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January 2, 2018 | 1485

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APPROVED
The 1485 Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Beach, Mrs. Ford, Mr. Armstrong, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons. Mr. Zimmerman was absent.
Prayer was offered by Mr. Coblentz.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from council meeting # 1484 held on December 18, 2017.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske announced the next council meeting will be Tuesday January 16. Monday January 15 is Martin Lutheran King Day.

Committee Reports:

Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 205 calls for service in the month of December resulting in 19 arrests, 29 citations and 25 snow tickets. Cody Dewitt was hired as the new officer; he will start the police academy on January 7 for 12 weeks.

Resolutions/Ordinances: Ms. Smith will call a meeting later this month.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said the plow ordinance was in effect, he urged the public to pay attention, so their vehicles would not be towed. Mayor Teske said the city crew did a great job plowing the city roads.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: None.

Personnel: None.

Budget: None.

Finance: November 2017cash report in council packets.

City Administrator: Report in council packets. Mayor Teske thanked Jeff Best for fixing the snow blower.
Ms. Smith would like copies of the city administrator report available to the public.
KRDC: None.

City County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None

New Business:
Oath of Office-Mayor Teske, Council Members Gary Armstrong, Gary Beach, Angel Ford and Kristin Smith:
Lincoln County Commissioner Mark Peck administered the oath of office for Mayor Brent Teske, Council Members Gary Armstrong, Gary Beach, Angel Ford and Kirstin Smith.

Oath of Office-Police Officer Cody DeWitt:
Mayor Brent Teske administered the oath of office for City Police officer Cody DeWitt.

Discuss eliminating the $9.40 water credit:
Mayor Teske gave a back ground on the 9.40 credit, stating it was put in place three years ago to offset rates when the new Flower Creek Dam was built. The monthly 9.40 credit is paid out of the International Paper Settlement Agreement. The city would like to start saving the monthly 9.40 credit to invest in future infrastructure projects as matching grant money.
Mr. Beach said the water/ sewer committee suggested a summer time water sprinkling credit of 3000 gallons to offset the purposed water bill increase.
Mr. Beach presented council and the public with different calculations.
Ms. Smith was in favor of using the 9.40 credit to invest in future infrastructure as matching grant funds.
Mrs. Williams said if the city continues giving the 9.40 credit then does a water project, with IP money gone the city would have to borrow money and rates would go up.
Mr. Beach said if the city is proactive with this now, the city could leverage $200,000 to $300,000 on projects making our infrastructure sounder, which potentially would keep rates lower in the future.

Public Commit:
Arlen Magill, 807 Magill, asked if council would give a break on sewer rates in the summer because the sewer is not metered.
Mrs. Williams said the sewer is an average of October, November and December water usage; it is already a flat rate.
Alan Gerstenecker, 250 Norman, applauded the city for its fiscal responsibility. Mr. Gerstenecker asked council to consider a four-month water sprinkling credit.
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, said council does not understand the IP settlement agreement and gave council his back-ground knowledge of the International Paper Settlement Agreement. Mr. Orr said council was looking at this all wrong and would be stealing tax payer’s money. The city council needs to rethink this.
Mayor Teske asked council to take their time and talk to their constituents, and then the committee can make a recommendation.

Approve renewal alcohol license received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all renewal alcohol licenses received to date.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve renewal business license received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all renewal business licenses received to date except Lincoln County Broadcasters Inc.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve renewal business license received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept the renewal business licenses for Lincoln County Broadcasters Inc.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mrs. Williams ABSTAINED.
Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Shop& Drop Pick-up& Delivery Services
Mr. Armstrong MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approval of Claims and Payroll for December 2017.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for December 2017.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
 Changes to dog regulation (ordinance committee)
Ms. Smith stated there will be draft at the next council meeting.

 Reduced speed in school zone (streets committee)

 Council Rules and Procedures (mayor)

 Libby Web Site Re-Design (website design committee)
Mr. Armstrong, Ms. Smith and Mrs. Ford are on the committee.
Ms. Smith asked anyone with ideas for the website to give them to Mr. Armstrong.

General Comments from the Council:
None

Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 7:35 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

APPROVED
The 1485 Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Beach, Mrs. Ford, Mr. Armstrong, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons. Mr. Zimmerman was absent.
Prayer was offered by Mr. Coblentz.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from council meeting # 1484 held on December 18, 2017.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske announced the next council meeting will be Tuesday January 16. Monday January 15 is Martin Lutheran King Day.

Committee Reports:

Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 205 calls for service in the month of December resulting in 19 arrests, 29 citations and 25 snow tickets. Cody Dewitt was hired as the new officer; he will start the police academy on January 7 for 12 weeks.

Resolutions/Ordinances: Ms. Smith will call a meeting later this month.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said the plow ordinance was in effect, he urged the public to pay attention, so their vehicles would not be towed. Mayor Teske said the city crew did a great job plowing the city roads.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: None.

Personnel: None.

Budget: None.

Finance: November 2017cash report in council packets.

City Administrator: Report in council packets. Mayor Teske thanked Jeff Best for fixing the snow blower.
Ms. Smith would like copies of the city administrator report available to the public.
KRDC: None.

City County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None

New Business:
Oath of Office-Mayor Teske, Council Members Gary Armstrong, Gary Beach, Angel Ford and Kristin Smith:
Lincoln County Commissioner Mark Peck administered the oath of office for Mayor Brent Teske, Council Members Gary Armstrong, Gary Beach, Angel Ford and Kirstin Smith.

Oath of Office-Police Officer Cody DeWitt:
Mayor Brent Teske administered the oath of office for City Police officer Cody DeWitt.

Discuss eliminating the $9.40 water credit:
Mayor Teske gave a back ground on the 9.40 credit, stating it was put in place three years ago to offset rates when the new Flower Creek Dam was built. The monthly 9.40 credit is paid out of the International Paper Settlement Agreement. The city would like to start saving the monthly 9.40 credit to invest in future infrastructure projects as matching grant money.
Mr. Beach said the water/ sewer committee suggested a summer time water sprinkling credit of 3000 gallons to offset the purposed water bill increase.
Mr. Beach presented council and the public with different calculations.
Ms. Smith was in favor of using the 9.40 credit to invest in future infrastructure as matching grant funds.
Mrs. Williams said if the city continues giving the 9.40 credit then does a water project, with IP money gone the city would have to borrow money and rates would go up.
Mr. Beach said if the city is proactive with this now, the city could leverage $200,000 to $300,000 on projects making our infrastructure sounder, which potentially would keep rates lower in the future.

Public Commit:
Arlen Magill, 807 Magill, asked if council would give a break on sewer rates in the summer because the sewer is not metered.
Mrs. Williams said the sewer is an average of October, November and December water usage; it is already a flat rate.
Alan Gerstenecker, 250 Norman, applauded the city for its fiscal responsibility. Mr. Gerstenecker asked council to consider a four-month water sprinkling credit.
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, said council does not understand the IP settlement agreement and gave council his back-ground knowledge of the International Paper Settlement Agreement. Mr. Orr said council was looking at this all wrong and would be stealing tax payer’s money. The city council needs to rethink this.
Mayor Teske asked council to take their time and talk to their constituents, and then the committee can make a recommendation.

Approve renewal alcohol license received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all renewal alcohol licenses received to date.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve renewal business license received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all renewal business licenses received to date except Lincoln County Broadcasters Inc.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve renewal business license received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept the renewal business licenses for Lincoln County Broadcasters Inc.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mrs. Williams ABSTAINED.
Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Shop& Drop Pick-up& Delivery Services
Mr. Armstrong MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approval of Claims and Payroll for December 2017.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for December 2017.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
 Changes to dog regulation (ordinance committee)
Ms. Smith stated there will be draft at the next council meeting.

 Reduced speed in school zone (streets committee)

 Council Rules and Procedures (mayor)

 Libby Web Site Re-Design (website design committee)
Mr. Armstrong, Ms. Smith and Mrs. Ford are on the committee.
Ms. Smith asked anyone with ideas for the website to give them to Mr. Armstrong.

