May 2018

Beacon City Council Minutes

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

 7:00 p.m.

Call to Order- Mayor Jim Hughes called the meeting to order at 6:58 p.m. City Council members present: Danny Fetters, Richard Thomas, Dwight Teeter, and Ron Kauffman. City Council members absent: Cecil Smith.

General Business

  1. Review Minutes from April 3rd, 2018 Meeting
  2. Treasurer’s Report-
  3. Claims Report-

Motion made to approve the consent agenda made by Dwight Teeter, seconded by Ron Kauffman. All members voted in favor, motion approved.

Old Business

  1. Hall Rentals- None reported
  2. Clean-up & Animal Control                                                                                                               -Beacon Spring Clean up- Monday, June 4th– Ron, Dwight, and other volunteers are available for the spring clean up on Monday, June 4th. The city wide garage sale will be Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd.                                                                                       -The Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter reported two stray intakes in the month of April.
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Alley, Ditches, Signs, & Lights- Ron made a list of ditches that need cleaned out and contacted the county in regards to cleaning them. The county asked him to call back around the first part of June as they are currently busy working on spring clean-up and other projects. Dwight confirmed that Concrete Expressions did put down grass seed in the ditches they had done work on.
  5. City Code Codification- City Clerk, Jaimie Williamson, presented the council with the contract for codification services from Sterling Codifiers for a first reading. Tabled until next meeting. Danny Fetters will work to collect another bid to present to council based on recommendation from Mahaska Co. Supervisor Mark Groenendyk.                                                                                                                                                                                            New Business
  1. Jamey Robinson, EMA Commission- Storm Siren

Jamey Robinson wants the City of Beacon to transfer ownership of the storm siren to EMA for EMA to maintain and accept ownership. Jamey said that all other counties have transferred ownership of their storm sirens to EMA. If the City of Beacon keeps ownership of the storm siren, the city is responsible for all maintenance, repairs, insurance, and associated costs. Whereas, if ownership was transferred to EMA, the EMA would be responsible for maintenance, repairs, insurance, and associated costs.

Mayor Jim Hughes explained to Jamey that prior to the City getting the storm siren, it was discussed with Jamey, on behalf of the EMA, that the City would keep and maintain ownership of the storm siren; however the EMA would perform all maintenance. Jamey apologized for the misunderstanding.

City Clerk will work to get a resolution and maintenance agreement drafted to transfer ownership.

Next Scheduled Council Meeting Tuesday, June 5th

Adjournment- Motion to adjourn made by Dwight Tweeter, seconded by Ron Kauffman. All members voted in favor, motion approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.