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January 31, 2011 Special Town Council Meeting

January 31, 2011

The Santa Claus Town Council met in special session on January 31, 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 Town Marshal, Joey Brown.

J. Brown requested approval from the Council to attend Field Training Officer training February 16th – 18th at a cost of $300.00, plus expenses.  Brown would receive training on drafting a manual for officer’s training.  Burke asked how many reserve officers there were.  At this time there are four officers. Burke said that he thought the officers should be required to work 16 hours a month to stay a reserve.  Brown stated that could be difficult since the reserves have full time jobs.  He requires they work 8 hours a month.  Johannes stated that most departments require 8 hours.  Dilger asked if the Council could receive a rundown on what Brown learns at the training.  Dilger moved to allow the Town Marshal to attend the Field Training Officer training at a cost of $300.00, plus travel, meals and accommodation.  Della Morta seconded the motion.

Ayes:  Smith, Della Morta, Dilger, Johannes

Nays:  Burke

Motion carried.

Brown stated that James Faulkenburg had received his probationary reviewed and he would like to recommend a raise of $.25 per hour, retroactive to January 15th, which would raise Faulkenburg’s salary to $1,116.00 per pay period.  Johannes moved to approve Faulkenburg’s raise to $1,116.00 per pay period, effective January 15th.  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 5:50 p.m.  Della Morta seconded the motion.