General Comments from the Council:
None

Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 7:35 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

January 16, 2018 | 1486

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APPROVED
The 1486 Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mrs. Ford, Mr. Armstrong, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm was absent.
Prayer was offered by Mr. Girod.
Mrs. Ford MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from council meeting # 1485 held on January 2, 2018.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
Mr. Zimmerman ABSTAINED.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske announced the opening for the planning board closes on January 19th. The city has an opening on the City County Board of Heath, Lyn Thompson has resigned. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to city hall. The City of Libby received a Tourism Grant for $85,355.00 though the Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and Business Development for Way Finding Signs.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: Mr. Armstrong gave the annual fire report for the year, the average turnout time was 5 ½ minutes, the average response time was 9.27 minutes and average time spent on scene was 55 minutes. Donated time was $ 74,760 which equaled $20 per hour and $20 per hour per person.

Police: None.

Resolutions/Ordinances: Ms. Smith said the committee had met and discussed several issues with the cemetery ordinances and will be looking at revising them. The tree board had made a request to change some ordinances and the committee will be looking at them.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach will call a meeting on Monday January 22 @ noon to discuss the school zone around the middle school.

Building: Mr. Beach will call a meeting on Thursday January 25 to discuss the Ponderosa room and rental agreements.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman will be calling a meeting later in the week.

Personnel: None.

Budget: None.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: None.
KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said there will be a meeting this Thursday.

City County Board of Heath: Mayor Teske gave the report. The Board is working on some engineering requests at the land fill. There have been some changes to the bi-laws bylaws; Mayor Teske has copies for the public. The Board has adopted their position statement for the IC Steering Committee and City-County Board of Heath operation and maintenance (O&M) phase Libby asbestos superfund site.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
John Desch, 510 Nevada, has been having sewer issues since last August. Today at noon the problem started again, Mr. Desch’s neighbor is also having sewer issues. The city was not able to fix the issue and has been aware of the problem for months. Mr. Desch said the city needs to do something or he will call a lawyer tomorrow morning.

New Business:
Move to support the Position Statement as prepared by the IC steering Committee and City-County Board of Heath:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION that the city supports the statement that the IC steering committee of the City-County Board of Heath has presented to the city dated January 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Public comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, Mr. Orr stated this was a nonbinding resolution, well laid out protection of your neighbors. Mr. Orr would like the city attorney to read the agreement; he said it has no force or effect in the law. Mr. Orr then gave his back ground knowledge of what happened with the EPA. Mr. Orr said if the council signs this, they will be signing a lie.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

RESOLUTION 1911-An resolution of the City Council of the City of Libby Montana repealing chapter 7.44 and its subsections 7.44.010 and 7.44.020 of the Libby municipal code (Ordinance 1886).
Ms. Smith gave background on the committee’s recommendation for Resolution 1911. Stating this has taken months of work, public input and council has received lots of communication.
Ms. Smith read Resolution 1911. Ms. Smith said Police Chief Kessel and animal control had reviewed Resolution 1911 and had no further input.
Ms. Williams MADE A MOTION to pass Resolution 1911 to removing the sections of the animal ordinance.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Public Comment:
Diana Andrew, 985 Farm to Market, said she supported the repeal and gave her reasons why.
Tracy Martin, 85 Garden Road, showed council pictures of her dogs and said every dog has a personality, it does not matter what kind of bread breed it was.
DC ORR, 1117 Nevada, asked if the repeal will happen immediately.
Mayor Teske said yes the repeal will happen immediately.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong voted FOR.
Ford voted AGAINST.
MOTION PASSED

ORDINANCE 1912-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana amending a portion of chapter 7.04.020 of the Libby municipal code entitled “definition” and amending the definition of “vicious dog’.
Mayor Teske read the definition of ordinance 1912.
Ms. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the FIRST READING of ordinance 1912 amending definitions of vicious dog.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Council discussion followed:
Mr. Beach asked if this more closely reflects what Lincoln County has.
Ms. Smith said that is correct.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve renewal business license received to date:
Mrs. Ford MADE A MOTION to accept all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Exodus 20:12
• R&R Remodel
• Big Sky Services ,LLC
Mr. Armstrong MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Ford SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Eliminating the 9.40 water credit (water/sewer committee)
Mayor Teske made copies of the International Paper Agreement for all council members. Mrs. Williams made copies of all the minutes of any related issues per IP agreement over the last 10 years for council members.
Council discussion followed:
Mayor Teske encouraged council to read though the past minutes.
Public Comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, said he was against the council eliminating the 9.40 credit and asked council to get legal advice.
Mayor Teske encouraged Mr. Orr to read though the past minutes.
Mr. Zimmerman will be calling a water/sewer meeting by the end of the week.

2) Reduced speed in school zone (streets committee)
Mr. Beach has been working with Mr. Hammons to get the engineering studying done around the middle school parking lot. They have been talking with Mr. Chisholm the city attorney to get some different viewpoints.

3) Council Rules and Procedures (mayor)

4) Libby Web Site Re-Design (website design committee)
Ms. Williams said the committee met and talked about what direction to proceed. The next meeting will be Monday at 1:30.

General Comments from the Council:
None

Adjournment:
Ms. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong and Ford voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 8:02 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

February 5, 2018 | 1487

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APPROVED
The 1487 Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, February 5, 2018 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Armstrong, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons and City Attorney Dean Chisholm.

Prayer was offered by Mr. Sontag.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske announced that Mrs. Ford had resigned from the city council. Anyone interested that meets the qualifications, please turn a résumé and letter of interest into City hall by February 12th at 5:00 p.m.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: Mr. Armstrong reported there were 9 calls in the month of January 3 in the city and 6 rural. There is a minor leak in the new fire hall roof, the contractor has been notified.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 230 calls for services in the month of January, resulting in 23 arrests, 31 citations, 4 DUIS and 26 parking tickets. One officer will attend training in Kalispell this month.

Resolutions/Ordinances: Ms. Smith said the committee had met and discussed several issues with the cemetery ordinances and will be looking at revising them. They also discussed changes to the tree board ordinance.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Will be discussed later in the agenda.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: Will be discussed later in the agenda.

Personnel: None.

Budget: The sixth month budget report in council packets. Mayor Teske updated council and the public on the sixth month budget report. Over all the revenue and expenses are where they should be.

Finance: December 2017 cash report in council packets.

City Administrator: In council packets, Mr. Hammons gave council an update on the city report.
KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said there was discussion at the January meeting about the Way Finding signs and the Gate Way entry signs. There will be a meeting February 6 at noon in Council Chambers.

City County Board of Heath: Mayor Teske said the city had received one application to fill the board position.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None:

New Business:
Bob Henline Kootenai Country Montana street closure request:
Bob Henline from Kootenai Country Montana requested the following street closure.
• Mineral Ave. from the north end of Fourth Street to the turn-around, allowing a transit lane for access to the Amtrak station.
• Second Street from California Avenue to Montana Avenue.
• Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 ending at 10 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve the closure request for Kootenai Country Montana for the Chain Saw Carving Championship beginning at 8 a.m. September 20, 2018 and ending at 10 p.m. September 23, 2018.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Public Comment:
Bill Cunnane, 622 Michigan, requested the event be a dog free area.
Mr. Henline said he would post signs.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

April Rainey Libby Tree Board:
April Rainey chair of the Libby Tree Board introduced board members Russ Gautreaux , Dorothy McBride and Gary Huntsberger to the council. Brian Baxter and Michelle Lamey were not present. Ms. Rainey then gave council and the public an update on the tree board.
Mrs. Williams thanked the tree board for all their hard work.

ORDINANCE 1912-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana amending a portion of chapter 7.04.020 of the Libby municipal code entitled “definition” and amending the definition of “vicious dog’ second reading.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt ordinance 1912.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve renewal business license received to date:
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Rift Raft Rentals.
• Kootenai Property Maintenance.
• Learning Tree Montessori.
• Realistic Handyman Services.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for January 2018.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for January 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Approve the water and sewer committee’s recommendation regarding the $ 9.40 credit.
Mr. Zimmerman made a committee recommendation to follow the original (International Paper) agreement as it was intended and supply irrigation water to residents affected by the well ban. To supply 8000 gallons of water per month for the months of June, July, August and September, this currently consist of 1,065 customers within the city limits of Libby. The breakdown of cost is; $ 2.98 per 1,000 gallons x 8 is $ 23.84/23.84×1065=25,389.60/25,389.60×4=101,558.40 for city irrigation. The remainder of the IP money would be put into an account and used for matching grant funds to improve the city’s water infrastructure. The committee recommends ceasing the$ 9.40 credit for all 1,865 water customers on the City of Libby water system. The recommendation would start in June 2018 along with the $ 9.40 credit ceasing from the billing system. City costumers would receive the $ 9.40 credit in June 2018 and the 8.000 gallons of water.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to accept the committee’s recommendation regarding International Paper Settlement monies.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Public Comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, thanked council for returning this settlement back to its original intent. This agreement will serve the citizens better. Mr. Orr then gave his back-ground knowledge of the International Paper settlement agreement. Mr. Orr asked to review Allen Payne’s contract between International Paper and the City of Libby.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

2) Discuss the lights, street and sidewalk committee’s recommendation regarding the school speed zone, move forward to a resolution.
Mr. Beach read the proposed posting of the “School Zone” with time of day signs on Education Way from HWY 2 to Ski Road. As well as Balsam Ave from Main Ave. down to Dale Street to Ski Road as a “school Zone” with a permanent 20 MPH, due to poor lighting and lack of safe area for children walking to school. This will also help law enforcement. Committee would like to move this proposal forward to a resolution.
Committee will MOVE FORWORD to resolution.

