas Buck skin bucks – Councilor Christman made and Councilor Coffin seconded the motion to approve $25 Buck Skin Bucks for employees and all volunteers.  Motion passed unanimously.

Councilor Christman stated that now that we have the fire truck on the corner it would be nice to have a cover built to protest it.  Councilor Christman made and Councilor Coffin seconded the motion which passed unanimously to direct staff to move forward with having a fire truck cover built.

Being no further business the meeting was adjourn at 8:20 p.m.


                                                                                                                Steve Lear, Mayor



Michele R. Young, City Admin./Recorder