January 2014

Beacon City Council Minutes
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
7:00 p.m.

I.    City Clerk Jill Finneman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

II.    Swearing in of Mayor Jim Hughes-City Clerk Jill Finneman swore in Jim Hughes as Mayor, and Jim Hughes swore in Ron Kauffman, Richard Thomas, Dwight Teeter, Darrell Rust and Cecil Smith as Council Members.

 General Business-

A.  Review Minutes from December 5th and December 19th Meeting-

B.  Treasurer’s Report –

C.  Claims Report-

D.  Sewer Report –

E.  Water Reports –

F.   Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter- No calls or pick-up of strays.

G.  Sheriff’s Report-.

Motion to approve General Business made by Darrell Rust, seconded by Richard Thomas.  Motion carried.

III.   Old Business:

A.  Hall Rentals-We had two rentals in December and none scheduled for January.

B.  Clean-up & Animal Control- see barking dog under new business.

IV.   New Business

A.  Council Pay-It was suggested that Council reduce their pay to a monthly pay instead of per meeting pay.  Council members get paid $50/meeting right now.  It was suggested that any meeting over 30 minutes should be paid, anything less than that no pay.  Motion to approve made by Richard Thomas, seconded by Darrell Rust.  Motion approved.

B.  Tax Increase-Total tax valuation is $48,486.00.  Beacon brings in 7/100ths of a percent.  The most Beacon could charge is .00810.  If we increase to .00810 we could not charge anymore.  If we went to this figure it would bring the City of Beacon $6,830.00 per year.  Tabled until January 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a Special Meeting to review budget.

    C. Front St. Culvert-Shane will start working on this when it warms up, the culvert has been ordered.

D. Barking Dog-Jim tried to talk to owners but they weren’t home, they were away for Christmas.

E. Representative for Assessor’s Meeting-Does not pertain to Beacon, this was a meeting for City of Oskaloosa Budget.

V.    Business from the Floor

A.  Alley Sale– Property owner wanting to purchase alley. Council gave him the paper work to fill out and return..

B.  Larry Terpstra-Culvert and water drainage issues.  Will discuss further when the weather warms up.

VI. Next Scheduled Council Meeting February 4, 2014.

VII. Adjournment-Motion to adjourn made by Jim Hughes, seconded by Darrell Rust.  Motion approved.


Beacon City Council Agenda
Special Meeting
Tuesday, January 21, 2013
7:00 p.m.

I.    Call to Order- Mayor Jim Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m.

II.  General Business
A.   Budget- Budget was reviewed.  Motion to accept budget made by Darrell Rust, seconded by Cecil Smith.  Motion approved.

B.  Appointment of Council Members to Committees- Mayor Jim Hughes appointed council members to the following committees:

Mayor Pro-Tem-Richard Thomas

Landfill Commission-Richard Thomas

Park & Recreation- Primary, Richard Thomas, secondary, Cecil Smith

Clean up & Weed Control- Primary, Cecil Smith, secondary, Dwight Teeter

Street Repair- Primary, Ron Kauffman, secondary Richard Thomas

Animal Control- Primary, Dwight Teeter, secondary, Darrell Rust

Alleys, Ditches, Signs, and Lights- Primary, Darrell Rust, secondary Ron Kauffman

911 Commission-Darrell Rust

Mahaska County Conference-Darrell Rust

III. Adjournment-Motion to adjourn made by Darrell Rust, seconded by Richard Thomas.  Motion approved.