3) Libby Web Site Re-Design
Mrs. Williams said the committee met and talked about what direction to proceed. Mrs. Williams would like to present updates to council on Feb 20th before they proceed any further.

4) Council Rules and Procedures
Mayor Teske gave council an updated version of the council rules and procedures. Council then discussed and reviewed the council rules and procedures. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith thanked the tree board and all the board members that volunteer their time and make Libby a great place.
Mayor Teske appreciates everyone’s efforts.

Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 8:29 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

February 12, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting
February 12, 2018
Meeting began: 6pm
Attendance: Gary Neff, Bobbi McCanse, Jennifer Nelson, Kristin Smith, Virginia Kocieda
Public: Charles McFarland, Mark Andreasen, Linda Powell
(1) Announcement of one vacant seat on the City Planning Board. The resignation of Marv Sathers from the City Planning Board was also announced
(2) Review minutes – Didn’t have quorum to vote and make changes
(3) Candidates for vacant seats on City Planning Board
a. Three people applied for the open seats
b. John Landon withdrew his name
c. The two remaining candidates present at the meeting gave introductions and summarized their experiences; current board members asked questions
(4) Deliberation for recommendations; Gary Neff motioned to recommended Mark Andreasen, Virginia Kocieda seconded the motion; all voted in favor of the motion
(5) Will continue HCD discussion next meeting
a. Next meeting March 12th
b. Kristin Smith mentioned future hiring of an assistant with planning experience to work with the board
c. Upcoming schedule: Within 3 meetings finish HCD discussion and then move on to signage
(i) Next meetings held on March 26th, April 9th and 23rd
(6) Comments from the Public:
a. Linda Powell asked about whom to go to get more information about trees planted in public area in town, room for arboretum in public parks
(i) Kristin Smith recommended to go to the Tree Board
(ii) Jennifer Nelson mentioned Parks Department
b. Linda Powell also asked a question about Highway Commercial District (HCD), where the boundaries were, and details on re-zoning
(i) Kristin Smith clarified that the current City Planning Board is working on those issues.
Meeting ended: 7pm

February 20, 2018 | Notice of Public Meeting Updating PER for sewer and water

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APPROVED
Notice of a Public Meeting
Updating PER for sewer and water
Tuesday February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Council Chambers-City Hall

Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske. Present were Ms. Williams, Mr. Beach, Mr. Armstrong, Ms. Smith, Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer Jackie Powell and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum and Council person Brian Zimmerman were absent.

Update on the preliminary engineering reports:
Doug Peppmeier, TD&H Engineering, and Alan Wendt, AE2S, presented council and the public with a preliminary engineering report outlining water and wastewater system deficiencies and project priorities. Doug walked though the time line and how the grant and loan programs worked. Doug said the goal was to identify the city’s primary issues.
Alan Wendt detailed the capital improvements that should be addressed at the water treatment plant, distribution system and the wastewater system.
Mr. Hammons said some projects could be done by the city crews; the rest would be prioritized and be put into the PERS.
Doug Peppmeier then covered potential funding sources.

Public Comment:
Arlen Magill, 807 Wisconsin, asked about forming a rural water board. Magill said the city needs to pay off the water treatment plant before obtaining any new loans.
Gary Neff, 237 W. Larch, asked if the waste water used a drying bed system. Mr. Hammons said the waste water used a sludge press, a newer system upgrade.

Adjournment:
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 6:42 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Jackie Powell, Deputy City Clerk-Treasurer

Transcribed by Audray J. McCollum

February 20, 2018 | 1488 Regular Meeting

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APPROVED
The 1488 Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Armstrong, Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer Jackie Powell and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm and City Clerk Audray McCollum were absent.

Prayer was offered by Tom Cole.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from council meeting #1486 held on January 16, 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Mrs. Williams made a spelling correction on page 2 bi laws was changed to by laws and on page 3, bread was changed to breed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED
Ms. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from council meeting # 1487 held on February 5, 2018.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED

Announcements:
None

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: Kevin Miller Construction is repairing roof damage in the fire hall kitchen. The damage was caused by water leaking around the roof vent.

Police: None.

Resolutions/Ordinances: None.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: None.

Personnel: None.

Budget: None.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Mr. Hammons reported the pressure inducer went out on the hydro generator last week. The generator is fixed and generating power.
KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said there was discussion at the February meeting about the Way Finding signs, Gate Way entry signs and potential grants.

City County Board of Heath: On the agenda to interview and possibly appoint a new board member.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None:

New Business:
Bob Henline Kootenai Country Montana open container request (Chain Saw Carving Championship):
• Mineral Ave. from the north end of Fourth Street to the Turn-around, allowing a transit lane for access to the Amtrak station.
• Second Street from California Avenue to Montana Avenue.
• Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept 20, 2018; ending at 10p.m Sunday, Sept 23, 2018.
The area will be cordoned-off area for the duration of the event.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to allow the open container request from Kootenai County Montana for the chain saw carving contest.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mr. Armstrong questioned the hours and wanted to know if they would be continuous?
Mayor Teske asked Mr. Henline if he would be opposed to amending the time to 8am – 2am each day. Mr. Henline said he would not.
Ms. Williams asked if there would be security at the event. Mr. Henline said there would be.
Council discussion followed.
Mr. Henline and council amended the open container time to 8am -6pm, Sept 21, 22 and 23 2018.
Public Comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, asked if the event would have event insurance. Mayor Teske said that it would have event insurance.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
Smith RECUSED
MOTION PASSED

Bob Henline street closure request for Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Wounded Warrior Weekend):
• Lincoln Boulevard from Louisiana Avenue to Mineral Avenue from 9a.m. until 11 a.m.
• Mineral Avenue from Lincoln Boulevard to Second Street from 10a.m. until 11:30a.m.
• Second Street from Mineral Avenue Avenue to California Avenue from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30a.m.
Ms. Smith MADE a MOTION to grant the street closure request.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Interview and appoint City Council Member.
Three candidates for the position were in attendance Mr. William Holcomb, Mr. Hugh Taylor and Mr. D.C Orr to replace Mrs. Angel Ford. Mayor Teske asked the candidates to join City Administrator Jim Hammons in the back and they would be summoned one at a time to express their interest in why they would like to be on Libby City Council.

The First candidate to speak was William Holcomb, 213 West Balsam St. Mayor Teske asked if Mr. Holcomb had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Mr. Holcomb said he had. Mayor Teske stated Mr. Holcomb’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked Mr. Holcomb if there was anything in his background that he wanted to disclose. Mr. Holcomb said he did not.
Mr. Holcomb’s family has lived in Libby for four generations; he has a lot of interest in Libby. He is a substitute teacher and works at the athletic club. Mr. Holcomb would like to get involved with local government.

Members of the council were then allowed to asked Mr. Holcomb questions. Mr. Zimmerman asked what strong points Mr. Holcomb could bring to the council. Mr. Holcomb said he gets along well with people, that he is open and honest; he is very organized and wants to learn.

Ms. Smith asked if Mr. Holcomb was involved in any community services. Mr. Holcomb said he is involved with his church and has volunteered with children at the rifle range.

Mr. Beach asked what the city should improve on. Mr. Holcomb said jobs. Mr. Beach asked what would be the cities role to move that forward. Mr. Holcomb said he does not know that process, he is willing to learn.

