Meeting Minutes


Regular Meeting Elkton City Council

August 10, 2017 8:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Flag Salute

Meeting was called to order by Mayor Burke. Councilors Ryan Fall, Paula Swanson, Joan Smith and Mike Hughes were present. From the City Staff Gary Trout, Linda Higgins and Linda Cereda.


Minutes:  Paula moved to approve the minutes, Joan seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Bills:  Paula moved to approve the bills, Mike seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Visitors: Tracy Fall

 Communication:  None

  1. Public Works:  Telemetry upgrade at the Waste Water Plant has been completed.  The City will be accepting bids for the Telemetry upgrade at the Water Plant. The tri annual Sanitary Survey for the water system was conducted Tuesday. No violations were found. Joan made a motion for the City to pay this year to have all Cross Connection Backflow Preventers inspected. It would then be up to Home Owners to maintain them and have them inspected yearly. Ryan seconded, motion passed unanimously. Joan moved to set a hearing date to adopt the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan set forth by Douglas County. Ryan seconded, motion passed unanimously

B. OLCC Request- Lexeme, LLC. Mike moved to approve the request for a Liquor License by Lexeme LLC, Joan seconded, motion passed unanimously.

  1. Community Picnic:  The Community picnic is set for August 24th at 5:00 P.M. Gary Trout and Mike Hughes will BBQ, the City and School will provide food and eating utensils and ECEC will supply beverages. The City has 3 tents and Ryan and Tracy Fall have a couple to put up for shade.

D. Contesting Nuisance Abatement-Ruffin:  A. Ruffin wrote a letter contesting the City requiring him to mow his field and cut down the blackberries. Mike made a motion to declare Ruffin’s property a nuisance according to ORD. #109 and to proceed with abatement. Ryan seconded, motion passed unanimously.

E. Noise-Demonstration Ordinance Review: Due to recent complaints regarding offensive demonstrators the Council has decided to send ORD. #52, 143, 123 to the City Attorney for review.

  1. Temporary Housing Permit Hearing:  The Council agreed to set the Public Hearing for the next Council meeting on September 14, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.



Being no further business the meeting was adjourned.