CITY OF TOULON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
TOULON FIRE HOUSE
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Met in the water dept. bldg. on 9/10/18 at 1:30 p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor, Art Nutzhorn, Donna Lefler (1 st Ward), Connie Jacobson, Gene
Gibler (2 nd Ward), Rob Finney (3 rd Ward) Ryan Kelly absent. Barbara J Cantwell City
Clerk, No attorney present.
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Hollis called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
MINUTES: Page 2 first paragraph under REPORTS FROM CITY
EMPLOYEES/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN insert Rob Kamerer reported. Corrected
the spelling of Regular in heading. Page 3 under OLD SETTLERS DONATION, insert
Connie Jacobson abstained. Donna Lefler made a motion to accept the minutes
as amended. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed.
CASH RECEIPT REPORT: Total Cash Receipts for the month of August 2018 is
$78,643.25. Rob Finney made a motion to accept the City Clerks Cash Receipt
Report. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
TREASURERS REPORT: Ending cash balance for August 2018 is $903,565.12. Rob
Finney made a motion to accept the Treasurers Report for August. Gene Gibler
2 nd motion passed.
Mayor Hollis introduced the new attorney, Mr. Michael Evans. Mr. Evans will be
working on an agreement with Wyoming to have an attorney present for all of
REPORTS FROM THE CITY EMPLOYEES/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Barbara
reminded Gene Gibler, Art Nutzhorn and Rob Finney that the Caucus is in
December and that their 4 year term is up.
APPROVAL OF SUBMITTED CLAIMS: Donna Lefler questioned the CIMCO bill. If
the City isn’t getting anything out of being a member of CIMCO, then why pay the
dues. Donna also asked what the Twigs bill was for. It was for a 8 port BB switch.
Barbara explained why PDC hasn’t mailed us any bills for months. Connie
Jacobson made a motion to accept and pay the amended claims with the
exception of CIMCO bill after Barbara finds if there is a value to the City and also
the Twigs Comp Shop needs to be amended to 01-11-928. Donna Lefler 2 nd
ATTORNEY REPORT: No report
SPLASH PAD: Larry had a discussion on the splash pad with Josh Harken. The true
cost of the pads will probably double when you include the plumbing, electrical
and engineering costs. Josh will get back with Larry when he can get some costs.
BENT PROPERTY: The County is planning on moving forward and purchasing the
property from Gary Bent. The property swap will be worked out afterwards with
the county. Gary Bent then said the county is going to wait until the City takes
care of the property lines survey.
MAILBOXES: Attorney Evans is going to write a new ordinance. Mayor wants it
included in the ordinance that if somebody wants to put a mailbox in front of a
house they need to get written permission from the homeowner to do so and
they have to call in a locate before they dig on city right away.
SIDEWALKS: Josh Harken, the city guys and Larry checked out 3 sidewalks that
need fixed right away. They are the sidewalks in front of the funeral home, in
front of Karen Roberts’s house and the sidewalk on corner of Franklin and Vine St.
Josh is going to send us the correct wording to run the ad for bids in paper.
Rob Finney made a motion to get bids for the 2018 misc. sidewalk replacement
jobs. Gene Gibler 2nd motion passed.
PUBLIC CONCERNS: Gene Gibler wants the curb on corner of Prairie and Franklin
to be repaired on the South side by school. Connie Jacobson said there have been
kids riding bicycles on the sidewalks. Larry asked the city guys to look for a stencil
to paint no bicycles on sidewalk.
CASEY’S: The pumps don’t always work out at FS, Rob would like to get a gas card
in case of emergencies. Rob is to get more info on what it would cost to have a
tank for gas at the sewer plant.
FALL CLEAN UP DAY: Larry has attentively set up a date of October 2 for the
cleanup day. Barb will put the ad in the paper in the morning.
NAMING THE PARK PAVILION: It’s been about a year since Mike Richardson’s
passing and Larry would like to get a plaque to put on top of the park pavilion.
The sign will say Richardson Pavilion and have park rules on it. Rob Finney made a
motion to purchase (2) 51 x 33in. sign at $154.64 each for the pavilion. Art
Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed. Larry wants on the agenda next month about
changing the name of a street.
EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: Barbara’s last wage increase was back in 2016,
Teresa’s contract for the water billing has expired last December. The contract
needs rewritten. Larry would like Barbara to get a 3% raise and put the contract
on next month’s agenda and up it from $9,000 to $10,000. Larry would like to
give Teresa a bonus for the work she has put in for the reimbursement of TIF to
the general and water & sewer depts. Rob Finney made a motion to give Barbara
a 3% raise based on the salary of $28,798.64 making an increase to $863.96 a
year. Gene Gibler 2 nd motion passed Donna Lefler no.
Rob Finney made a motion to pay Teresa Macy a onetime $1,000 performance
bonus. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
TIF BUSINESS: Donna Lefler made a motion FY2019-9 to repay water/sewer
savings for meters for $13,064.42. Connie Jacobson 2 nd motion passed.
Donna Lefler made motion FY2019-10-1 to repay water/sewer savings for work at
water plant $5,985.22, FY2019-10-2 & 3 to repay general savings for landscaping
fabric in park and lights for pavilion $993.09, FY2019-10-4 to repay water/sewer
savings for parts for valve replacement at water plant $381.00, FY2019-10-5 to
pay Esco for valve replacement in water plant $4,336.41, FY2019-10-6 to pay BEA
for dialer in water plant $1,305.26, FY2019-10-7 to repay water/sewer savings for
BEA firewall at water plant $420.00. Rob Finney 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made motion FY2019-11 to repay water/sewer for work at water plant
$20,696.05. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made motion FY2019-12-1 to repay water/sewer savings back for BEA
work at water plant $19,207.75, FY2019-12-2 pay Harn R/O for filter elements
$302.98. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed.
Rob Finney made motion FY2019-13 repay water/sewer savings back for work at
water plant $21,002.79. Connie Jacobson 2 nd Motion passed.
Rob Finney made motion FY2019-14-1 repay water/sewer savings back
$9,150.23, FY2019-14-2 pay Gametime for swings and basketball hoops at park
$4,119.01. Art Nutzhorn 2 nd motion passed.
Connie Jacobson made a motion to adjourn at 7:27. Gene Gibler 2 nd motion
Meeting adjourned at 7:27