Mr. Armstrong asked if there was a special interest in running for council. Mr. Holcomb said he has wanted to run for government to have a say, he likes having responsibility, works well under pressure and being held accountable. Mr. Armstrong thanked Mr. Holcomb.

The second candidate to speak was Hugh Taylor, 1519 Utah. Mayor Teske asked if Mr. Taylor had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Mr. Taylor said he had. Mayor Teske stated that Mr. Taylor’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked Mr. Taylor if there was anything in his background that he wanted to disclose. Mr. Taylor said there was not. Mr. Taylor was born and raised in Libby; graduated from school in Libby went on to the Marines. Served on the Libby Fire Department for ten years, and was treasurer for four years. Mr. Taylor has worked as service manager at several places and has experience with expenditures, budgets and finance.

Mr. Armstrong asked what talents Mr Taylor could add to the council. Mr. Taylor has been a manager for over ten years and is good with the public. He could offer a new outlook .Mr. Armstrong asked what would make Libby attractive for a new resident moving to town. Mr. Taylor said Libby needs to clean up the debris coming into town.

Ms. Williams asked if Mr. Taylor had any interest in any committee work. Mr. Taylor said has an interest in sewer, water and streets.

Mr. Beach asked what Mr. Taylor had done in the Marine Corps. Mr. Taylor served in the 0351 infantry. Mr. Beach asked how long Mr. Taylor had served in the Marine Corps. Mr. Taylor served eight years and eleven months. Mr. Beach asked what the city’s role in attracting new businesses was. Mr. Taylor said the city need to work with the new port authority and work with small business owners.
Ms. Smith thanked Mr. Taylor for his service with the fire department. Ms. Smith asked if Mr. Taylor had any experience with any other board. Mr. Taylor was president of the Cabinet Rifle and Pistol Club for four years.

Mr. Zimmerman asked if Mr. Taylor had any skills that would help the council. Mr. Taylor said he willing to do whatever to make things work, he thinks outside the box. Mr. Zimmerman asked if Mr. Taylor held any other volunteer positions. Mr. Taylor has served on the police commission. Mr. Taylor thanked the council.

The third candidate to speak was DC Orr; 1117 Nevada Ave. Mayor Teske asked if Mr. Orr had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Mr. Orr said he had. Mayor Teske stated that Mr. Orr’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked if there was anything in his background he wanted to disclose. Mr. Orr said there was not. Mr. Orr said his family homesteaded in Libby in 1910, his grandchildren are fifth generation to live in Libby. Mr. Orr is retired and he is interested in serving on the council. He wants to help the council be more transparent.

Mr. Zimmerman asked if Mr. Orr served on or volunteered for any organizations. Mr. Orr is involved with his church and with his grandkids.

Ms. Smith appreciates Mr. Orr’s passion for government. Mr. Smith asked what project Mr. Orr worked on with a group of people to reach a common goal. Mr. Orr worked on the amphitheater with the Rotarians. He also worked on the landscaping around the college. Mr. Orr said his church volunteered and put in a beach for the City of Libby.

Mr. Beach asked what kind of jobs Marion Orr excavating did. Mr. Orr said he started working at WR Grace at 15 he was an employee for 10 years. Mr. Orr then bought the family business and continued to operate 20 to 30 years until he retired.

Ms. Williams asked what the city’s role is in economic development. Mr. Orr said government needs to stay out of the way. Mrs. Williams asked was there anything specific the city could do to encourage economic development. Mr. Orr said tax breaks.

Mr. Armstrong asked what special or unique talents Mr. Orr could add to the council. Mr. Orr said he would bring his different viewpoints.

Mr. Zimmerman asked Mr. Orr if he had applied for the port authority board. Mr. Orr said he had not.

Public Comment:
Allen Olsen 33692, US HWY 2 S, said council lost two really good candidates over the last year. The council needs knowledgeable people that attend council meetings. Libby needs the knowledge not your friends, neighbors or drinking buddies. Put your personal feelings aside and do what is best for Libby, not your own agenda. Mr. Olsen said out of the three candidates here tonight, one I have never seen at a council meeting, one has attended a few. One has the knowledge of the cities working business, five years on the council, can work on any committee, is versed on many state and local laws, knows MCA codes and been to more council meetings.

Mayor Teske opened the floor for nomination from the council.
Mayor Teske asked again for any nominations.
Mayor Teske asked council if they were all in agreement there were no nominations from these three nominations.
Mayor Teske said we will move on and repost for the council position.
Mr. Hammons brought all three candidates out. Mr. Teske said that council had purposed not to submit any nominations for either three candidates that applied. Mayor Teske said the council position will be reposted and asked the candidates to please apply again.

Interview and Appoint City County Board of Heath Member.
Mr. John P. Thornton RN, MSM, PHN, the only candidate to replace Lynn Thompson was in attendance. Mr. Thornton resides at 651 Terrace View Road. He has worked at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center for over five years and is currently the nurse manger for Emergency Services. Mr. Thornton has a master degree in nursing administration and is certified as a public health nurse. Mr. Thornton has two children and is married.

Mr. Armstrong said Mr. Thornton had a very impressive history.

Ms. Williams asked if Mr. Thornton had attended any heath board meetings and knew the role of the heath board. Mr. Thornton said he had just moved to town from the Yaak, he had not attended any meetings. Mr. Thornton does have knowledge of the public health issue from his role in the ER.

Mr. Beach asked what some health issues that Libby is faced with are. Mr. Thornton said there is a significant increase in the meth usage. Libby has an EMS shortage issue; there are not enough volunteers to cover all shifts.

Ms. Smith asked if Mr. Thornton had served on any other boards. Mr. Thornton has served on different hospital committees. Ms. Smith asked if Mr. Thornton would have the time to serve on the board. Mr. Thornton said he would.

Ms. Williams MADE THE MOTION to appoint John Thornton to the City County Heath Board.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Interview and appoint Planning.
Two candidates for the position were in attendance to replace Mr. Kenny Rayome. Mr. Mark Andreasen and Mr. Charles McFarland, Mayor Teske asked the candidates to join City Administrator Jim Hammons in the back and they would be summoned one at a time to express their interest in why they would like to be on the planning board.

The first candidate to speak was Mark Andreasen, 596 Parmenter Rd. Mr. Andreasen is originally from St Louis, Missouri. He joined the navy in 1971, went to the Montana State University, graduating with a degree in forestry. Mr. Andreasen worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and volunteers for the parks district, Kootenai Pets for Life and Little League.

Mr. Zimmerman asked if Mr. Andreasen would have time to serve on the board. Mr. Andreasen said he does volunteer for FEMA; he still has interest helping other communities.

Mr. Beach asked if there were issues that need to be addressed on the planning board. Mr. Andreasen could not think of anything.

Mr. Armstrong asked if pursuing any outside work might prevent any work from getting done here. Mr. Andreasen said it would not.

Second candidate to speak was Charles McFarland,69 Avenue B. Mr. McFarland was born on the coast, went to work for pallet company, became the second man in the company retired in 1999 and moved to Libby. Mr. McFarland worked for the Western News, joined the Libby volunteer ambulance, volunteered at the museum.

Mr. Armstrong asked what the most important planning issue is. Mr. McFarland said infrastructure and tying the city in with the county and the port authority.

Mr. Beach asked if Mr. McFarland had attended any planning board meeting. Mr. McFarland said he had.

Ms. Smith NOMINATE Mark Andreasen for the Planning Board position. Mr. Andreasen was the unanimous recommendation from the planning board.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Best Home Care.
• Colelough General Contracting,
• K.M.C Nuisance Wildlife Management.
• Tina Metcalf.
Mr. Armstrong MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:

1) Discuss the lights, street and sidewalk committee’s recommendation regarding the school speed zone, move forward to a resolution.
Committee MOVED FORWORD to resolution.

2) Libby Web Site Re-Design.
Mrs. Williams presented council diagrams of how the new draft website will look.
Public Comment: Dee Teske, 804 Michigan, asked if there would be a link to the Chamber of Commerce Web page. Mrs. Williams said there would be.

3) Council Rules and Procedures.

General Comments from the Council:
Mayor Teske said there is an opening on the Planning Board the applicant has to be a city resident.

Mrs. Williams would like to rework the planning board application for use with the council position.

Adjournment:
Ms. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach and Armstrong voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 8:55 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Jackie Powell Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer

Transcribed by Audray J. McCollum

March 5, 2018 | 1489 Regular Meeting

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APPROVED
The 1489 Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons and City Attorney Dean Chisholm. Mr. Armstrong was absent.

