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Minutes January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017

Worksession 7:00 P.M.

Michele Young Swore in incoming Mayor Stacey Karvoski and newly elected Council members Larry Christman (re-elected) and Micah Agnew and Chris Pritchard.

Questions and answers – Councilor Pritchard asked Michele about training in regards to the FEMA requirements for “NIMS” National Incident Management System that she had sent an email about.  Michele stated that she will put together information for the council so that they can, on their own time do the training that is recommended for elected officials.  Councilor Pritchard asked if utility fee increases so before the voters.  Michele stated that the Council approves all rate increases by resolution.


Mayor Karvoski opened the meeting and asked that all attendees turn off their cell phone and please sign in.

Pledge of Allegiance



Council President:  Councilor Elliott made and Councilor Agnew seconded the motion to re-appoint Councilor Word as Councilor President for 2017.


Committee sign-up sheet – Mayor Karvoski reviewed her new proposal combining some of the committees, making them more efficient.  She feels the committees are very important in how we conduct business. Mayor Karvoski stated that we have consolidated the committees and asked councilor to sign-up where their interests are. 

Councilor Elliott stated it is always hard to get everyone together.   He asked about setting a set time and date every month


Mayor Karvoski requested that we keep “Old Business” on the agenda so we do not forget items.

Minutes and bills for December – Councilor Christman made and Councilor Sullivan seconded the motion to approve the December 12, 2016 minutes and the December payables check register.  Motion passed unanimously



Michele stated that every year the city pays for an advertisement in the Visitor Guide.  This year, for the back page, we are looking at a little over $2,000.  Michele wanted to bring this to the council to make sure they are okay with spending the money.  Michele stated that is provides excellent advertising for our city and the events that are offered.  After discussion Councilor Christman made to a motion to continue advertising in the Chieftain Visitor Guide, Councilor Sullivan seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

The Council felt it was good advertising from our Motel Tax Fund.

January 9, 2017

RESOLUTION NO. 609 – A Resolution certifying the operations parameters of the City for 2017.  Councilor Pritchard made and Councilor Christman seconded the motion to Approve Resolution No. 609.  Michele took a Roll Call Vote of all Councilors present.  Motion passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 610 – A Resolution adopting revised Personnel Rules, Policies and Procedures for the City of Enterprise.   Councilor Word made and Councilor Sullivan seconded the motion to Approve Resolution No. 609.  Michele took a Roll Call Vote of all Councilors present.  Motion passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 611 – A Resolution Setting Fees for City services, permits, or applications.  Councilor Christman made and Councilor Word seconded the motion to Approve Resolution No. 611.  Michele took a Roll Call Vote of all Councilors present.  Motion passed unanimously.


Plowing street, frozen water, GIS mapping will be met next Wednesday the 18th.  Our toilet bowl froze and cracked at the city park of the man’s bathroom. 


Chief Karvoski submitted a written report stating they responded to 2 lift assist calls to Medic 2 and responded to a house fire in Wallowa assisting the Wallowa Fire Dept.


143 calls in December of which 23 were medical call and 19 traffic stops.  They took 22 reports and Sherriff took one in the city.  Chief Fish provide detail in his in his written report.

Officer Curtis is going to academy on January 22, graduation is May 12.  Joel is doing a self-study exam on January 20 through March for his required certifications.   


Circulation has remained steady, electronic circulation has tripled.  Their patron numbers are huge for our size.  Computer usage has decreased she thinks because of smart phones.  Micah asked how the electronic circulation/lending works – Denine stated they use a program called SageCat which is a commercial product which libraries share the cost.

Resolution No. 612 - A Resolution authorizing the transfer of appropriated funds within the FY2017 General Fund Budget.  This is for the over-run in costs to the Library project that were unanticipated.  Councilor Christman made and Councilor Agnew seconded the motion to approve Resolution No. 612.  Michele took a Roll Call vote of all councilors present.  Motion passed unanimously.

Next month’s agenda – Warde Park bids will be received to present to the Council for award.

No new business

Public Comment – Bruce Bliven asked who post minutes to our Website.  Michele provides the minutes to Denine to post.  Michele stated we were a few months behind but that they would be posted.

Councilor Christman complimented our public works crew for the great job they are doing in snow removal.   There was some discussion regarding the large piles on top of our storm drains, Ronnie stated they would be removing those as time allows.

Meeting adjourn at 8:37 p.m.

Next Council meeting will be February 13, 2017.


                                                                                                                Stacey Karvoski, Mayor



Michele R. Young, City Admin. /Recorder