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May 13, 2019

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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - May 13, 2019

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1-2. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Struck at 5:30 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Councilor Buchanan, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Davis, Councilor Little, Police Chief Eastham and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts. City Supervisor Houk was absent.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA, CONSENT AGENDA, AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilor Neve to approve the Agenda, Consent Agenda and the minutes of the April 8, 2019 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams.

Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Vendors – Check #44998 thru Check #45047 - $308,173.64 Including EFT Payments
Check #44973 thru #44997 VOIDED

Payroll - Check #24605 thru Check #24621 - $97,005.30 Including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PACIFIC COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS (PACCOM) INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

Councilor Neve made a motion to accept the Pacific County Communications (PACCOM) Interlocal Agreement as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Davis. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

6. SPRING CLEAN UP

Clerk/Treasurer Roberts gave the council a brief overview of past spring cleanup numbers. Using an average from the last three years – 2016, 2017 and 2018 – 104 people took advantage of spring cleanup for a total overage of 60,077 lbs. which equaled 30.04 tons of garbage for an average cost of $3,151.83. Following a brief discussion Councilor Williams made a motion to continue spring cleanup with the expense covered by the City. The motion was seconded by Councilor Davis. Vote: Ayes-5, Noes-0, Absent-0

Spring cleanup will be held the week of June 10th. Clerk/Treasurer Roberts will advise Kim Porter to get the information out to the citizens.

7. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

8. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

None

9. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck advised she would be out of the office from May 14th – May 17th as she will be attending the National League of Cities Annual Conference in Florida. The Association of Washington Cities is paying for her to attend.

10. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Buchanan asked his fellow councilors to think about ways to get more use of the city dock and about parking. Police Chief Eastham noted that the docks are full in the summer, during boating season.
  • Councilor Buchanan asked that if the Steve Russell Crossing isn’t fixed if there could be a sign put up that says it isn’t working properly.
  • Councilor Williams noted that he hasn’t seen any mosquitos so far this year which is very unusual, but also a good thing.
11. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:51 PM to meet again on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.

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