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December 6, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.



Members Present - Rick Martin, Russ Hefner, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson, Becky Anderson, David Higbee, Ken Branch, Brad Howe & Judy Neuschafer

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Carter Couchman, Monte Couchman, Rebecca Telleen, Kelsey Himes, Michael Baker, Taylor Mosley, Seth Peterson, Sam Reed, Erik Peterson, Derrick Schriner, Rachel French, Megan Xavier, Kelsey Heronemus, James Tisdale & Rebecca Van Der Wege


The meeting was called to order at 6:34 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor James Harrison.


Public Input - Rebecca Van Der Wege presented council with an update of the progress of the Smoky Valley Community Foundation.  She also thanked council for their continued support of the foundation.


Amendments to the Agenda - Add employee Holiday bonus to Administration & Finance.


Minutes - Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the November 1, 2010 regular council meeting with corrections and the November 16, 2010 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.


Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer thanked council president, Betty Nelson for filling in at the playground dedication.  She also stated that she and several council members and the city administrator recently returned from the National League of Cities conference in Denver.  Wednesday, December 15th was selected for the Personnel Policy Committee meeting at 6:30 a.m.  It was also noted that the Community Partner Forum will be held on January 17, 2011 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Council asked that the Children's Center be invited to the event.


Planning & Zoning - no report


Administration & Finance - COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE POLICY - Brad Howe moved to approve the Committee Attendance Policy for volunteer citizen committees.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.


ORDINANCE 4678 - FEE SCHEDULE - Brad Howe moved to adopt Ordinance 4678 which attaches fees to the code book.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


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YEAR-END COUNCIL MEETING - Brad Howe moved to schedule the year-end council meeting for December 29, 2010 at 7:00 a.m.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.


EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY BONUS - Brad Howe moved to approve a Holiday bonus of $100 per regular full time employees.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Utilities - ORDINANCE 4679 - SEWER RATE - Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Ordinance 4679 which sets the sewer rates beginning with the billings due by February 10, 2011.  Motion seconded by Russ Heffner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


ECO@HOME PUBLICATION - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $1,700 for APPA to publish the flyer.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Streets & Parks - no items


Public Safety - no items


Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4677.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Payroll - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4674, 4675 & 4676.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Other -


Adjournment - Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk



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