CITY OF WINDY HILLS
Minutes of Regular Council Meeting
December 10, 2018
The Council and Officers of the City of Windy Hills met at the Sojourn Community Church, 2501 Rudy Lane, at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Ising called the meeting to order.
The Mayor introduced individually all the new and current Councilmembers as well as the new Mayor and congratulated each one for winning the election. He also thanked Councilman Phillips and Skelton (who did not run for re-election) for their years of work and service to the City.
ROLL CALL: The following were present:
|MAYOR||COUNCIL MEMBERS||OTHER CITY OFFICIALS|
|E. James Ising||Helen Davis||Sandy Moore|
|Kate Greer||Jim Hodge|
|Lou Phillips||Steve Teaford|
Councilwoman Greer moved to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2018 Council meeting; seconded by Councilwoman Davis and approved unanimously.
FINANCIAL REPORTS, APPROVAL OF BILLS:
The financial reports for November, 2018 were moved for approval by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman Skelton,and approved unanimously.
Councilwoman Rademaker moved to approve the November bills, totaling $47,171.90 that was seconded by Councilwoman Greer. The motion passed unanimously.
RESIDENTS’ COMMENTS/CONCERNS: None
Finance/Ordinances: No report.
Code Enforcement: Steve Teaford, the City’s Code Enforcement Officer, reported that there have been 47 rental letters mailed and will start the inspection process of the rental properties in March.
Community Caring/Health & Fitness/Welcome to Windy Hills: There were 4 new residents. Councilwoman Spencer reported that she spoke with a woman that lives on Victoria and has Christmas decorating experience and has asked her to help in the future with the Windy Hills Christmas decorations.
Community Events/Newsletter/Tree Board: Councilwoman Greer stated the next newsletter deadline will be February 15. She reported that there will be two new Tree Board members to replace the two that have been elected to the City’s Council. These new board members will be approved at the January meeting.
Public Works: Councilman Phillips reported there was a catch basin sinking on Two Springs that he has reported to MSD.
Police Liaison/Real Estate Signs: Councilwoman Rademaker reviewed the report from November, 2018. She stated the Graymoor/Devondale Police patrolled the City over 100 hours. Eleven hours of radar time was spent on Ambridge, resulting in two citations and six warnings. Eight hours of radar time was spend on Rudy which resulted in two citations and one warning. Officers assisted motorists on Kitty Hawk and Ambridge. Home watches were in effect on Highfield, Indian Ridge, Chelsea and Grassy Fork.. Two parking citations were issued on Clerkenwell. A suspicious person was reported on Ambridge, but not located by police. Also reported was a possible identity theft, open fire at a construction site, a shooting, and possible overdose.
Windy Hills Green/City Beautification: No report.
Annual Audit: Councilwoman Greer made a motion to accept the corrected Audit for 2017/2018 that was seconded by Councilwoman Davis. The motion passed unanimously.
Communications Franchise Update – Attorney Hodge stated the City needs to advertise for the bid.
Code of Ordinance Codification update from American Legal Publishing Corp.: City Clerk, Sandy Moore, reported that the last two ordinances will be forwarded to American Legal for publishing.
Oath of Office – Monday, December 31, 2018 – 1:00 pm – City Hall: There will be a Special Meeting notice posted for December 31.
Other: The Rudy Lane and Ambridge intersection has been approved by Metro and Safe-T-Co will be doing the work to install flexible yellow posts and move the sign.
Ordinance 3, Series 2018/2019 – Repeal of Ordinances – 2nd Reading: Councilwoman Greer made a motion to have the Ordinance read into record and was seconded by Councilman Skelton. The motion was approve unanimously. Attorney Hodge read the Ordinance into record. The unanimous vote was as follows:
|Helen Davis – Aye||Kate Greer – Aye||Lou Phillips – Aye|
|Marianne Rademaker – Aye||Mike Skelton – Aye||Suzanne Spencer – Aye|
Ordinance 4, Series 2018/2019 – Relating to Code Enforcement Officer Position – 1st reading: Councilwoman Greer made a motion to have the Ordinance read into record and was seconded by Councilman Skelton. The motion passed unanimously. Attorney Hodge read Ordinance #4, Series 2018/2019 relating to the Code Enforcement Officer Position into record. No further action was needed.
Other: Councilman Skelton pointed out that the City was charged for the Reach Alert service at $3 per user. Currently there are 435 people signed up to receive Reach Alert.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT: No report.
MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Ising stated that this is his last meeting as Mayor and thanked everyone for their service to the City. He also thanked Councilman Phillips and Councilman Skelton for their combined 35 years of service. He stated that they would be available to help the new members. He congratulated the new Mayor and members.
Comments/Questions to the Council as a Whole: Resident, Ralph Williams reported that there is a big hole on the east side of Indian Ridge at Brownsboro Rd.
Councilwoman Greer moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 P.M., seconded by Councilman Phillips and the motion passed unanimously.
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|Helen M Davis, Mayor||Sandy Moore, City Clerk|