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City Council Minutes 2010 02-16
AGENDA
CITY OF SALEM
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
6:00 P.M.
(Monday is Holiday)
I.      Call to Order
II.     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
III.    Approval of Minutes, February 1, 2010
IV.     Presentation of Petitions/Public Comments
V.      Mayor’s Report and Presentations
1.      Recommendation for Historical Commission  – William Wright
VI.     City Council Action
1.      Ordinance Amending Chapter 13, Daytime Truancy Curfew
2.      Consideration of Authorizing Annual Street & Sidewalk Improvements
3.      Consideration of Authorizing a Contract for Service With Direct Energy to Acquire Electrical Power and Sell Power to Salem at a Discount
4.      Consideration of a Proposed Engineering Service Agreement With Curry & Associates Engineers, Inc. for Engineering of World Color Ground Water Storage Tank Improvements
5.      Bills Payable
VII.    City Manager Report
VIII.   City Attorney Report
IX.     City Council Report
X.      Adjournment

Thomas F. Christie
City Manager
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           MINUTES                                 
CITY OF SALEM
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 FEBRUARY 16, 2010
6:00 P.M.
I.      CALL TO ORDER
The Salem City Council met in regular session on February 16, 2010, at the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor.
Council Members present upon roll call:
        Councilman Kip Meador
        Councilman Steve Huddlestun
        Councilman Tom Carr
        Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson
        Councilman David Black – arrived at 6:06 p.m.
Others Present:
City Manager Thomas F. Christie
City Attorney Michael R. Jones
City Clerk Jane Marshall
Public Works Director John Pruden
Economic Development Director Tracey McDaneld
Chief of Police Ron Campo
Code Enforcement Officer Brad Crow
Recreation Director Sherry Daniels
Assistant to the City Manager Bev West
Media:  Salem Times Commoner, WJBD Radio, Centralia Sentinel, USSonet - Video
Several members of the public, including several families representing Home Schooling
Absent:
Finance Director Marilyn Shook
DOEM Director Terry Mulvany
Library Director Kim Keller

II.     PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Opening prayer led by Councilman Carr, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


III.    APROVAL OF MINUTES – February 1, 2010
Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting of February 1, 2010 were presented for review.  
Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Meador seconded the motion to approve the minutes of Regular Council Meeting of February 1, 2010 as written and waive the reading.   Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Meador, Huddlestun, Carr, and Mayor Ferguson.   NAYS:  None.   Motion declared carried.  


IV.     PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mr. William Applebaum, representing Grewe, Inc. addressed Council stating he wished to thank Council for the opportunity to work with the City over the past two years.  He presented a letter addressed to Mayor Ferguson regarding Real Estate Agreement between the City of Salem and G.J. Grewe Development Company giving notice of termination of the contract for development of the 8 acre tract located at Highway 57 and Highway 50.  


V.      MAYOR’S REPORT AND PRESENTATIONS
Mayor Ferguson recommended William Wright, 915 North Broadway, to fill an unexpired term to April 30, 2012 on the Historical Commission.   Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Huddlestun seconded the motion to approve the appointment of William Wright to fill an unexpired term to April 30, 2012 on the Historical Commission.   Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Huddlestun, Carr, and Meador.  NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.  


VI.     CITY COUNCIL ACTION
This Item Considered as Second Item on City Council Action Agenda
1.      Ordinance Amending Chapter 13, Daytime Truancy Curfew
Chief Campo reported that he has met with representatives of the Home School parents and has reviewed the revised ordinance from the ROE.  
He stated that after some discussion with the parents, we felt that the language would never be satisfactory; therefore he is withdrawing his support of the proposed ordinance.  There was no motion to discuss the issue further.  The proposed ordinance died for a lack of a motion.  
**Arrival of Councilman Black at 6:05 p.m.


This Item Considered as Third Item on City Council Action Agenda
2.      Consideration of Authorizing Annual Street & Sidewalk Improvements
City Manager Christie reported that Public Works Director Pruden has prepared a list of prioritized street and sidewalk improvements for consideration with his recommendations for the 2010 program:
Streets – Bituminous Overlay – Baldridge Lane; E. Seneff Street – Broadway to Rotan (S. side of High School); S. Marion Street – south entrance to fairgrounds to South Broadway
Sidewalks – 300 Block W. McMackin, S. Side, including curb, drives, and handicap ramps; Misc - Guard Rail & Culvert – Kell Street and Blair Street
He also listed additional streets and sidewalk improvement for future projects and suggested Council select one or two of these projects.  Concrete surfacing as compared to overlay was discussed.  Following additional discussion, Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Black seconded the motion to accept the recommendation of Public Works Director Pruden (as listed above) and the engineering on Roddy Road – Mills Cart to Boone Street along with sidewalk project in 100 block of East McMackin on the south side, including curb, drives, and handicap ramps.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Meador, Huddlestun, and Black.  NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  

This Item Considered Fourth on the City Council Action Agenda
3.      Consideration of Authorizing a Contract for Service With Direct Energy to Acquire Electrical Power and Sell Power to Salem at a Discount
City Manager Christie asked Council consideration on contract for supply of electricity from Direct Energy for electric usage at the City’s municipal buildings and services.  He explained that this company purchases power from the grid and sells to municipalities at a rate that is less than Ameren’s cost for usage.  Following discussion, Councilman Black moved and Councilman Huddlestun seconded the motion to authorize the City Manager to enter into a 24-month agreement with Direct Energy for electric usage at a usage cost of 0.5477 with a potential cost savings of $25,988 per year; contingent upon favorable review by the City Attorney.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Meador, Huddlestun, Black, and Carr.  NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.  

This Item considered First on the Council Action Agenda  (before arrival of Councilman Black)
4.      Consideration of a Proposed Engineering Service Agreement With Curry & Associates Engineers, Inc. for Engineering of World Color Ground Water Storage Tank Improvements
City Manager Christie commented that repairs on the ground water storage tank on Selmaville Road have been budgeted for and during the past year the roof and other repairs have been made, except for the pumping equipment.  
Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Meador seconded the motion to approve the engineering agreement with Curry and Associates for engineering services on the Selmaville Road Water Pumping Station Improvements for an amount not-to-exceed $55,100.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Meador, and Huddlestun.  
NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  

5.      Bills Payable
Bills payable listing for period ending February 16, 2010 for a total amount of $1,194,697.91 was presented.  Following review, Councilman Black moved and Councilman Carr seconded the motion to approve bills payable as presented.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Meador, Huddlestun, and Black.  NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.  


VII.    City Manager Report
Because a question regarding the PK Coon Hunt was asked during bills payable item, City Manager Christie reported there is a good chance we will get this event back next year.  He complimented Steve Huddlestun, Jill Combs, and Tracy McDaneld for all their hard work that they did last year and that they continue to do to promote this event.  

City Manager Christie complimented Public Works Director Pruden and his department in the good job of snow removal.  


VIII.   City Attorney Report – No Report


IX.     City Council Report
Councilman Carr also thanked Public Works Director Pruden and his department on snow removal.  

Councilman Meador – no report

Councilman Huddlestun – no report

Councilman Black – no report


X.      ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business for discussion at 6:50 p.m.,  Councilman Huddlestun moved and Councilman Meador seconded the motion to adjourn.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Black, Carr, Meador, and Huddlestun.  NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  



Jane Marshall, CMC
City Clerk

Approved by City Council as written March 1, 2010