SPECIAL MEETING, February 25, 2014

The special meeting of the Wyoming City Council was held February 25, 2014 at the City Hall. Council members present were Agnitsch, Gravel, Taylor, Hollingshead and Washburn-Koranda. Staff: Gravel and Tjaden.  Visitors: Doris West, Darrell West, John Dusanek, Kaye Dusanek, Karmen Jamison, John Jamison, Virginia Pace, Shirley Wright-Methodist Church, Midland Times and  Terry Wink.  Mayor Somerville called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Moved by Taylor seconded by Hollingshead to approve the agenda. Roll call vote. 

All aye. Motion carried.

Gravel explained that the service line at the Methodist Church is frozen, probably out in the street.  No success thawing the line due to the service line t’s off the adjoining property owner’s service line instead of coming off the main as required.  Property owner is out of state and no one around with a key.   Not sure if that is where the line goes but locator indicated that is does.   Service line responsibility is the property owner’s from curb stop into the home.   Estimate for digging a new line starts at over $3,500 and depends on if hammer is needed or not and time.   Agnitsch presented a spreadsheet of what other cities are doing with frozen lines.  Only one city pays for the service line.  If another problem line comes up then the City would need to do the same and so on.

Church is planning an event on Fat Tuesday and is used on Saturday’s for the food bank and Sunday’s for services.

Using a welder on the line is too much of a liability.  Running a hose from another property would probably be 200’ and would likely freeze.

City will contact property owner again to try to get the key.

Agnitsch-Contact Dodges to see if it’s a possibility to run water Saturday and Sunday during activities.  Let Karmen know.

Contact attorney to see about legal access to the adjoining home regarding frozen line.   

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Gravel to get quotes for a new blade for tractor.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Washburn-Koranda to approve Resolution to set wage for temporary city laborer without CDL for $11.00 and with CDL wage at $12.00 per hour.  Roll call vote.  All aye. Motion carried.  Clerk assigned Resolution # 1510.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Hollingshead to adjourn at 8:04 p.m. Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Gravel reported that John (owner of rock system) is meeting with IDNR engineers to get the plan approved.  Easement was discussed and could offer sludge.


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