CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - April 10, 2017

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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 Webber, Councilor Williams, Councilor Neve, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Porter. Councilor Kuiken was absent. (Excused)

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 March 27, 2017 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Webber. Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

Vendors - Check #42896 thru Check #42943 - $91,945.67

Payroll - Check #24230 thru Check #24244 - $106,599.47 including Direct Deposit

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. ORDINANCE #1521 – ADOPTING THE UPDATED SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM (SMP) AND AMENDING THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (FIRST READING) (ACTION)

Councilor Williams made a motion to accept Ordinance #1521 – Adopting the updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and amending the City of South Bend Comprehensive Plan as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve.
Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

6. ORDINANCE #1522 – REPEALING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 2.30 OF SBMC (FIRST READING) (ACTION)

After Mayor Struck gave a brief overview of Ordinance #1522 – Repealing Portions of Chapter 2.30 of SBMC, a motion was made by Councilor Neve to move to one reading only. Councilor Hall made a motion to repeal portions of Ordinance #1522 of Chapter 2.30 of SBMC. The motion was seconded by Councilor Neve.
Vote: Ayes-4, Noes-0, Absent-1

7. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

None

7A. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC – THREE RIVERS MOSQUITO AND VECTOR CONTROL

Edward Horvath advised the council that he has started larviciding the catch basins. So far he’s estimated 307 catch basins. Mr. Horvath stated that they redid the mosquito website. The complaints about mosquitoes from last year from the year prior have went down substantially. Mr. Horvath also advised that if they come across a residence that could potentially have issues with mosquitoes they are hanging door hangers to help notify of ways to clean up.

8. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham reported that the department has had an uptake on domestic violence calls, a couple car thefts and 1 burglary. Along with complaints with dogs at large.
  • City Supervisor Houk advised that he had received a quote for a new garbage truck. The quote came in at $348,000, which $64,000 of that is for new garbage cans. Mr. Houk reported that with a new garbage truck, the city would see approximately 40% reduction out of the garbage fund for wages and benefits. As the garbage truck driver would get more time to work with the crew on other projects. Mr. Houk spoke to a business in Alaska that purchased their garbage truck 2-3 years ago and they have had no issues with the truck.
  • City Supervisor Houk advised that the city crew was going to be doing some pavement patching on Cedar Street and Central Street tomorrow (April 11, 2017).
9. MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Struck advised that she went to AWC Lobby Day meeting in Olympia last week. She informed the Representatives to not forget about the small cities when looking at budgets.

10. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilor Hall noted that the article in the City Vision magazine was a very good article regarding South Bend.

11. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.