Village of Thurston

Council Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2007


Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm by Mayor Mary Barber.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 


Roll call:          Robert Ortman – Present

Warren Simpson – Present

Ed Vanek – Absent

Vickie Carroll - Absent

Steve Reedy – Present

Laura Clark – Present

Mary Barber – Present

Aaron Reedy – Present


Mary asked if any visitors wished to speak.  No one did.


Steve made a motion to approve the January 2007 minutes.  Laura second.  All yea.


Robert made a motion to approve the January 2007 financial statement.  Steve second.  All yea.


Steve made a motion to approve the January 25 2007 special meeting minutes.  Warren second.  All yea.


Steve made a motion to waive Council pay for the January 25 2007 special meeting.  Robert second.  All yea.


First reading for Ordinance 2007-4, An Ordinance limiting the amount reimbursed for mileage for Village employees.


Laura made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2007-5, An Ordinance amend the 2007 appropriations ordinance and the declaration of an emergency.  Robert second.  All yea.


Laura made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2007-5, An Ordinance to amend the 2007 appropriations ordinance and the declaration of an emergency.  Robert second.  All yea.


Report from Fire Chief – Jim Hite was present and submitted the report (see attached).   Jim said Aaron should see $82,416 deposited in our account from the Homeland Grant.  Aaron said he would check.


Report from the Service Committee:   Robert said they met Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm.  Present were Michelle Shumaker, Steve Reedy, Laura Clark, Ed Vanek, Kevin Ety, Dale Blosser & Robert Ortman.  They discussed a storm sewer problem on First Street.  The Committee recommends replacing the storm sewer line.  Michelle is to get some estimates from contractors.  Lowell said it’s probably 6” clay tile.


Randy Kemmerer told Ed that he would like someone to ride along with him during snow plowing to see the trees that need trimmed.  Steve and Ed have already trimmed some, but will look at trimming more. 


Report from the Safety Committee:   Didn’t meet

Report from the Finance Committee:  Didn’t meet

Report from the Rules Committee:  Didn’t meet. 

Report from the Regional Planning Representative:  Group didn’t meet.

Report from Village Administrator:  Michelle didn’t have anything to bring up.


Old Business –  Aaron asked Council when they wanted Michael from GGC Engineers to come meet.  They would like him to come March 7th for the Service Committee and the regular March Council meeting on March 8th.  Aaron will invite him.


Aaron asked about the signs Council approved in August to commemorate the Village being a “railroad village”.  He wanted to know exactly what the sign is to say.  Mary said she will contact Nick Ford and discuss with him.


New Business  - Steve said Bob Black said there is more soffit coming off the Municipal Building.  He got a price of $8,000 to cover every piece of wood with aluminum.  We’ll get more quotes.


Aaron announced our insurance carrier, Acordia, has changed their name to Wells Fargo.


Aaron went over a draft of a new Water Service Agreement that would be with Walnut Creek Sewer District.  Aaron asked input for any changes by next meeting.


Aaron reminded Council to review the proposed ordinance for water rates.


Council went over the 5-year project plan from October 2003.  They discussed what projects they want to have GGC look at presenting for funding.


Steve made a motion to adjourn.  Warren second.  All yea.  Time is 8:40 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,




Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk