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January 17, 2011 Special Town Council Meeting

January 17, 2011

The Santa Claus Town Council met in special session on January 17, 2011 at the Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Ron Smith at 5:30 P.M.

Present:  Ron Smith, Kevin Burke, Dennis Della Morta, Elmer Dilger, Michael Johannes

Also present were Clerk-Treasurer, Kim Christensen and Utilities Superintendent, Russ Luthy.

Quotes had been requested to replace two carrier units at Town Hall.  Three quotes had been received; Jim’s Heating, Hi-Tech Sheet Metal and Fredericks.  Luthy is to double check the numbers and check on warrantees.  Smith moved to approve the alternate bid from Jim’s Heating up to $13,500.00.  Johannes seconded the motion.

            Ayes:  Smith, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  Burke

            Motion carried.

Since Chris Glenn had passed his WT-3 exam, Luthy requested a $.15 per hour raise, as an operator in training, with him possibly requesting an additional $.15 per hour after his completion of training.  He also stated that Philip Gessner had received his EMT certification and he would like to request a $.25 per hour raise for him.  Johannes moved to approve the two pay raises to be effective with the next pay period.  Dilger seconded the motion.

            Ayes:  Smith, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  Burke

            Motion carried.

Burke stated that the Salary Ordinance was just done and this should have been taken care of then.

Luthy stated that he had received pricing on a retrofit camera head from Accurate Bore for $3,338.00.  Johannes moved to approve the purchase of the camera head for $3,338.00.  Della Morta seconded.

            Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  None

            Motion carried.

Christensen presented Ordinance 2011-01, amending Salary Ordinance 2010-16.  She stated that she had mistakenly put the maximum hourly pay for the Utility Administrative Assistant as $11.33 and it should be $11.66 per hour.  Dilger moved to approve the first reading of Ordinance 2011-01.  Johannes seconded the motion.

            Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  none

            Motion carried.

Christensen asked that the Council suspend the rules on Ordinance 2011-01.  Johannes moved to suspend the rules with regard to Ordinance 2011-01.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  none

            Motion carried.

Christensen presented Ordinance 2011-01 for its second reading and adoption.  Johannes moved to approve the seconded reading of Ordinance 2011-01.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  none

            Motion carried.

Christensen asked that the Council approve an amendment to the hourly wage for Ann Hurd to $11.66 per hour effective January 1, 2011.  This would be a correction to what was originally presented for Council approval on December 29, 2010.  Della Morta moved to approve the hourly wage for Ann Hurd as $11.66 per hour effective January 1, 2011.  Dilger seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  none

            Motion carried.

Burke asked to have the meeting date in February changed.  Johannes moved to have the meeting date changed to February 16, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.  Burke seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Burke, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

            Nays:  none

            Motion carried.

With no further business to come before the Council, Johannes moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 p.m.  Dilger seconded the motion.