City of Placerville
City Council Meeting
January 11, 2020
Saturday, 10:00 AM
Mayor – Brian J Davies
Council – Jim Wells, Dennis Waters, Bruce Arnold, George Meek
City Clerk/Treasurer – Julie Randolph
CALL TO ORDER 10:00 AM
ESTABLISH QUORUM by City Clerk
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Mayor Davies
APPROVE AGENDA (action item)
A motion to approve the Agenda was made by Councilman Meek, Councilman Arnold 2nd. Motion passed.
Approve Minutes: December 14, 2019 (action item)
A motion to approve the December Minutes was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Waters 2nd. Motion passed.
City computer (action item) Council discussed the new Windows and a computer that will work with the new update. After new council was installed council discussed the computer.
A motion to purchase a computer for no more than $1,000 was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Barber 2nd. Motion passed.
January Finance Report (action item)
A motion to approve the January Finance Report was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Arnold 2nd. Motion passed.
Road and Street Report (action item) Council discussed the deferred maintenance amount that was asked about by email yesterday. Council decided on $100,000 for line 85 that reflects the past need for equipment and paving roads that has not been completed due to lack of funds.
A motion to accept the revised Road and Street Report was made by Councilman Meek, Councilman Wells 2nd. Motion passed.
1st Quarter Report (action item)
A motion to approve the 1st Quarter Report was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Waters 2nd. Motion passed.
ELECTION Swearing In
The elected Mayor and elected councilmen were sworn in by the city clerk.
APPOINTMENTS (action item)
City Clerk and City Attorney: Mayor Davies re-appointed Julie Randolph and Cherese McClain.
A motion to approve the re-appointments was made by Councilman Waters, Councilman Wells 2nd. Motion passed.
Council Seat: George Butters was appointed by the mayor.
A motion to accept the appointment was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Waters 2nd. Motion passed.
A motion to elect Jim Wells as Council President was made by Councilman Waters, Councilman Butters 2nd. Motion passed.
Light bars have been purchased and installed for the grader and are working very well. There is more snow and more snow coming so plowing will be done.
Fees (action item) Councilman Wells discussed the siphon that needs replaced. Councilman Wells believes the current fees will cover the siphon replacement. Electrical still needs to be completed. They discussed ideas for improvements.
A motion to leave the fees where they are ($100 for wet lots, $50 for dry lots) was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman Barber 2nd. Motion passed.
Councilman Barber will take over the historical needs. Councilman Arnold previously caught him up on the current needs.
CEMETERY Councilman Waters will take over the cemetery. With Mr. Oscar Baumhoff’s passing there is a need for interment. Council discussed clearing a large area for the upcoming event.
Census Information-Jayne Black
Jayne presented information about the US Census. Her job is to educate people about the importance of participating in the census. She had folders with information to present to people in attendance. An employment opportunity was also presented. There is a need in this area.
Clark Cassell had a question about Councilman Barber and his involvement with historical. He had a question about Bylaws for the Historical Commission. He was concerned about following the Bylaws and where they are. Clark wanted to volunteer to make an electronic copy of the ordinances.
ADJOURN MEETING 11:09 AM