Mayor Lou Colosimo
Roy A. Nikas , Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Stephen L. Denison, Richard Tatton
Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Gary Sonntag (PWD/City Engineer), Keith Wight (Human Resource Dir.)
Lisa Petersen, Kevin Ashby
1. SWIMMING POOL CLOSURE (ASBESTOS REMOVAL) - Permission To Close, Contract With Howa and Sons
Gary Sonntag reported that recent testing indicated there is asbestos located in the basement of the boiler room at the swimming pool complex. As the asbestos needs to be removed, he has hired a contractor on an emergency basis to remove it this weekend. It will be necessary to close the pool during this removal process as the boiler will need to be shut down. The boiler supplies warm water to the pool and showers. He received a quotation from Howa & Sons to complete the removal at a cost of $7,300. Gary requested that the pool be closed beginning Saturday, February 6, at 8:00 p.m. until Tuesday, February 9, at 5:30 a.m. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the pool be closed as requested, and that Howa & Sons be hired to complete the removal of the asbestos. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
2. PAM MOYES - Resignation
SWIMMING POOL MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION - Approval and Permission To Advertise
Keith Wight reported that Pam Moyes, Swimming Pool Manager, has resigned. As requested in the special meeting held Tuesday, February 2nd, he presented an updated job description for the Swimming Pool Manager. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the resignation of Pam Moyes be accepted, that the job description for the Swimming Pool Manager be approved, and that the position be advertised. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
3. CAPITAL PROJECT REVIEW - Fiscal Year 1999/2000
The Council reviewed the list of capital projects for the Fiscal Year 1999/2000. They discussed the replacement of vehicles and requested a history of the vehicles being replaced, such as the year of the vehicle, the maintenance history, the number of miles, etc. It was suggested that instead of purchasing new dump trucks, that the City look into the possibility of purchasing used equipment from the State motor pool.
Some of the items to be reviewed, deleted or added for the upcoming year are:
Lap top computer ($2,000)
Personal computer ($2,000)
GIS Computer Mapping ($5,000)
Dome Carpet - add to this years budget ($12,500)
City Hall garage doors - review ($5,000)
Doors on Police Station - review ($3,500)
Hand held radios - review ($600)
Pumper truck - review ($150,000)
9,000 Lb. vehicle hoist - review ($4,500)
Battery and alternator tester - reduce funding by half ($2,600)
Add sewer replacement in 3 streets for a total of ($140,000)
Radix hand held radios & cradles - review maintenance ($20,000)
Wave pool enclosure - review, look at a new bubble ($1,810,000)
Gary Sonntag discussed expanding parking around Washington Park. He suggested removing part of the grass south of the wave pool, moving the fence back, and making more parking spots. He also suggested that 3/4 of the vacant lot east of the swimming pool complex (formerly outdoor pool) be made into a parking lot and the remaining 1/4 into a small park. Gary stated that the drainage in this vacant lot needs to be addressed. It was recommended that instead of making the vacant area an extra parking lot, that for the present time, it be leveled and gravel placed instead of asphalt, and that the drainage be addressed along with retaining walls. It was recommended that before the grass south of the pool is removed for parking as recommended above, that a Master plan for Washington Park be reviewed and an inventory made on all parks concerning green space versus parking lots.
Another special meeting was scheduled for Thursday, February 11th, at 7:00 a.m. to continue discussing the budget for Fiscal Year 1999/2000.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.