NOVEMBER 13, 2017 MINUTES

DAVIS CITY COUNCIL AND DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 7:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 EAST MAIN


1.    Call to order Davis City Council by Ed Parks.

2.    Roll Call:  Mayor Ed Parks, here, Vice-Mayor Josh Oakley, here, Councilman Stan Jones, here, Councilman Darryl McCurtain, here, Councilman Brett Knight, here.

3.    Prayer led by Stan Jones.

4.    Pledge of Allegiance led by Ed Parks.

5.    Consideration and possible action to approve Consent Agenda including minutes of prior meetings and claims.  Knight made motion to approve. Second by Jones. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes.

6.    No items removed from Consent Agenda. 

7.    Consideration and possible action to approve Planning Boards recommendation not to close the alleyway in Block 68 within the City of Davis from “B” Street to “C” Street for Jerry Pletcher. Knight made motion to not close the alleyway in Block 68 within the City of Davis. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes. 

8.    Consideration and possible action to approve Christmas bonuses for employees and authorizing transfer of funds from Contingency. Knight made motion to approve Christmas bonuses with increase on 5 years up to 10 years from $350.00 to $400 and also 10 years and above from $400 to $500. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes.

9.    Consideration and possible action to make Fire Truck Payment in the amount of $47,495.73 to be paid out of Contingency Fund. McCurtain made motion to approve. Second by Knight. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes. Tom said that we have one more payment to go after this one. We do have $24,000.00 in the savings account that goes towards this payment but his thoughts were to use that for the final payment, which will make it less than this amount because we have a few more months left to go into the savings from this next summer. We will close out this savings account once the final payment is made. 

10.    Consideration and possible action to approve new employee manual. Tom said they received one last month to view. The City Attorney approved it. There are a few changes made to it. One of the things is vacation time. That is to keep us up with other surrounding cities like Ardmore and Sulphur. Tom said some of the things they added to it were restrictions on Social Media and the use of cell phones while driving. If there are any changes you would like to see, then we can address them. McCurtain asked if we could move this to next month’s meeting. Tabled till next Council Meeting.   

11.    Public Safety Report by Danny Cooper. Report is in the packet. They are still working on the First Baptist Church break-in.  

12.    No Chamber Report.

13.    MCIA Report. Not present but activity report is in the packet. Tom said that Ricky Hayes would like to talk to City of Davis Council next month. He could set it up for them. 

14.    City Manager Report by Tom Graham. We have revised audit to clear up Debt Services on Water Plant. Instead of a 69% ratio, it is 194%. When auditing at first they only used revenue from utility sales and forgot the sales tax dedicated to this expense. Work is continuing on the 8 inch water line that will feed the new High School. Appears they will pour their sub floor sometime in November. The apartment complex in Hanover is almost completed. The houses off Cody Road are done and the ones on Cherry are almost done. 

15.    No Appearances and petitions from the audience. (Limit of three (3) minutes for each.)

16.    No New Business: Discussion and possible action concerning any matter not known which could not have been foreseen prior to the posting of this agenda.  

17. Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by Knight. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes.


ATTEST:


________________________________                    ________________________________
Cheryl Merrell, City Clerk                                           Ed Parks, Mayor

 

DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 7:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 EAST MAIN


  1.  Call to order Davis Municipal Authority by Ed Parks.

  2.   Roll Call: Chairman Ed Parks, here, Vice-Chairman Josh Oakley, here, Trustee Stan Jones, here, Trustee Darryl McCurtain, here, Trustee Brett Knight, here.

 3.   Consideration and possible action to approve Consent Agenda including minutes of prior meetings and claims. Knight made motion to approve. Second by Jones. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes.

4.    No items removed from Consent Agenda. 

5.    Consideration and possible action to approve rate increase at Turner Falls Park. McCurtain made motion to approve rate increase with changes to $250.00 for cabins and $100.00 for pavilion at Turner Falls Park. Second by Knight. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes. Tom said this was requested in the summer that we go up on the rates for the New Year. We have proposed rates in the packets. Everything is taking the increase except for the shelters, RV sites, and camping permits. We’ve had the same rates for about 8 years now.  
      
6.    Consideration and possible action to approve concession leases at Turner Falls Park. Oakley made motion to approve concession leases with a 10% increase at Turner Falls Park. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, no, McCurtain, yes, Knight, no, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes. Tom said in the packet is a list on the leases that expire December 31 of this year. He has talked with Attorney Mark whether or not it was a requirement that these go out for bids and he said it was not a requirement for this. All the people that have the leases are good stewards out at the park and represent the park well. It is his recommendation that you redo these leases to the people that have them with additional 5 years along with a 10 % increase in their concession fee. Knight said he had a couple of people ask about leasing them. Tom said he talked to Mark in regards to them not having to go out for bids. Tom said he has not received a phone call in regards to these. Tom reasoning for Council to renew the leases is because of the financial commitment that they have put into these along with the equipment that they buy and replace as they go out. He knows the leases are a good money maker but he also knows they put a lot of money, time and effort into this. It’s his understanding that they guy who has the ice cream shop and the pizza place, he paid $25,000.00 to for the pizza oven on a one year lease. You only gave him that so that the leases will all come due at the same time.  

7.     Presentation from Badger Meters in regards to electronic water meters. Tina, a meter technologist specialist, spoke in regards to updating water meters for City of Davis. They showed the difference types of automatic meters, positive displacement and ultra sonic.    
  
8.   Turner Falls Report by Tom Graham. Everything is working really well. He is still trying to come up with a report to compare last years with this year. They are doing some projects right now. They are working on 3 new shelters and will come to Council for bids to redo all the roads in the park but that won’t be until spring. 
       
9.   Public Works Director Report by Bert Curtis. They are working on putting fire hydrants at the school and working on water lines. 
     
10.  Appearances and petitions from the audience. (Limit of three (3) minutes for each.) 
     
11.  New Business: Discussion and possible action concerning any matter not known which could not have been foreseen prior to the posting of this agenda. Mrs. Peters asked if there a something in our Ordinance about people leaving their poly carts out by the streets instead of putting them back in their yards and letting their trash blow out in the streets? Tom stated that no there was not.  
     
12.  Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by Knight. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Knight, yes, Oakley, yes, Parks, yes.

ATTEST:


________________________________                     _______________________________
Cheryl Merrell, City Clerk                                           Ed Parks, Chairman