Minutes of the Roland City Council
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Pro-Tem Kailah Schmitz presiding. Council members present at roll call, Joe Corrow via Zoom, Riley Larson via Zoom, Russ Neely. Absent: Jerry Balmer. Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, Assistant Public Works Director Dalton Johnston, and 3 visitors from the public. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic which made the in-person meeting impractical the meeting was held through a video conferencing for the public and council members.
It was moved by Neely and seconded by Corrow to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the March 4, 2020 Council Meeting, and Claims for March 18, 2020 in the amount of $32,906.19. All in favor, motion carried.
Public Input: None.
Department Head’s Reports were as follows
Public Works Director: The 2019 Consumer Confidence Report is available at City Hall and will be published in the paper, it will not be sent out to individual customers unless requested. The Public Works Operator/Laborer was terminated and options for what to do next are being discussed.
City Clerk: Staff would like more council response when emails are sent out.
A motion was made by Corrow and seconded by Larson to approve Resolution 20-08: Resolution Calling For A Public Hearing For Amending FY20 Budget. Aye: Neely, Corrow, Larson, Schmitz. Nay: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Larson to approve Resolution 20-09: Resolution Announcing Temporary Electric Public Meetings. Aye: Schmitz, Larson, Neely, Corrow. Nay: none. Motion carried.
At 6:06pm Mayor Pro-Tem Schmitz opened the Public Hearing for Resolution 20-10: Resolution Approving FY21 Budget. There were no public comments. At 6:07pm a motion was made by Neely and seconded by Corrow to close the Public Hearing. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Corrow and seconded by Neely to approve Resolution 20-10: Resolution Approving FY21 Budget. Aye: Corrow, Schmitz, Neely, Larson. Nay: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Schmitz to approve the final reading of Ordinance 110 – Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinance Pertaining To Water And Sewer Rates. Aye: Larson, Neely, Schmitz, Corrow. Nay: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Larson to accept CM Corrow’s resignation from the City Council following this meeting. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Corrow and seconded by Larson to approve the Emergency Preparedness Plan after amending it to include that employees will receive pay for typical hours worked without using sick or vacation due to hours lost due to a pandemic. Aye: Corrow, Larson, Schmitz. Nay: none. Abstain: Neely. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Larson and seconded by Neely to reduce the sewer portion of the utility bill at 218 N. Erickson to the average after the renter left a hose on. All in favor, motion carried.
Mayor/Council Comments: CM Schmitz asked how the council vacancy is handled. The opening will be posted, interested residents apply to City Hall, the council will review the applicants and interview if desired, and the council will appoint a new council member unless there is a petition to hold a special election.
Public Input: Malissa Grimsley stated that she would be interested in filling the vacant council position.
With no further business at this time, Neely moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:32 pm seconded by Schmitz. All in favor, motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center or during the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting maybe held through video conferencing.
Kailah Schmitz, Mayor Pro-Tem
Jodi Meredith, City Clerk