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.
- Minutes—Fitz-Randolph moved, Wynne seconded, to approve minutes from a meeting held November 29, 2018, all ayes.
- 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.
- Treasurer’s Report—Postponed.
- Periodic Exam Report—Kathy Petersen reported that the periodic exam was completed on Dec. 6. The City will receive a preliminary report to review.
- Utility Rates Review—After discussion and review, Wynne moved to maintain the current Water and Sewer rates, Fitz-Randolph seconded, all ayes.
- 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.
- Performance Review—The mayor will conduct performance reviews before the end of the calendar year and report to the council in January.
- 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.
- Review Housing Fund Activity—Postponed.
- 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.
- Wastewater Update—Dr. Boyum reported a weir has been repaired near the west plant.
- 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.
- 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.
- City Logo—Discussion took place about creating a city logo.
- Other Business—
- Mayor Wynne reported that Maharishi University of Management’s Sustainable Agriculture program is interested in purchasing compost equipment from the City.
- 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