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Record of Proceedings
Sedgwick Town Board Meeting
June 12, 2017

Members Present: Peggy Owens; Gena Kinoshita; Carole Cross; Peggy Raymond; Troy Kinoshita; Alan Otsuka


Employees Present: Rhonda Jones; Richard Kehm 

The Sedgwick Town Board met in regular session June 12, 2017 at the Town Hall, a quorum was verified and the meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by Mayor Otsuka

Rhonda reported to the board she would be mailing letters to all past due account giving them the opportunity to make arrangements to get it paid. Any accounts that taken care of by the end of September will have liens placed on the properties the first of October.


Rhonda gave the board a copy of “Use your powers wisely and humanely” a section from the CML book Small Town Solutions. She went on to say she has worked for the town for over 12 years and doesn’t deserve to be public disrespected by any board member. Any work related problem should be discussed with Alan, he is the employee supervisor. Richard said his wife was treated rudely over the weekend by a board member and asked the board to get a hold of him if something for the town was needed not to go through his wife.



Nancy reported the renovations to the museum continue. Victor from Chappell will start on the bathroom and east room this week. Nancy added Victor is dependable and she is pleased with the work he has done.


Jason Toyne told the board the fire truck has room for 400’ more hose, the cost $2,529.60 plus shipping and asked if the town would be willing to buy this for the fire department. The Sedgwick Fire Department is rated 8 ½; 1 is the best 10 is the lowest. They will not get a higher rating until the town upgrades some of the infrastructure. 

Troy moved to pay for 400’ of hose at the cost of $2,529.60 plus shipping for the Sedgwick Fire Department. Peggy Raymond seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.



Richard is mowing and repairing mowers. He took one of the mowers to Ovid for repairs, it is running ok but it is six years old and is getting worn out. 


The handle on the trash truck that pushes the trash into the truck is sticking. Richard talked to Julesburg and they didn’t know what was going on with it. It also has an oil leak. Alan told him to take it to Dunkers in Ovid to have it looked at. If they can’t fix it we may have to take it to Sterling. Richard needs to have one of the tires fixed on the trash truck also.


It is time for the lead and copper test, it was done every three years now it is yearly because of the problems in Flint Michigan it is required yearly.


Patrick talked to Julesburg about mosquito spraying in town it would be done late Thursday night or early Friday morning. If needed two times a week it will be Tue. 
Peggy R. moved to have Julesburg spray for mosquitoes. Troy seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.


Patrick will meet with Dickenson Surveyors tomorrow for an update on the new maps for the town.
As requested by the board, Patrick checked on the price for flashing pedestrian signs to slow traffic down on Main Avenue. The board discussed different options for slowing traffic down.


Carole moved to put a 4 way stop on 1st and 2nd Main Avenue. Troy seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried. Patrick was asked to order the signs. 


There has been ATV’s driving on our park. They not only leave ruts in the park they will break off the sprinkler heads. Peggy R. moved to buy four “No ATV Allowed” signs for the park. Peggy O. seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.


A Flag pole and solar lights for the Town Hall would be $2,000.00. Tabled
Fire hydrant reflector paint is $1,500.00. Tabled
Carole moved to buy paint for the curbs in front of the fire hydrants to discourage people from parking there. Peggy O. seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.
Patrick will be doing a cross connection survey.



Peggy R. moved to approve the minutes as corrected from the May 8, 2017 meeting. Peggy O. seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.


Financial/Pay Bills

Peggy O. moved to pay the bills. Peggy R. seconded the motion. Roll call vote; motioned carried.
Jeanie-Absent Gena-Yes Peggy O.-Yes Peggy R.-Yes Troy-Yes Carole-yes


Old Business

The Board will go into executive session at the end of agenda to look at applications.


The town received a bid for brochures from Creative Marketing. Carole moved have the Sedgwick County Economic Development make brochures for the Town. Peggy R. seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.


Dog Ordinance Tabled


Discussion on the cat problem in town: Rhonda will call the animal shelter in Chappell to ask if they can help with the problem.


New Business

The adding shipping container that will be added to the zoning ordinance was discussed.
Rhonda will ask the town’s attorney for samples of what other towns have done and ask if the containers in town would be grandfathered in.

Gena was concerned if the building next to the Inn was being moved had filled out proper paper work. Lupe said she still had the paper work from last time and would turn it in before anything is moved.


Over the next month the trustees will see who is in violation of the nuisance ordinance and present at the next meeting.


The board discussed hiring Wayne Price for road repairs. All contract labor will have to meet CIRSA’s requirement.


Gena moved to approve on public record the consensus vote to sponsor the museum for a grant. Peggy R. seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.


Troy moved to go into executive session for personnel. Peggy R. seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.


The Board is now out of executive session.


Rhonda will contact one of the persons interested in the part time clerical assistant job that needs to fill out an application. A meeting for interviews will be set up when all board members can attend.


Gena moved to adjourn the meeting. Troy seconded the motion. Voice vote; motioned carried.

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