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Minutes- 10/14/2019

City Council Meeting, October 14th, 2019

The Enterprise City Council held a work session beginning at 6:00PM for the purpose of discussing items between Staff and Council.

Council President opened the public meeting for the Enterprise City Council at 6:30PM. Those present were City Councilors Jenni Word, Larry Christman, Dave Elliott and Bruce Bliven. Staff present; City Administrator Lacey McQuead, Police Chief Joel Fish, and Library Denine Rautenstrauch.

Guests present; John Hillock, Rich Wandschneider, Rick Bombaci, two members of Boy Scouts.

Press- William Bradshaw, WC Chieftain




Council Christman made a motion to approve the September 2019 City Council Minutes and accounts payable register, as submitted by Lacey McQuead prior to the meeting. Council Elliott seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.




Administrative- City Administrator Lacey McQuead read her report submitted in the council packet. No comments or questions.

Fire- Fire Chief Paul Karvoski absent.

Library- City Librarian Denine Rautenstrauch submitted her report prior to the start of the meeting. No comments or questions.

Police- Chief Fish read his report to the council. Joel added that he attended the joint Chiefs and Sheriffs Association Conference last month.

Public Works- Public Works Director Ronnie Neil was not present.


Lacey asked the council to decide on a time limit allowed for public comment at the town hall meeting in November. Council agreed to five minutes.


Councilor Elliott explained that the committee reviewed the application and the following recommendations are made:

                GEMS- GEMS requested $2,000, Committee recommends $2,000

                Fishtrap- Fishtrap requested $2,000, Committee recommends $1,000

                WC Ice Rink- WC Ice Rink requested $2,000, Committee recommends $2,000

Councilor Elliott explained that Fishtrap Fireside is not as tourist oriented, therefore they reduced the amount requested. Councilor Christman made a motion to approve the committee’s recommendation as presented by Councilor Elliott. Councilor Bliven seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.


Rich Wandschneider, Rotary President, introduced himself, Rick Bombaci (Rotary Treasurer) and then John Hillock, as John has the ability to answer any questions related to the concerns council previously had. John explained the old clock was a bad decision, as it was purchased because it was the lowest bid. John explained the struggles with repairing the old clock and the multiple times repairs were made to keep the clock going. John explained that this new clock will have GPS technology allowing it to be reset, powered by a .6 volt battery that will be good for several years, is close to the same dimensions of the new clock, but has a face that will be backlit instead of the LED tubes around the previous one. It was furthered explained that the Rotary received two others quotes, one that was $3,000 more and one that was $1000 less. However, the one that cost less did not have the same features and they did not feel it would be the best replacement.

Rich then explained the amount of money that has currently been donated or pledged for the clock replacement, stating they are $2500.00 short of the total amount needed for this project. Councilor Elliott asked about the warranty of the clock, Rich stated it was three years from the date of shipment.

Councilor Christman made a motion to approve the city give the Rotary $2,500 out of the opportunity fund, in order to purchase the clock. Councilor Elliott seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.


Lacey explained that the Trunk-or-Treat Event Permit was included in the council packet. She stated that the event is identical to last year, street closures the same, time the streets are closed is the same, and she is recommending approval of the Event Permit. Councilor Christman made a motion to approve the Trunk-or-Treat event permit for October 31st, 2019. Councilor Elliott seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.


Lynnie Appleton explained that this is the 16th year of vet checks. She stated that the only change from last year is for the event to take place in the morning instead of the afternoon. She explained that last year they had 200 kids at race central, so they needed to move race central to the cloverleaf and have that portion of the event take place in the afternoon. Lynnie stated that she works with the businesses to make sure they are not impacted, or have as little impact as possible. She explained that even though they barricade the road on the intersection at Main and 1st Street, she has a person out there to open up the road to allow from traffic through 1st.

With no further discussion, Councilor Elliott moved to approve the Event Permit for the Eagle Cap Sled Dog Vet Checks as submitted by Lynnie Appleton. Councilor Christman seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.


November 6th- Town Hall Meeting at 6:00PM

With no further business, meeting adjourned.