DAVIS CITY COUNCIL AND DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017 7:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 EAST MAIN
1. Call to order Davis City Council by Josh Oakley.
2. Roll Call: Mayor Ed Parks, absent, Vice-Mayor Josh Oakley, here, Councilman Stan Jones, here, Councilman Darryl McCurtain, here, Councilman Brett Knight, absent.
3. Prayer led by Stan Jones.
4. Pledge of Allegiance led by Josh Oakley.
5. Consideration and possible action to approve Consent Agenda including minutes of prior meetings and claims. McCurtain made motion to approve. Second by Jones. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes.
6. No items removed from Consent Agenda.
7. Presentation and discussion with Rickey Hayes on status with Retail Development. Rickey spoke in regards to National Retailers Restaurants in Murray County. He met with Tom and Sulphur City Manager in regards of the two cities working together and do what they’ve done all over the country. We started our company in 2007 and have worked in 430 cities, in 38 states and working in 8 states now in about 135 cities. We have a bunch of contractors and partners that help us. There are some people that we are talking to that have put some interest in our community (Murray County.)
8. Consideration and possible action to approve 2018 City Council and DMA meeting dates, 2018 Planning Board, 2018 Davis Volunteer Fire Department meeting dates and 2018 Holiday schedule. McCurtain made motion to approve. Second by Jones. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes. Tom stated that we needed to change the Planning Board Schedule in January to the 8th one hour before the Council Meeting.
9. Consideration and possible action to purchase pickup for Fire Department to be used as a command unit in the amount of $29,970.00 to be paid out of Contingency Fund. Jones made motion to purchase the truck in the amount of $29,970.00 from the Contingency Fund. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes. Tom stated this is in the budget. It’s a four wheel drive pickup with one of our local dealers. The Contingency Fund has $361,643.43. It will be used to get side by sides out for wildfires. The Contingency Fund will not receive any more funding until May 1, 2018 but after we took the cap off of it from $250,000.00, we were able to build it up this much.
10. Tabled action on new employee manual. Tom said Council asked him to delay it a month so they would have more time to read it. He would like to get it approved this month. Darryl said he would like to wait till the other Councilmen could be here.
11. Public Safety Report by Danny Cooper. Report is in the packet. They are seeing more scams this time of the year; we are trying to get them out on social media to warn everyone.
12. No Chamber Report.
13. MCIA Report by Melissa Pratt. We finished Fun Times Ad for Turner Falls and our recycling program is going well. Our next Beautification Meeting will be January 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Extension Building. Economic Development Meeting is January 23 in Davis at 10:00 a.m.; we will be electing new officers.
14. City Manager Report by Tom Graham. Work is continuing at Fullerton Park with new roof on band stand and new frame work and fencing around tennis court. The City bought the material needed and C & C Backhoe has donated all the labor. Cody Street was heavily damaged during construction for the housing addition. The City with help from our County Commissioner is ripping up the road and resetting the base then developer will come in and concrete this road. With recommendations from Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Code Enforcer we have boarded the door ways at 209 S. 8th Street for public safety and fire concerns. We have posted a letter on the house to start dilapidation procedures.
15. No Appearances and petitions from the audience. (Limit of three (3) minutes for each.)
16. New Business. Discussion and possible action concerning any matter not known which could not have been foreseen prior to the posting of this agenda. Darryl asked Tom on the retention ponds in the new housing addition, are there any plans or concerns expressed about the two ponds being so close to the houses. Tom said they are actually going to install the windmills that will operate a pump and those ponds will stay empty unless we have a lot of rain, and then they will be emptied slowly. He and Bert Curtis have recommended to them very heavily that they fence those ponds for public safety and they are taking that into consideration but yes, there will be a windmill installed.
17. Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes.
Cheryl Merrell, City Clerk Vice Mayor, Josh Oakley
DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017 7:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 EAST MAIN
1. Call to order Davis Municipal Authority by Josh Oakley.
2. Roll Call: Chairman Ed Parks, absent, Vice-Chairman Josh Oakley, here, Trustee Stan Jones, here, Trustee Darryl McCurtain, here, Trustee Brett Knight, absent.
3. Consideration and possible action to approve Consent Agenda including minutes of prior meetings and claims. Jones made motion to approve. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes.
4. No items removed from Consent Agenda.
5. Consideration and possible action to approve John Pletcher at Cross Bar Ranch to night hunt to eliminate the pig problem. McCurtain made motion to eliminate the pig/hog problem at Cross Bar Ranch as long as it’s not firearms or explosives, by trapping them. Second by Jones. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes. John said the game warden gave him a permit to shoot pigs on his 10 acres and he wants to get one for the 6,500 acres out at Cross Bar. Billy, Park Manager said he called game warden and he said he informed him that it was up to what the Council wanted to do but it was City Ordinance no shooting firearms within City limits but if you decided to do this then the person whom is on the lease would have to file for a permit with Wildlife Department and designate whomever he wanted to do the hunting. But it was up to the Council first then Ramsey would have to get the permit. Billy said the 10 acres was his and that he could do that. Darryl said that Pletcher’s 10 acres was in City Limits as well. Pletcher said so is Lawyer Smiths, it’s in City limits. Tom said that when John asked him about this he would have to check with the Council. He didn’t know if it would be a conditional use permit or what it would be to allow them to discharge firearms inside the City limits. Attorney Mark asked John if he has spoken with their insurance carrier. He said no. Tom said he would like to take one thing into consideration, regardless of what we let people do and regardless if we lease land to somebody, we are still liable for it, in case of an accident. We’re still under an active law suit right now from two years from the Halloween Carnival and the Boo Crew had insurance when the lady got hurt. We’re still being sued right now. As long as we own it, we’re still going to be liable for it. Mark said he agreed with that right now to a degree of our insurance being secondary instead of primary. The Boo Crews Insurance should step in and cover any losses. Just like if something happens with John and Cross Bar on hunting or whatever else they are doing out there, their insurance will cover everything. The City is protected by Cross Bars’ 5 million dollar insurance. Rick Warren said he has them on his place and out at the camp. He said using traps are the only way to get rid of them. They’ve been fighting them for a long time. He would be willing giving John one and/or setting one up for him. Mark asked John is game warden has given him any information on how to ease the pig problem out there. John said he has been told to shoot them. Councilman Jones said he’s been out there on his property during the night and day and has seen them twice. He thinks we should think about trapping them instead of shooting on that area. They may not be there for another six weeks since they come and go. They migrate around. He can go weeks and not see any, and then he can go weeks seeing them every time he goes. He would be open to use traps. Darryl asked John if he was asking for the Ranch or his property. He said the Ranch; he shoots them on his property. Darryl said he thought it was too much liability shooting them on the ranch. He knows there a pig problem out there, he’s seen them. Tom asked John if he would be interested in trapping them. John said yes. He then asked Rick Warren if he could help him get started. Rick said yes.
6. Turner Falls Report by Billy Standifer. We are upgrading our cabins. They do have trout out there.
7. Public Works Director Report by Bert Curtis. We are working on Cody Street and hope to have information or something on electronic meters soon.
8. No appearances and petitions from the audience. (Limit of three (3) minutes for each.)
9. 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.
10. Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Oakley, yes.
Cheryl Merrell, City Clerk Vice-Chairman Josh Oakley