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CITY OF SOUTH BEND - COUNCIL MEETING - May 22, 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 Kuiken, Councilor Neve, Councilor Hall, Police Chief Eastham, City Supervisor Houk and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Porter. Councilor Williams and Councilor Webber were 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 May 8, 2017 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilor Hall. Vote: Ayes-3, Noes-0, Absent-2

Vendors - Check #43022 thru Check #43056 - $247,425.05

4. CORRESPONDENCE

None

5. PUBLIC HEARING @ 5:31 PM – POTENTIAL CDBG FOR SOUTH BEND WATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADES

Mayor Struck opened the public hearing at 5:31 pm and pointed out that there were Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program handouts in the back of the room in English and Spanish. She also noted that there was a Spanish interpreter present if anyone in the audience needed assistance. The public hearing was part of the requirements for a Community Development Block Grant which the city is pursuing for South Bend Water Treatment Plant upgrades. The public hearing was closed at 5:31 pm.

6. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

Citizen Daryle Buchanan announced that he was running for city council. He’s happy with what’s going on in the city. Mayor Struck welcomed him and the other candidate’s to the race.

7. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
  • Police Chief Eastham noted that there has been a few domestic violence calls. One was an assault towards an officer.
  • Police Chief Eastham noted that Patrick Jo will be graduating from Police Academy on June 28th.
  • Police Chief Eastham advised citizens to be aware of phone scams going on. Don’t give out any information and hang up the phones. Don’t carry on a conversation with them.
  • City Supervisor Houk reported that Light Creek Dam is back on line and everything went well. (See March 17th and 27th Council Minutes)
  • City Supervisor Houk reported that the slide at Martin Creek had been cleaned up as well.
  • City Supervisor Houk announced that the city had been awarded a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant in the amount of $39,000 to fix pot holes. He advised that Eric Noah from Gray & Osborne, Inc helped with the grant process. Mayor Struck gave City Supervisor Houk kudos for all his hard work.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT
  • Mayor Struck noted that Clerk/Treasurer Roberts is out of the office in Montreal, Canada at a IIMC Conference. This is part of Washington Municipal Clerks Association.
  • Mayor Struck also noted that she had met with people from South Bend Timberland Library to look at the building to see what all needs to be done/repaired. She also met with a gentleman today that helped Hoquiam Library get a grant to do there repairs.
9. COUNCIL COMMENTS
  • Councilor Kuiken noted to enjoy the sunshine while we have it.
  • Councilor Neve thanked City Supervisor Houk and the city crew for staying on top of fixing all the pot holes.
  • Councilor Neve noted to expect lots of traffic this upcoming Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend.
  • Councilor Neve asked how Pioneer Park was coming along with the bricks. Mayor Struck advised that it was on hold for now. The city is on the RCO unfunded list at the moment.
  • Councilor Neve asked how the Carnival games were going for Labor Day. Mayor Struck advised that there are quite a few different school/organizations that have signed up. There will be no rides this year.
  • Councilor Hall asked if anything was going on with the homeless project located on Broadway. The grass is starting to get really over grown.
  • Councilor Hall asked if the City, Fire Department or Police Department has access to the gate located on the 2000 line. He was advised that they do not.
  • Councilor Hall noted that it was nice to see the candidates in attendance. Encourages all candidates to attend the meetings.
10. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:55 PM to meet again at 5:30 PM on Monday, June 12, 2017 for the next regularly scheduled meeting at South Bend City Hall.