Volga Council

By: KCTN News
Sep 11th, 2019

The Volga City Council met for the regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 in the Volga City Hall. Mayor Pete Duff called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Council members Jerome Godson, Darren Nading, Dennis Christeleit, Elaine Follon, and Mike Howard answered Roll Call. Carrie Taylor, Tom Bading, Tom Lott, Bill Speilbauer, Megan McDonald, Tony Gamari were also in attendance.

Mayor Pete Duff asked for any Public Comments: Tom Lott and Tony Gamari discussed communications for any property concerns following Truck Cruise events so that they can be addressed.

The Consent Agenda was presented with the following items: 1) Minutes- Nading provided a followup on the sediment removal item noted from the August minutes, 2) Claims, 3) Treasurer’s Report –August 2019, 4) Bank Reconciliation – August 2019, 5) Monthly Budget Report, and 6) FY 18-19 Enterprise Fund Reports. Motion by Godson to approve the Consent Agenda. Second by Nading. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mayor Pete Duff presented the First Reading of Ordinance #157: An Ordinance to amend the City Code. Motion by Follon to approve the First Reading of Ordinance #157. Second by Godson. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Godson, Howard, Christeleit, Follon. Nays: none. The First Reading was approved. Motion by Follon to waive the three readings of Ordinance #157. Second by Godson. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Godson, Howard, Christeleit, Follon. Nays: none. Ordinance #157 was approved.

Mayor Pete Duff presented Resolution 2019-17: A Resolution to approve the Annual Street Finance Report FY 18-19. Motion by Godson to approve Resolution 2019-17. Second by Howard. A Roll Call vote was taken. Ayes: Nading, Godson, Howard, Christeleit, Follon. Nays: none. Resolution 2019-17 passed.

Council discussed a Park Board request for adding insurance coverage on playground equipment. No action was taken pending valuations and clarification of coverages for the October meeting.

Mayor Pete Duff discussed communications with Clayton County Emergency Management to update Resolution 2006-7.

No action was taken on contract proposals for mowing and snow removal due to lack of written proposals submitted. Motion by Follon to advertise for one fulltime position of Public Works employee with applications and cover letter due for consideration at the October meeting. Christeleit seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Howard motioned to move the Water & Sewer Operations agenda item. Christeleit seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried. List of duties was reviewed with proposal for completing the duties. No action was taken pending clarification of duties and costs in the event a full-time public works employee is hired.

Vic Haynes will be using up his vacation and comp time prior to his retirement on December 31. Motion by Follon to offer Vic Haynes the option to conduct daily water/sewer samples, garbage pickup and snow removal during vacation and comp time until December 31 at the current hourly rate. Howard seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Howard motioned to approve regular winter maintenance prep for city equipment. Follon seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Howard motioned to approve regular treatment of sand inventory for winter roadway maintenance. Christeleit seconded. All voted in favor. Motion carried.

Delinquent Utilities were reviewed and shut-offs and liens approved.

Godson motioned to Adjourn. Follon seconded. All voted in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 9:20pm.



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