Minutes of a City Council Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:00 PM

Present: Mayor Robert Wynne, Rogers Badgett, Maureen Wynne, Steve Boss, Tim Fitz-Randolph
Absent: Chris Johnson
Also present: City Attorney Nancy Watkins, Dr. Kent Boyum, Kathy Petersen
Mayor Wynne called the meeting to order.

  1. Minutes—Fitz-Randolph moved, Wynne seconded, to approve minutes from a meeting held November 29, 2018, all ayes.
  2. Receipts and Claims—Badgett moved, Fitz-Randolph seconded, to approve the Nov. 30-Dec. 13, 2018 report, all ayes. Wynne moved, Badgett seconded, to give a credit to one customer for outside watering in October using the summer watering credit formula, all ayes.
  3. Treasurer’s Report—Postponed.
  4. Periodic Exam Report—Kathy Petersen reported that the periodic exam was completed on Dec. 6. The City will receive a preliminary report to review.
  5. Utility Rates Review—After discussion and review, Wynne moved to maintain the current Water and Sewer rates, Fitz-Randolph seconded, all ayes.
  6. Resolution to Adopt Code of Ordinances—Badgett moved, Fitz-Randolph seconded, to adopt a resolution to ratify the code of Ordinances to include changes made in 2018, all ayes. Resolution number 20181213A was assigned.
  7. Performance Review—The mayor will conduct performance reviews before the end of the calendar year and report to the council in January.
  8. Payroll Review—Wynne moved, Badgett seconded to adopt a resolution keeping all payroll amounts at the current level, all ayes. Resolution number 20181213B was assigned.
  9. Review Housing Fund Activity—Postponed.
  10. Food Businesses Update—Steve Boss reported on a network being formed for sustainable, regenerative agriculture businesses in the Maharishi Vedic City/Fairfield community, and a regenerative agriculture corridor being developed.
  11. Wastewater Update—Dr. Boyum reported a weir has been repaired near the west plant.
  12. Organic Agriculture—Dr. Boyum reported that the new federal farm bill includes $50,000,000 for organic research, an increase of $30,000,000 over the last bill.
  13. City Website—Tim Fitz-Randolph recommended updating the City website to make it mobile friendly. After discussion Wynne moved, Badgett seconded, to contract with Don Lisefski for up to $1,600 to update the City website, all ayes.
  14. City Logo—Discussion took place about creating a city logo.
  15. Other Business—
    1. Mayor Wynne reported that Maharishi University of Management’s Sustainable Agriculture program is interested in purchasing compost equipment from the City.
    2. Dr. Boyum reported that a washing machine on the second floor of City Hall needs to be repaired or replaced.

Mayor Wynne adjourned the meeting.

Robert G. Wynne, Mayor
Kathy Petersen, City Clerk

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