Prayer was offered by Mr. Miller.

Announcements:
None:

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams will call a meeting Thursday March 8 at 9am. There will be several items on the agenda, items from last year and new items for this summer.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman reported there were 10 calls in the month of February 5 in the city and 5 rural.

Police: None.

Resolutions/Ordinances: None.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Will call a meeting later in the month.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: None.

Personnel: None.

Budget: None.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: In council packets, Mr. Hammons gave council an update on the city report.
KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said there will be a meeting the third Thursday of this month.

City County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Allen Olsen, 33692 USHWY 2 S. said council violated council rules by having an illegal meeting behind closed doors and by not picking a council member within 30 days. Council needs to do the right thing before there is a law suit.

DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, council needs to tell the truth, council should be united by the truth.

Gary Huntsberger, 384 Commerce way, council needs to move on.

Arlen Magill, 807 Wisconsin Ave, said council broke the law and the council has gained nothing.

New Business:
Kootenai Pets for Life-wave use fee for the Ponderosa Room on April 20 and 21, 2018.
Judy Hyslop, 69 Hamann Ave, gave council and the public an update on Kootenai Pets for Life and asked for the use fee to be waived for the Ponderosa room.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to wave the use fee for the Ponderosa Room but required a cleaning deposit check.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Charles Stambaugh and Lila Simpson voice concerns about the community garden at Asa Wood.
Not Present.

Resolution 1913-A resolution of the City of Libby Montana providing for the amendment of the budget for the fiscal year 2017/2018 insurance payment of $12,327.37 for repair of kitchen ceiling at Fire Hall.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept resolution 1913.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Angels Mobil Notary.
• Susan Kulbeck Cleaning.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Council Comment:
Ms. Smith had questions about Angels Mobil Notary and Angel Ford’s felony charges. Mayor Teske said the one applying for the license was her husband.
Public Comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, stated if you go to Angels Mobil Notary website, it states she is also a paralegal. Mayor Teske said it is not part of this business application.
Mayor Teske asked Patrick Ford if paralegal was part of this business application, he said it was not. Mayor Teske said if you do conduct business as a paralegal, then you do need to apply for a separate business licenses as paralegal.
Council discussion followed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for February 2018.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for February 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:

1) Discuss the lights, street and sidewalk committee’s recommendation regarding the school speed zone, move forward to a resolution.
Committee MOVED FORWORD to resolution.

2) Libby Web Site Re-Design
Mrs. Williams is working on pictures and the welcome.

3) Council Rules and Procedures
Mayor Teske did some work on the paragraph rearrangement.

General Comments from the Council:

Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 7:30 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

March 12, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
March 12th, 2018
Meeting started: 6pm
Attendance: Mark Andreasen, Kristen Smith, Gary Neff, Jennifer Nelson, Virginia Kocieda
Public: none
Jennifer Nelson motioned to accept meeting minutes, Gary Neff seconded the motion – approved by board.
Meeting Minutes:
(1) Introduction and summary of board activities to help new board member, Mark Andreasen, come up to speed on recent work done by board.
(2) Continued discussion on developing Highway Commercial District (HCD) Zoning
a. Prohibited Uses
i. Want to include some relevant prohibited uses in HCD into the Downtown Business District (DBD)
ii. Gary Neff mentioned a requirement for car storage in the back of properties, behind a fence
iii. Discussion on adding cemetery/crematorium, correctional facilities in list of prohibited uses
iv. Discussion on prohibiting schools but we decided to reject the idea of including schools in prohibited list
v. Wireless communication towers? Mark Andreasen mentioned that towers could be a source of revenue for the city because they must rent property being used. But they are usually not installed within city limits
1. Decided to put it as conditional use. Board also recognized that height limits would prohibit the installation within city limits.
b. Set backs
i. Gary Neff mentioned he liked 60ft from curb; 40ft is too little space for two layers of parking
1. Good example: South side of Helen’s Jewelry
ii. Requirement for parallel vs. straight parking? Kristin Smith mentioned this is usually review by the engineering-like department to review those types of requirements; such a department is not in Libby
iii. More good examples: 7 Seeds and Moody’s laundry
iv. Checked ordinance on sidewalks for background
v. Board likes these measurements:
1. 25ft as a set-back for property without parking
2. Single lane parking: needs 40ft setback
3. Double parking (2 rows of parking): 60ft
4. All measurements are minimums and do not include sidewalk in the front
vi. Jennifer Nelson mentioned primary reason we need setbacks are for safety and visibility, encroachment
vii. General discussion on the need of a city-wide transportation plan to improve/add sidewalks on Highway 2 and 37; need involvement of Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
c. Bulk
i. General/Informal meaning: How big we want the building’s foot print to be within HCD?
ii. Ace Mall area: bigger than Rosauers: do we want something bigger than that?
iii. Kristin Smith will find the footprint size of Ace Mall structure to confirm
iv. General discussion on the structure and shapes of the building; perhaps break-up long structure of the wall; include alcoves and atria
d. Building Height
i. The Board will stay with the already existing maximum of 45ft.
e. Landscaping
i. General discussion of making 10% of property for landscaping services
ii. For now, the landscaping requirements within the HCD zoning will be the same as requirements in DBD zoning
iii. Curbstops (put in parking section)
f. Loading and Unloading
i. Same requirements as in DBD; plenty of space behind buildings
(3) Next Meeting: March 26th, 2018
a. Kristin Smith will bring a draft of what we have for HCD zoning so far
(4) Jennifer motioned to accept minutes, Neff seconded

March 18, 2018 | Meeting 1490

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APPROVED
The City Council held Meeting #1490 on Monday, March 19, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:15 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Taylor, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm was absent.

Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes of the public meeting for updating Water, and Sewer PER held on February 20, 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mr. Zimmerman stated he was not absent from the meeting he was late.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to approve the minutes for # 1488 held on February 20, 2018.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong, Taylor voted FOR:
Mrs. Williams noted some typing errors.
MOTION PASSED.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes for# 1489 held on March 5, 2018.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED

Announcements:
Mayor Teske introduced the new council member, Mr. Taylor.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 207 calls for services in February. Resulting in 24 arrests,21 citations, nine parking, three DUI and one domestic violence arrest. The department is trying out body cameras on a year-long trial agreement. Kessel would like to obtain in-car video camera’s as well; this would help with transparency with the officers and the public.

Ordinances: None.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: None.

Personnel: None.

Budget: None.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Mr. Hammons has a company coming Thursday to inspect the sewer line on Nevada with a camera to find the blockage issue so the city can move forward on fixing the line.
KRDC: None.

City-County Board of Heath: Mr. Thorton reported the Board of Health had put together an Institutional Control Committee related to the Libby asbestoses superfund site. They have put out a recommendation report. The report will be released at a later date; Mr. Thorton urged council to watch the paper. The next meeting will be the second Wednesday of the month.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Dr. Ben Scott thanked the city for their support of the biathlon range. Scott held the first competition in February. Dr. Scott will be applying for more grants to improve the infrastructure.
Scott gave the council his background knowledge of the financial benefits a trails system could bring to Libby. Scott asked the City of Libby to write the Inter-Local agreement between the County, Parks, and City to hire Tony Petrusha to oversee the trails program.
Mayor Teske said the city is waiting on final word from the county on who is going to oversee the funding and who will be drafting the contract.

Arlene Magill, 807 Wisconsin, would like council to inform the public on water saving ideas.

Allen Olsen,33692, Hwy 2, said council needs to stop embarrassing Libby and do the right thing for Libby.

New Business:
Lincoln County Crisis Solutions-Kandis Peterson.
Ms. Peterson thanked council and said the Lincoln County Crisis Solutions is having a march on October 6 to honor Shenna Devine and victims of domestic violence.
Ms. Peterson asked Mayor Teske to proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Mayor Teske said yes.
Ms. Peterson invited the public to march on October 6, 2018, from Achievements Park up to 3rd and over to Lousiana ending at the Libby Care Center with a police escort from 7:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Mayor Teske asked council if they had any issues with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Council did not.
Mayor Teske thanked Ms. Peterson for all the work she does with Lincoln County Crisis Solutions.

