City of Placerville
City Council Meeting
January 20, 2018
Mayor – Brian J Davies
Council- Jim Wells, Jan Chesnut, George Meek, Bruce Arnold
City Clerk/Treasurer- Julie Randolph
CALL TO ORDER 10:00 AM
ESTABLISH QUORUM by City Clerk
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Lead by Mayor
Approve Minutes: December 21, 2017
A motion to approve the December 21, 2017 Minutes was made by Councilman Meek, Councilman Wells 2nd. Motion passed.
Approve Special Meeting Minutes: January 3, 2018
A motion to approve the January 3, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Chesnut 2nd. Motion passed.
January Finance Report
A motion to approve the January Finance Report was made by Councilman Arnold, Councilman Meek 2nd. Motion passed.
1st Quarter Report
A motion to approve the 1st Quarter Report was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Chesnut 2nd. Motion passed
Line Item Report was presented to council -Budget is currently at 20%.
INSTALLATION of ELECTED OFFICIALS
Councilmen James Wells and Clark Cassel were sworn in.
Appointment of City Clerk/Treasurer and City Attorney
Mayor Davies appointed Julie Randolph as the City Clerk/Treasurer and Cherese McLain as the City Attorney.
A motion to approve the named Appointees was made by Councilman Arnold, Councilman Wells 2nd. Motion passed.
Councilman Arnold was nominated to be in charge of the museums
Councilman Meek was nominated to be in charge of the Cemetery
Councilman Wells was nominated to be in charge of Irrigation
A motion to approve the nominations was made by Councilman Cassel, Councilman Meek 2nd. Motion passed.
SET INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebration date
Shane Chesnut spoke about the date. He and his crew cannot do the Wednesday date of July 4. He and his crew could do the event July 7, the Saturday after the 4th.
Two vendors were discussed. Either vendor would need to be paid ahead of time. The fireworks site would need to have a couple of trees taken out due to a fire hazard concern of the fire marshal.
Council discussed letting the Chesnut crew complete the order.
A motion was made by Councilman Cassel to approve July 7th as the celebration day. Councilman Arnold 2nd. Motion passed.
The roads have been plowed once due to low snow year.
Councilman Wells discussed using a smaller pipe under the dam which will allow for a bit more necessary piping. In the spring when the snow has melted and things are a bit dryer the pipe will need to be installed. The inlet will need to be modified to a float system to help maintain the water level. The 15H and 10H still need to be rebuilt this winter some time.
Fee Increase-Mayor Davies discussed the need for the fee increase due to upcoming repairs. Councilman Arnold discussed the fee increase.
A motion to raise the fees to $100 for a wet lot and $50 for a dry lot was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Arnold 2nd. Motion passed.
Council also discussed a connection fee. Currently it’s $150. Council discussed options. Councilman Wells made a motion to charge $150 minimum then take into consideration the actual cost of installation. Councilman Arnold 2nd. Motion passed.
None at this time.
WEBSITE FOR THE CITY
Mike Mitchell spoke about doing some research about the city website. He presented council with a variety of ideas and suggestions.
Chance Davies showed a demonstration of a website idea and prices. He showed several different options that were available.
Council will move forward with the website details.
Mayor Davies and Council discussed the amount to spend on fireworks. A motion to spend up to $3,500 for fireworks was made by Councilman Arnold, Councilman Cassel 2nd. Motion passed.
A motion to appoint Councilman Arnold as Council President was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Cassel 2nd. Motion passed.
ADJOURN MEETING 11:07 AM
Mayor Brian J Davies ______________________________
City Clerk Julie Randolph