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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - March 17, 2017

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1-2. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The emergency council meeting was called to order by Mayor Struck at 1:00 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Councilor Kuiken, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, City Supervisor Houk and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Porter. Councilor Webber, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham and Clerk/Treasurer Roberts were absent.

3. RESOLUTION #2017-01 – DECLARING THE LANDSLIDE AT LIGHT CREEK AND THE DISLOCATION OF THE RAW WATER INTAKE PIPE TO THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT AN EMERGENCY

Mayor Struck gave a brief overview explaining that on Wednesday, March 15th a large landslide at Light Creek took out the raw water intake pipe to the water treatment plant. She also pointed out that the area is still very unstable with the possibility of more land movement. City Supervisor Houk noted that Ashley Construction has been in the area and worked one day cleaning up the slide, but it became too dangerous and they had to pull their equipment out. Councilor Williams asked if there was a certain dollar amount needed to declare an emergency. Mayor Struck advised him that no, there is not, but also at this point the city has no idea what the cost of repair is going to be. City Supervisor Houk felt that in the beginning it would probably only be a three day job and cost a few thousand dollars, but now there is really no way to know what the cost might be. Mayor Struck reported that a Geo Tech would be coming down to inspect the area on Monday, March 20th. City Supervisor Houk assured the council that the city’s water supply is not in jeopardy as Martin Creek is on line (and in good shape) and as a last resort the city has the intertie with the City of Raymond.

Councilor Neve made a motion to accept Resolution #2017-01 – Declaring the landslide at Light Creek and the dislocation of the raw water intake pipe to the Water Treatment Plant an emergency. The motion was seconded by Councilor Williams. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

4. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 1:06 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 27, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.