Approve application for inclusion in Opportunity Zone-Tina Oliphant.
Tina Oliphant, Kootenai River Development Council, gave her background knowledge of Opportunity Zones. Based on census tracts, the program is new; minimal information is available. Only so many communities per state will be selected for inclusion. Oliphant would like to apply for the City of Libby.
Ms. Smith MADE a MOTION to assign KRDC to apply for the Inclusion in (Montana’s) Opportunity Zones.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new liquor license:
• Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant LLC
Mr. Armstrong MADE a MOTION to approve Rositas Mexican Restaurant.
Mr.Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve all renewal business licenses received to date:
Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Armstrong, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• American Arms and Shooting Supply.
• Tudor Contracting.
• Will Robert Painting.
• Covered up Tattooing.
• Janke&Janke INC. DBA McDonald’s.
Ms. Smith MADE a MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach Armstrong and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Resolution1914-Resolution of the City Council establishing special school zone speed limits of 20 miles per hour on the portion of Education Way from U.S Highway 2 to Ski Road, as well as on Ski Road, as well as from Dale Street and Balsam Avenue from Ski Road to Main Avenue.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to accept RESOLUTION 1914.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach Armstrong and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
No new progress.

2) Council Rules and Procedures
No new progress.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Williams asked council for any additions to the council application; please be brought to her soon.
Ms. Smith would like a set of consistent interview questions for council interviews.
Adjournment:
Ms. Williams MADE a MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Armstrong SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach Armstrong and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting was ADJOURNED at 8:07 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

March 19, 2018 | Interview and Appoint a Council Member

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APPROVED
A Special Meeting of the City Council was held Monday, March 19, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall to Interview and Appoint a Council Member.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Armstrong, City Clerk Audray McCollum and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm was absent.

Interview and Appoint City Council Member.
Four candidates for the position were in attendance: Rob Dufficy, William Holcomb, Hugh Taylor and D.C Orr, to replace Angel Ford. Mayor Teske asked the candidates to join City Administrator Jim Hammons in the back, to be summoned one at a time to express their interest in why they would like to be on Libby City Council.

The first candidate was Rob Dufficy, 1307 Nevada. Mayor Teske asked if Dufficy had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Dufficy said he had. Mayor Teske stated Dufficy’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked if there was anything Dufficy wanted to disclose about his background. Dufficy said he did not. Dufficy has been on the police commission for three terms and served on the library board. Dufficy moved to Libby eleven years ago from California where he retired as a police officer; he has plenty of time to serve as a council member.

Members of the council were then allowed to ask Dufficy questions. Zimmerman asked what he could bring to the council. Dufficy said he is a team player and would help out.

Smith thanked Dufficy for applying and appreciated his wealth of education. Smith asked if Dufficy had participated in any other organizations. Dufficy said he was chair of the library board.

Beach asked Dufficy to list 3 to 5 priorities of importance for the city. Dufficy said the budget, attracting new business, roads, and water. Beach asked how crucial it was for the council to work together. Dufficy said after watching the council for the last 11 years, it is vital.

Williams asked what Dufficy did to prepare for this interview. Dufficy said he updated his resume. Williams asked what the city’s role is in economic development. Dufficy said the city needs to keep up with police training to keep the riffraff out of town.

Armstrong said economic development happens over the basic needs of the city, how we can balance that out. Dufficy said he was not aware of how the city’s money is rationed out. Dufficy is not sure what the solution should be, he would like to get involved and help out.

Dufficy said if he is fortunate to be chosen, he will give his best.
Mayor Teske asked for any public comment.

The second candidate was William Holcomb, 213 West Balsam St. Mayor Teske asked if Holcomb had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Holcomb said he had. Mayor Teske stated Holcomb’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked Holcomb if there was anything in his background that he wanted to disclose. Holcomb said he did not.
Holcomb worked in the lumber and mining industry and now works as a substitute teacher. Holcomb would like to have a voice in our city and get involved with local government.

Members of the council were then allowed to ask Holcomb questions. Armstrong asked Holcomb how he would approach his first month as a city council member. Holcomb would talk to each council member so he would be informed and talk to the public.

Williams asked, “What you did to prepare for this interview.” Holcomb spoke to the City Administrator, improved his resume and letter of interest and attended city council meetings.

Beach asked what should be the city council’s priorities and list them in order from first being most important to least. Holcomb said clarity, economic development, infrastructure and clean up areas around town.

Smith thanked Holcomb for his strong letter of interest.

Zimmerman asked what Holcomb’s strongest suit was. Holcomb said he was a fast learner and has a vested interest in Libby and city government.
Mayor Teske asked the public if there was any public comment for Holcomb.

The third candidate was Hugh Taylor, 1519 Utah. Mayor Teske asked if Taylor had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Taylor said he had. Mayor Teske stated that Taylor’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked Taylor if there was anything in his background that he wanted to disclose. Taylor said there was not. Taylor was born and raised in Libby; graduated from a school in Libby then went on to the Marines. Taylor worked at Timberline Auto; Harlow’s Bus Barn and is currently at Kootenai Truck Repair.

Zimmerman asked what Taylor’s strongest points are that he could bring to the council? Taylor said he is a team player, 100 percent committed to whatever he does, and give it his all. He believes in Libby.

Smith appreciates Taylor’s application and resume.

Beach asked Taylor to rank the city councils priorities from most important to least. Taylor said infrastructure, clean up Libby, and work with the port authority to bring jobs to Libby. Beach asked how important it is for the council to work well together. Taylor said it is very important.

Williams asked, “what did you do to prepare for this interview?” Taylor met with the city administrator, went over the city infrastructure, contacted each of the city council members asked if they had questions, approached the mayor, and asked if he had any questions.

Armstrong asked how he sees the economic balance between the business community and the residential community. Taylor said the council needs to figure out what projects they can handle without increasing rates. The council needs to look at grants.
Taylor read a statement to the council and the public.
Mayor Teske asked if there were any public comments for Taylor.
Mr. Hammons stated Orr requested that all candidates be present for his interview.
Mayor Teske said if that was his prerogative, that was fine. All candidates returned to council chambers.

The fourth candidate to speak was DC Orr; 1117 Nevada Ave. Mayor Teske asked if Orr had been a resident of the City of Libby for 60 days. Orr said he had. Mayor Teske stated Orr’s background check was good. Mayor Teske asked if there was anything in his background he wanted to disclose. Orr said Libby has been in turmoil for years; the council had nine appointments in the last two years, several lawsuits, scandals, and disruptions. Libby needs some stability and stability is gained by following the law. Orr had Clay Coker give him his letter of reference because Coker followed the law and policy. Mr. Orr had Councilman Olsen do a letter of reference; he admired the way he fought against people who lied about him and false accusations. Orr said council could all work well together yet have a difference of opinion, respect each other and respect the law.
Mayor Teske asked Orr did Mr. Coker, and Mr. Olsen write you letters of reference? Orr said yes. Mayor Teske said they were not attached to your resume. Orr forgot they were references.
Orr said everybody is under the law. The mayor enforces the law. The public has a right to know about your deliberations. Orr knows the law and can help council abide by the law.

Members of council were then allowed to ask Orr questions. Mr. Zimmerman asked Orr, “You want honesty and transparency. How do think that has helped or hindered with your dealings on social media?”

Orr said he did not understand Zimmerman’s questions.

Zimmerman said Orr, “you are on the Libby Troy news, and opinion site, you call out members of the council how do you feel this will help things?” Orr said “you are on there reading it. You could reply, be honest and transparent. Those are the discussion the public wants to hear. In Bozeman, the council’s email is available to the public on the city’s website.” Orr said the Libby City Council could use some social media work. Orr said the council could get their ideas out there to the public.

Orr asked Zimmerman if he was part of the discussions to legally not appoint anyone.
Zimmerman said he discussed with Beach, Armstrong, and legal counsel.
Mayor Teske said the issue first came up before the appointment of Mrs. Ford; when there was only one application. Mayor Teske talked to the city attorney and asked if the council was bound to select that candidate. The City attorney Dean Chisholm said no and explained why.
Orr asked if the council had received the letter from his attorney.Mayor Teske said he had. Orr said the council should receive legal counsel before continuing. Mayor Teske said that they had.

Smith had no questions for Orr.

Beach asked how important is it that the council works well together?
Orr said it is not important that they work well together, it is important that they come to a decision and that is something that this council has failed to do. I want you to follow the law and not in secret.
Beach asked Orr to list the city council priorities starting with the most important.
Orr said following the law is the most important. Orr said you need to consider what is important at the time and make that your priority.

