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Minutes 07-24-2019

July 24, 2019

The Enterprise City Council held a special council meeting on July 24th, 2019. Those present were Mayor Stacey Karvoski, City Councilors Larry Christman, Jenni Word, Micah Agnew, Dave Elliott, Chris Pritchard, and Bruce Bliven. Staff present; City Administrator Lacey McQuead, Fire Chief Paul Karvoski, and Public Works Director Ronnie Neil. Guests Present:  City Attorney Wyatt Baum, City Engineer Brett Moore and Project Manager Bill Ledbetter.

Enterprise Fire Department-Fire Chief Wages

Councilor Pritchard stated that he would like to propose the City pay Chief Karvoski $3,600 per year. Council agreed that $3,600 was fair. Councilor Pritchard made a motion to approve the annual salary for the Enterprise Fire Chief position at $3,600 per year. Councilor Agnew seconded that motion. No further discussion, motion passed unanimously.

Resolution No. 646

Ronnie explained that the rules have changed since the City of Enterprise submitted their most recent application in 2018. At the last meeting, the Council approved Resolution No. 645 that pertained to the SCA Grant being submitted. However, upon submitting that grant, Lacey was contacted by the grant manger, who recommended the City pull back their grant, review the requirements, and resubmit for a different project. The attached resolution explains the project and the request of the City of Enterprise. Resolution No. 645 is void. Ronnie explained the project as described in Resolution No. 646. Councilor Elliott agreed that the project would remedy the problems occurring on Residence Street. Councilor Karvoski read the changes made from Resolution No. 645 to Resolution No. 646. Councilor Christman made a motion to approve Resolution No. 646 as submitted by Lacey McQuead. Councilor Pritchard seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Radio Engineering Funding Request- Tim Peck (previously submitted)

At the previous meeting, the Council asked Lacey to meet with the City Auditor regarding this request for funding. Lacey informed the council that after the conversation with the auditor, the conclusion is that none of the funds from the Motel Tax Fund are allowed to be expended on the radio equipment project as described by Mr. Tim Peck at the prior meeting. Council Agnew stated that he is in favor of supporting the project, just not with those funds. Councilor Elliott stated that he is not comfortable with approving the expense for engineering plans, regardless of where the funds come from. Fire Chief Paul Karvoski explained the history with the radios currently used in Wallowa County. The Council determined they were not comfortable moving forward and asked Lacey to prepare a letter to be signed by Mayor Karvoski, explaining that the City supports the idea of upgrading, but is not in a position to financial contribute to the project at this time.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Enterprise City Council held an executive session as allowed by ORS 192.660(2)(f) to consider information of records that are exempt by law from public inspection.

The City Council re-opened public session. No action taken.

With no further business, meeting adjourned.