City of Pomeroy
City Council Regular Council Meeting
January 8, 2019
Mayor Miller called the January 8, 2019, regular City council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
A silent roll call was done, and the following were present: Mayor Paul Miller and Council members Adam Hodges, James Fuchs, James Harris, and Mike Cassetto.
Absent: Susie Bowles
Also present were City Superintendent, Kenny Landkammer, and Clerk/Treasurer, Shaun Martin
1. Sheriff’s Report: Sheriff Hyer prepared a report for Calls to Service for the month of December, 2018. He said that calls were down for the month, and he continues to work with Landkammer on junk vehicles. Richard Hamilton joined the department, and he will be attending the academy in Spokane. Hyer said that there remains one deputy position yet to fill. Lastly, he invited the Council to attend the Lewiston’s YWCA homeless fundraiser on February 22, 2019. Hyer and his wife will be making their award-winning baked potato soup.
2. John Hanson – Alternative Energy: He requested that Council revisit allowing wind energy as an alternate energy source.
Michelle Bly was present and spoke on the Sixth Street Bridge, Sunnyside Pump Station and Water/Sewer System plan:
1. Sixth Street Bridge:
a. Motion made by Hodges to authorize the Mayor to sign pay request #29 in the amount of
$11,656.80, Fuchs seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
b. A pre-bid walk through will be held on January 17th at the project site beginning at 10:00
2. Sunnyside Pump Station:
a. Project Report
b. Motion made by Hodges to authorize the Mayor to sign pay request #12 in the amount of
$49,826.61 payable as follows: TD&H Engineering=$8,163.80; McClintock &
Turk=$41,662.81, Fuchs seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Bly also provided
a Certificate for Substantial Completion and punch list. Bly noted that the generator had a
long lead time, and it is expected to arrive in early March.
c. A favorable Grant Monitoring Report has been received from Sheila Lee-Johnston,
d. Project Walkthrough Scheduled for January 17, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. to 9:45
a.m., at the project site
3. Water/Sewer Plan Update: Bly presented a bill in the amount of $8,813.30, which is contained in the Consent Agenda. Grant Morgan will be meeting with Bly for a technical update and funding resources.
4. Grant Morgan proposed to provide design and construction engineering services for the Columbia Street, Main to 5th project. Harris made a motion to request Garfield County Engineer Morgan to draft an Interlocal Agreement for design and construction engineering services for the Columbia Street project, Cassetto seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
5. GMA – Comprehensive Plan: Council asked the Clerk to obtain more detailed billing information from Mr. Brigham, including the tasks that were completed during this billing period.
6. Vacant Property Utility Fees: Motion made by Fuchs to table this item until a future meeting, Harris seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
7. Complete Streets: TIB in in receipt of the City’s Nomination for this Program. The City should be hearing soon from TIB as to whether it is selected for this program.
8. Harris made a motion to adopt Resolution 19-01, Cassetto seconded, and the motion passed unanimously: A resolution of the City Council of the City of Pomeroy, Washington, approving a Policy related to Purchasing Procedures, Commitment, and Authority.
9. Fuchs made a motion to adopt Resolution 19-02, City of Pomeroy Cash Handling Policy and Procedures, Harris seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
10. LED Street Lighting Schedule: Bill Clemons from Pacific Power and Light said that the Pomeroy installation is scheduled to begin as soon as Dayton’s project is completed.
11. Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting: Harris and Cassetto have volunteered to serve on this committee.
COUNCIL COMITTEE REPORTS
a. Thomas Warren will be taking his WWTP Operator I course in Tri-Cities on January 9,
2019. He will also be applying to take the Water Operator 1 Training course.
b. Zeke McConnell has submitted his resignation effective January 30, 2019.
a. Monthly Cash Reports
b. Age Analysis Reports
c. Water Bond Redemption loan payment included in Consent Agenda for $14,675.00 (next
payment due in July, 2019).
Mayor asked if any items should be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration. Fuchs asked to pull the billing from Don Brigham in the amount of $1,250.00 from the Consent Agenda. Mayor asked for a report from the Audit Committee. Harris stated that he found no problems and made a motion to accept the Consent Agenda, Fuchs seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
A. Minutes of regular meeting of December 4, 2018.
B. Payroll Roster dated December 28, 2018, for $40,300.91, checks #5881-#5907, and
IRS electronic funds transfer payment.
C. Claims clearing roster dated January 8, 2019, in the amount of $196,234.19
checks #5908-5951, (including credit card fees and State Excise Tax).
Fuchs made a motion to excuse Bowles from this evening’s meeting due to illness, Cassetto seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Fuchs said that the street repairs made by the school crosswalk last summer are not correcting the “water pooling” problem. Landkammer said that the crew is working on a water-diversion solution to correct this issue.
At 9:56 p.m., Mayor Miller adjourned the meeting. The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Shaun Martin, City Clerk/Treasurer
G. Paul Miller, Mayor