Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting Elkton City Council April 14, 2019 8:30 a.m.

Flag Salute

Meeting was called to order by Mayor Burke. Joan Smith, Ryan Fall, Kim Moore and Dan Shepherd were present. From the City Staff Gary Trout and Linda Cereda.

Minutes:  Joan moved to approve the minutes with corrections, Kim seconded, motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Ryan Fall, Kim Moore and Dan Shepherd

Bills:   Joan moved to approve the bills, Kim seconded, motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Ryan Fall, Joan Smith, Kim Moore and Dan Shepherd

Visitors:  Linda McNamara, Bill Munroe, Max Egener from The News Review, Jerry Burke Jr, Jerry Stevenson and Carrie Brown from the Jordan Cove Project, Jenny Peddicord, Dylan Zodrow, and Director Marjory Hamman from ECEC.

Communications:   Mayor Burke read a letter from Scottsburg thanking Elkton for opening its doors during the snow storm.

Public Input:   ECEC has put together a committee to put together a calendar of events and do some advertising for events happening this summer for the whole town. Also they are putting together a “First Friday” event once a month. Look for more information on the City web page and ECEC web page.

Business New and Old:

Public Works Report:

  • Water plant and sewer plant are back on line and running fine.
  • Gary continues to work with TAG on the telemetry for the water plant

Pembina Donation:  Joan moved to accept the $5000.00 donation from Pembina, Kim seconded, motion carries 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Ryan Fall, Kim Moore and Dan Shepherd.

Street Lights:  Mayor Burke continues to work with Douglas Electric Co-Op to install more efficient LED street lights. Also the council is discussing placement of the street lights.

Vacation Rental/BnB Dwellings:  The council read thru a packet downloaded from the DLCD about guidelines for Vacation Rental and B&B’s. There were several comments from community members concerning what defines a vacation rental as opposed to a long term rental and utility rates. The community is encourage to attend future meetings discussing this issue to help the council better  decide on how to address the need for regulation of vacation rentals and bed n breakfast dwellings.

Temporary Street Closure Request:  Kim moved to approve the request from the Fire Dept to close part of First Street in front of Brandborg Winery for a Fire Department Fundraiser on June 15, 2019. Ryan seconded, motion passed 5:0 with yes votes by Dan Burke, Joan Smith, Ryan Fall, Kim Moore and Dan Shepherd.

Emergency Preparedness:  Ryan Fall presented the Council with an Emergency Preparation Plans Worksheet. The Council discussed have a community meeting in the near future to develop an Emergency Plan in the event of any future disaster.

Goals Short/Long Term:  The Council discussed the short/long term goals.

Good of the order:  Ethics Reports are due May 1, 2019

Being no further business the meeting was adjourned.