Williams had no questions for Orr.

Armstrong had no questions for Orr.
Orr said Armstrong wrote demeaning things about him in the newspaper. Orr asked how he could get a fair vote from the council.
Armstrong said he does not know how to answer that question.

Williams passed.

Beach said he would not respond to anything Armstrong wrote. Beach said he had not been part of any secret deliberations.

Orr asked Smith how do you see Armstrong’s comments in the paper as anything but personal attacks?
Smith said,” Mr. Orr, your reputation precedes anything that Mr. Armstrong wrote in the paper, you attack people and issues and things.”
Orr called POINT OF ORDER.
Mayor Teske said this is her answer to your question.
Smith said she was surprised Orr applied for the council based on the way he has treated every council member. Orr said the council is lawbreakers.

Orr asked Zimmerman “ Councilman Armstrong said I enjoyed criticism and insulting that I live for it, do you think this is true?”
Zimmerman said “with everything I read on social media it makes a person wonder that it is true. When I am out in public, people approach me about you and the negativity.” Zimmerman said Orr needs to bring solutions to council meetings.”
Orr said council needs to work with him, not against him.

Orr asked Zimmerman, “ do you believe you are above the law or do you follow the law as a council person.” Zimmerman said,” yes I follow the law as an American citizen. Orr said, “ did you follow the law a month ago when you refused to nominate anyone.” Zimmerman said, “I believe so.”

Orr asked Smith, “do you believe you’re above the law or do you follow the law as a council person?” Smith said she followed the law as a council person and she followed the law a month ago with her decision or lack thereof.
Orr said there was no decision.
Mayor Teske said she said or lack thereof.
Orr said Mayor Teske could not limit her answers.
Mayor Teske said he had not limited her answers, just because you do not like the answers does not open it up for debate.
Orr. Said, “yes it does.”

Orr asked Beach if he was above the law and if he followed the law a month ago?
Beach said he was not above the law and he as an individual followed the law, “the law states a suitable candidate, I felt we did not have a suitable candidate for different reasons.”

Williams passed on the discussion.

Orr asked Mr. Armstrong if he was above the law Armstrong said no he was not above the law. Orr said, “did you follow the law a month ago?” Armstrong said he was not clear on what the law was a month ago; he was not aware of the 30-day window. Armstrong stated he was not aware there was a deadline sitting in front of us; he could not decide with the choices.

Orr said three applicants applied within the 30 day period. The fourth applicant, Dufficy applied after the deadline, he is an untimely applicant. Orr said the council would be breaking the law if they appoint accept Dufficy’s application.

Mayor Teske said those are your opinions of the law.

Orr then asked Armstrong about Montana Code 7-4-4111.

Armstrong called POINT OF ORDER and said he refused to participate any further.

Mayor Teske told Orr, “ we are moving on.”

Orr called POINT OF ORDER.

Orr stated, “ if he refuses to answer my question he will have to site his fifth amendment rights.
Mayor Teske said that is your legal opinion.
Orr said the council is going to continue to violate the law.
Mayor Teske said that is your opinion.

Mayor Teske asked all candidates to the back room.
Mayor Teske asked for public comment for Orr.

Council Comments:
Beach Would like a better procedure for interviews in the future.Smith liked the letter Holcomb put together.
Zimmerman nominated Hugh Taylor.
Zimmerman nominated Rob Dufficy.
Council comments followed.
Mayor Teske called for the vote.
Taylor 4-Yes 1-No
Dufficy 3-Yes 2-No
Taylor had the most votes.
The candidates were brought out.
Council took a five-minute recess.
Council resumed at 6:55 p:m.
Mayor Teske swore in Hugh Taylor

The meeting ADJOURNED at 7:05 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

March 26, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
March 26th, 2018
Meeting started: 6.00
Attendance: Kristin Smith, Gary Neff, Virginia Kocieda, Jennifer Nelson, Mark Andreasen
Public: none
Review & Approve Minutes: Jennifer Nelson motioned to accept edits to minutes; Gary Neff seconded, all approved
(1) Kristin Smith sent out a draft of the Highway Commercial District (HCD) to board members
(2) Mark Andreasen used a computer program to help visualize the HCD border
(3) Topics that were discussed in HCD:
a. Setbacks: standard parking stall size: 9’ X 18’; Straight – in parking 8’ X 24’ stall
i. Properties would have to adhere to the other requirements plus meet size requirement for setbacks (handicap parking)
ii. Need more discussion on setbacks
b. Parking (Table A in draft):
i. Keep human service agency in conditional
ii. Manufacturing: Gary Neff mentioned the need to establish how much parking for employees vs. worker
iii. Kennels? Prohibited from HCD
iv. Health facility? Prohibited from HCD
v. Public Assembly: Gary Neff recommended to change the seat size from 18 lineal inches to 24 lineal inches
vi. Restaurants: perhaps base parking from # of seats instead of sq. footage (need to check American Planning Association Standards)
vii. Mortuaries: acceptable in HCD
c. Discussion about storm water/sewer system in Libby
i. Paving required for dust control
ii. On-site capture is lacking in Libby
d. Parking discussion – continued
i. Jennifer Nelson mentioned wanting to see more parking for business offices/medical offices
ii. Discussion on handicap parking; required by building codes
iii. Discussion on directly parking on highway; not really a consideration on Highway 2, parking already incorporated on Highway 37
iv. Additional details: 1 tree for every 10 parking spaces? Could consider this in landscaping section – need more discussion
v. Snow storage in parking lots: design 2% of space for snow storage (linked to drainage situation)
1. Add as line E in Parking section; can’t be a traffic obstruction
e. Bulk
i. Rough estimates of size:
1. Rosauer’s: 44, 000 sq. feet
2. Ace mall area: 48, 700 sq. feet
ii. More discussion needed for this section
f. Next meeting: April 9th, 2018
g. For next meeting: define “car/auto sales lot” at least 2 used cars/vehicles? Duration for sale – 30 day limit? More discussion next time.
Meeting ended: 8:00pm (Jennifer Nelson motioned to end meeting, Gary Neff seconded the motion, all approved)

April 2, 2018 | 1491

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1491 on Monday, April 2, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons and City Attorney Dean Chisholm.

Elvie Miller offered the prayer.

Mr. Zimmeman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes for special council meeting to interview and appoint a council member held on March 19, 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske encouraged council to attended the Municipal Summit in Whitefish on May 23.
There is a position open for a city resident on the planning board, Ms. Smith said anyone with questions, please contact her.
Gary Armstrong has resigned from the city council as of March 30; the city will be accepting applications through April 13 until 5 pm. Applications are available at city hall and on the City of Libby web site.
Mayor Teske asked the council members to put together a program for the upcoming Transparency Week in June. Ms. Smith and Mr. Taylor volunteered.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 265 calls for service in March resulting in 26 arrests,42 citations,17 parking, and 7 DUI. Officer Dewitt graduated from the academy on Friday; today was his first day on patrol.

Resolutions/Ordinances: None.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Will call a meeting next week.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: None.

Personnel: None.

Budget: Mrs. Williams will be calling a meeting soon to start laying the budget out for FY 19.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Report in the packet,
KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said there would be a meeting the third Thursday of this month.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Denise Pepmiller,509 Idaho, asked to have chickens in town. Ms. Smith will set up a meeting with the ordinance committee.

New Business:
Vote to move forward with the fire-wise project on Flower Creek presented by Ed Levert and Ben Scott.
Mr. Levert, Lincoln County Forester, purposed a three-part prescription fire wise project.
1) 5 acres on the North side would be a regeneration project.
2) Southside bench a buffer line then harvest and regenerate the rest.
3) South end of the property make a group selection and regenerate the rest.
Mr.Levert then presented council with an estimated harvest of the timber.
Mr.Levert recommendation:
• Mark the timber to leave.
• Put the sale up for bid.
• Require a contract.
• Require liability insurance and workmans compensation insurance.
• Require independent contract extension.
Mrs.Williams asked about slash burning in the airshed?
Mr. Levert has been in contact with commissioner Peck, who has been in contact with DEQ and they are working on a plan.
Ms. Smith asked if Mr.Levert would manage the plan?
Mr. Levert said he plans to retire May 1; he would finish the markings by May 1.

