September 2015

Beacon City Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

(Rescheduled from 9/3/15)

 7:00 p.m.


I.    Call to Order- Mayor Jim Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.  All members present.

II.   General Business


A.  Review Minutes from August 4th Meeting-

B.  Treasurer’s Report –

C.  Claims Report-

D.  Sewer Report –No report

E.  Water Reports –No report

F.   Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter-No report

G.  Sheriff’s Report- No report


Motion to approve consent agenda made by Richard Thomas.  Seconded by Darrell Rust.  Motion approved.


III.    Old Business:

A.  Hall Rentals-3 rentals from last month.  No report for September.

B.  Clean-up & Animal Control-Jim talked to the guy who bought Jarred Thomas trailer.  Mowed some of the weeds down on the property.  Jim received a complaint about weeds at a residence he is trying to get a hold of the owners.

C.  Street Signs-All the street signs are put together and ready to be put up this weekend.  Council members will meet at City Hall at 9:00 on Saturday, Sept. 12th to get them put up. 

D.  Storm Sirens-Jim received three bids for installation of storm sirens.  One was from Federal Signal for $28,566.00   One from Dickinson Co, Inc. for $20,998.00 and one from RCSystems-$16,150.20.  Council discussed bids and a motion to approve the bid from Dickinson was made by Darrell Rust, seconded by Ron Kauffman.  Motion approved. 

E.  2016 Election-Council discussed how they wanted the new sales tax to be implemented.  Council discussed 70% towards other municipalities (fire, library, sheriff, insurance etc. ) and 30% put towards a City Hall fund.  Motion made to approve percentages made by Dwight Teeter seconded by Richard Thomas.  Motion approved.

F.  2nd Reading of Street Report-Motion to approve 2nd reading of street report made by Richard Thomas, seconded by Dwight Teeter.  Motion to waive 3rd reading made by Darrell Rust, seconded by Richard Thomas.  Motion approved.


IV.    New Business


  1. 1st Reading of Sample Ballot-Motion to approve sample ballot made by Richard Thomas, seconded by Darrell Rust.  Motion approved.
  2. 1st Reading of 2016 Election Ordinance-Motion to approve election ordinance made by Richard Thomas    seconded by Dwight Teeter.   Motion approved. 
  3. Hazard Mitigation- Jim talked to Brad Grefe and reviewed the mitigation plan.  Everything should be in order in case of a flood, etc.


VI. Next Scheduled Council Meeting October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.


VII. Adjournment-Motion to adjourn meeting made by Darrell Rust, seconded by Richard Thomas.  Meeting adjourned.