November 21, 2017

 The following is a brief summary of items from Monday’s City of Scott City Council regular meeting.  A copy of the actual minutes will be posted on the website at a later date.

 City of Scott City Council Meeting Summary – Regular Session

 The City Council met in regular session on November 20, 2017.

Mayor Pro-tem Norman Brant called the meeting to order at 7 pm.  Council members present were Urhahn, Brazel, Ellison, Schwartz, Brant, Spinks, and Koehler.  The minutes of the November 6 meeting were approved.  The bills were approved as presented.

The following was approved under new business:

·       Bill #1100 Ordinance #1108. The ordinance relates to parking on Third Street East.

·       Bill # 1101 Ordinance #1108.  The ordinance provides for regulations that govern special events and parade permits.

·       Bill #1102 Ordinance #1110.  The ordinance amends the fire prevention code as it pertains to sprinkler systems.

No one spoke during the Public Forum.

Lt. Mike Culler informed the Council the officers will soon be participating in “Shop with a Hero” day at Walmart.  Also, the department recently received a check from Scott County, in the amount of $9,120, for housing inmates.

Fire Chief Jay Cassout updated the Council on the FEMA Grant, stating the radio has been ordered.

Parks Director Skylar Cobb distributed a flyer outlining the activities for the “Christmas in Our Town” festival.  The event will be held December 2, from 2-5 pm, at the museum parking lot.  Activities include a scavenger hunt and making ornaments and gingerbread houses.  The parade will start at 5 pm followed by the Scott City Elementary Honor Choir, pictures with Santa, lighting of the Christmas Tree, hot chocolate and cookies.

Public Works Director Dustin Whitworth told the Council about a recent meeting held with railroad officials concerning open culverts in the parking lot across from the car wash.  Also, he told them the bid opening for the lagoon project is scheduled for Wednesday, November 22.

City Administrator Diann Ulmer informed the council the new administrator has signed the offer letter and will begin December 4.  In addition, Waste Connections has the copy of the contract for trash removal and is reviewing it.  She distributed 2 ordinances to the Council, drafted by the city attorney as requested by the Ordinance Committee.  The draft ordinances included information about rental property standards and storage container homes. 

The Council approved the purchase of additional materials for the fence placed at the ballpark. 

The Council opened bids for the parking lot adjacent to the VFW Hall.

The Council went into closed session.  No action was taken in closed session.

The Council voted to accept the bid from Tim Porch for Lots 28, 29, and 30, adjacent to the VFW Hall, excluding North sections of Lots 26 and 27, in the amount of $16,700.  The Council tabled the letter/bid, for clarification, received from Gary and Beth Riddle, who informed the Council they filed a Claim of Ownership by Adverse Possession on Lots 26 and 27, but if Claim is not approved, bid $4,020.

The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2017.