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                                                              MEETING MINUTES

                                                                 January 10, 2014               


MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Darrin Figgins, Members Ronald Craft, and Cecil Simpson.


MEMBERS ABSENT: Members Kathy Olson and David Schell.


STAFF PRESENT: Secretary Paula Shapland, Sexton Bernard LaFever.                   


PUBLIC PRESENT: Ruben Flores, City Superintendent attended a portion of the meeting               


Chairman Darrin Figgins called the meeting to order in the Commissioner?s Room of the Grant County Court House at 12:00 p.m.


The minutes of October 25, 2013 and December 5, 2013 were approved unanimously upon motion by Cecil Simpson, second by Ronald Craft. 


Financial reports for 2013 including the 4th quarter check register and budget report were reviewed and approved following motion by Ronald Craft and second by Cecil Simpson.


Sexton Report:  Sexton LaFever reported that he needs back tires for the backhoe and tractor and prices will range from $500 to $800.  The Board consented to the purchases as needed.  He said there needs to be a runner poured for the fence at the new building and he is unable to complete it.  Cecil Simpson advised that it would be approximately $3,500.  The Board decided to go ahead and hire that work.  He had to replace the fuel tank since the old one collapsed.  The mowers are OK for the coming year.  Lights for outside the new building were not included in the bid for the new building so that will be an additional cost.  The Board agreed to have Dave?s complete that work.  He needs a truck cylinder seal kit which will cost $500. 


Filter System.  The Board discussed complications with the filter system at the Ulysses Cemetery.  A Rainbird System is being considered.  It was decided to adjourn and reconvene when Ruben Flores, City Superintendent can join the meeting.


Chairman Darrin Figgins called an executive session for 20 minutes, upon motion by Cecil Simpson, second by Ronald Craft, for the purpose of discussion of non-elected personnel. The board decided by general consensus to increase the employee wages by 3%. 


The meeting was reconvened at 1:15 with all members and Ruben Flores present.  The group discussed issued with the irrigation system and plans to get a Rainbird quote.  The City plans to chlorinate the lines to reduce algae.  No action taken.


There being no further business, Cecil Simpson moved, Ronald Craft seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 2:10 pm. 


The next scheduled meeting will be March 28, 2014.



Paula Shapland