City of Placerville
City Council Meeting
September 19, 2020
Mayor Brian J Davies
Council Jim Wells, Dennis Waters, Rick Barber, George Butters
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 Waters, Councilman Barber 2nd.
CITY CLERK (action items)
Approve Minutes: August 15, 2020
A motion to approve the August Minutes was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman
Barber 2nd. Motion passed.
Discuss and Approve Business License Ordinance changes
There was a question about the clerk renewing a business license in section 6. There were
several questions about different scenarios. The ordinance will be taken to the attorney
and revisited next month.
City Clerk read the Business License Ordinance.
There is a new water hookup request.
TREASURER’S REPORTS (action items)
September Finance Report
Councilman Wells had a question about numbers.
3rd Quarter Report
A motion to approve the 3rd Quarter Report was made by Councilman Wells, Councilman
Butters 2nd. Motion passed.
The county has been notified by Mayor Davies that there was some damage to a culvert
that needs to be repaired. He would like to replenish the road mix. He’d like two loads
from Baumhoff. Councilman Barber had a question about some water that was coming
down onto March St. He wants Mayor Davies to look at it.
Councilman Barber has not received anything from the engineer. They are waiting on a
phone call. A lady came in, took a bunch of pictures, and did an inspection of the jail. There
is no report from her yet. She did recommend that the outside get cleaned up. Mayor
Davies called about getting a dumpster for clean up around the building. Mrs. Cassell
reported that there are still museum showings and it has been a good year. Mr. Cassell
reported that the lady said the building is, “not in imminent danger of collapsing.”
Councilman Wells has been collecting the pumped water data and giving the numbers to
the state. There have been 2 leaks over the past month. A welder is needed to do the
repairs. There is not a shutoff date yet since he is waiting on the weather to change first.
Councilman Waters noticed a large wet spot near the large pumphouse but it was
determined not to be a leak.
Councilman Waters reported a burial. The pine needles were removed. He’s still looking
for pins and would like to get them marked.
Mayor Davies would like to thank Clark and Phoebe for their extensive work on the
museum. They have done a “tremendous” job.
Councilman Butters discussed the antennae base. Councilman Barber discussed the fence
inquiry with the National Guard who puts up the communications for the State of Idaho
and did not believe a fence was necessary.
Councilman Butters announced that there is a Fire Wise seminar after the meeting. The
idea is to help people understand defensible space around their homes especially
considering the fires that have happened lately.
Clark said the gal from Idaho Heritage recommended trimming the bushes near the
museum. He noticed a pile in the large parking lot. There is no bonfire planned. People
should not be putting debris in the parking but rather over at the Baumhoff site.
Some of the wood from the jail has been made into items and has been sold. Raw wood has
also been sold.
Clark had a question about public hearings.
ADJOURN MEETING 11:39 AM