Ben Scott, vice president of Kootenai Country ski club.
Scott said the clubs mission was to get kids out and active in the winter. To date, the club has raised $140,000.00 to upgrade the Flower Creek Ski Trail system. The fire-wise project will help with the following:
• Build a ½ mile of biathlon trails.
• Build a warming hut/maintenance building.
• Build a ½ mile of paved trail to allow for safe training of athletes.
Mr.Scott hopes that others will also take advantage of the paving(bikes, strollers, walkers, etc.).
The Flower Creek Ski trail will be the anchor for future development of the trail system to the historic Snowshoe road trail.
Mr. Scott’s proposal to the council, Kneller Logging has volunteered to do the fire-wire project on Flower Creek at no cost and donate all their proceeds back to the ski club. The other half of the profit would go to the City of Libby.
Mayor Teske asked Mr. Levert did he saw any problems if the project was not put out to bid?
Mr.Levert said the city would be setting a bad precedent.

Council discussion followed.
Mr.Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to move forward with the fire-wise project in Flower Creek; the project will be put out to bid as proposed by Lincoln County Forester Ed Levert.
Ms.Smith SECOND.

Mr. Scott said time is of the essence and he only has two years to get the project done. Next summer Pavco is coming over to do the paving.
Council comments followed.
Mr. Scott asked if legally this needed to be put out to bid. City Attorney Dean Chisholm would give Mr.Scott an answer tomorrow.
Council discussion followed.
Public Comment:
Jack age eight, has done the after school for three years, skiing is his favorite sport and is fun.
Kale Hall is nine, has done the after-school program for two years, and would like to build the warming hut.
Charlie Weber eleven would like to ski forever.
Cody Watson third grade would like more trails.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve all renewal business licenses received to date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve nine renewal business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• The Sacred Forest.
• Parker Construction.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mr. Beach. SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for March 2018.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for February 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:

1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
Mrs. Williams is working on pictures and the welcome.

2) Council Rules and Procedures
Mayor Teske attended the mayor’s forum and reached out to how other cities are handling background checks and their council rules and procedures. Council discussion followed.

General Comments from the Council:
Mayor Teske encouraged council to attend to the spring summit in Whitefish.

Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:15 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

April 9, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
04-09-2018

Meeting started: 6:00pm
Attendance: Kristin Smith, Mark Andreasen, Jennifer Nelson, Gary Neff, Virginia Kocieda
Public: none
1. Gary Neff motioned to approve previous minutes, Jennifer Nelson seconded with corrections.
2. Kristen Smith reported on storm drainage required compliance for a certain time for all commercial development.
3. Reviewed zoning for parking in Whitefish
4. Kristin Smith will edit draft to incorporate edits.
5. Discussion on conditional uses for mobile offices
Meeting ended: 7:00

April 16, 2018 | 1492

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APPROVED
The City Council held Meeting #1492 on Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Depuy City Clerk Jackie Powell, and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm was absent.

Mr. Coblentz offered the payer.

Mrs. Williams MADE a MOTION to approve the minutes for # 1490 held on March 19, 2018.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
None

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams had a meeting and discussed summer projects. Williams will call the second meeting once numbers are in on spraying, fertilizing.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman reported there were five calls reported in March, 2 in the city,2 in the county, 1 out of the district. The project is complete on the fire hall roof over the kitchen.

Police: None.

Ordinances: Ms. Smith will have a committee meeting April 17th at 6 pm, agenda items will be chickens and parking.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach had a meeting and discussed new garbage cans for Mineral Ave and angle parking. Next meeting will be April 19th at noon.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said the dimensions were sent to the engineers, the Nevada sewer project should start soon.
Riley Black, Lincoln County Health Nurse, met with the committee and discussed adding a fluorination system to the water supply. The committee is considering a feasibility study for the project and grant money is available.

Personnel: None.

Budget: Mrs. Williams reported Nicole Noonan completed the 2016 audit. Denning, Downey and Associates P.C, has been hired to do the 2018 closing and the 2017 and 2018 audit.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Mr. Hammons said the two new seasonal are working. The city hall building will be getting new rain gutters, and the siding stained in the next few months.
KRDC: Meeting April 19

City-County Board of Heath: Mayor Teske said animal control would be staffed through the sheriff’s department.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, asked about the money Cabinet View Golf Club owes the City of Libby. He does not want the council to let this money slide. Mayor Teske said the city is in communication with the Cabinet View, the club had to reapply for their subdivision and are working with an engineer. Mayor Teske said this is high on his priority list and he would like to get the money back to the City of Libby.

John Carlock,102 Colorado, said the council is doing a good job.

New Business:
Approve diagonal parking on the North side of 100 blocks west 2nd Street and North side of 100 blocks of East 2nd Street.
Mr. Zimmerman explained to council the reason behind the recommendation for the diagonal parking.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to do addition parking on the north side of the 2nd street on the block west and east of Mineral Ave. on the 100 block.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Ms. Smith asked how many additional spaces would this provide?
Mr. Zimmerman said 12-15.
Mayor Teske said the important issue would be the handicap spots that will be created in front of the VFW.
Council discussion followed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve funding for way-finding signs at River Front Park and City Hall.
Jim Hammons went through the different price quotes and dimensions of the signs. Mrs. Williams said Riverfront Park and Fred Brown Pavilion need to be added to the signs. Williams said there was $650.00 donated by the Irish Heritage fair for Riverfront Park signage that will offset part of the cost.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to accept the bid for the two signs to incorporate with the way-finding signs.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Mr. Zimmerman amended the motion to cap off at $4000.00.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Libby and AFSCME Libby Montana Municipal Employees, Local 3034.
Council presented with a copy of agreement Mayor Teske went through the items that are changing.
• Recognition-Employer will notify the union of a new employee.
• Take or lose vacation-up to the employer.
• Effective dates 2017/2018.
• One increase in rate-water distribution and wastewater when certified.
• Lead-one time increase of three steps.
• Health insurance-up to $45 per year.
• U M Committee-compensation survey.
• Date change-effective June 30, 2019.
Mrs. Williams MADE a MOTION to approve the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Libby and AFSCME Libby Montana Municipal Employees, Local 3034 as presented.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mrs. Williams asked about (15.1- wages) if it covered one or two years?
Mayor Teske said it covers two years.
Ms. Smith recused herself from the vote and said the city needs to pay fair wages to maintain and attract workers.
Public comment:
DC Orr,1117 Nevada, said it was proper for Ms. Smith to recuse herself, yet she should say nothing to influence the vote.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, and Taylor voted FOR:
Smith RECUSED.
MOTION PASSED.
All council signed the union contract. Smith RECUSED.

Approve Funding for the Recreation Service Agreement between City of Libby, Lincoln County, and Libby Parks Board.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to accept the contract between City of Libby, Lincoln County, and Libby Parks Board.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mayor Teske stated this is a three-year contract at $10,000.00 a year and council needed to determine were the funds would come from for the position.
Mrs. Williams asked if the effective date is February 1, 2018
Mayor Teske said the effective date is May 1, 2018.
Mr. Zimmerman would like to use money from the ED fund.
Mrs. Williams asked how does the city evaluate the program after one year to determine if it useful?
Mayor Teske said the city could have a liaison attend the park board meetings and report back to the council.
Mrs. Williams said the city needs to set a list of guidelines and expectations for this person to do.
Mayor Teske asked Mrs. Williams if she would like to make a list of guidelines and expectations?
Mrs. Williams said she would make a list of guidelines and expectations.
Council discussion followed.
Mr. Taylor said there are three entities in the contract only the country has the control, which could be a problem.
Council discussion followed.
Ms. Smith said we must work together.
Mr. Beach said “let’s give it a year if it is not working out then we can renegotiate or remove ourselves. Moving forward the city cannot take this on by itself, and we want to be part of the bigger picture be involved in what the county plans on doing. We can move in a positive direction”.

Public Comment:
Shane Campbell,621 Utah, asked how many members were on the park board. Mayor Teske said 5. Mr. Campbell asked if the board had any accountability to the council. Ms. Smith answered no. Campbell asked if the park board had approached the council about the recreation service agreement. Mayor Teske said no, this came out of the parks and trails plan.

John Carlock,102 Colorado, said Mark McCully is a good guy.

DC Orr,1117 Nevada, asked if the contract was for $30,000 a year. Mayor Teske said it was. Orr asked to see a description of the job. Mr. Orr asked if this person does additional grant writing would the city have to pay additional funds. Mayor Teske did not know the answer currently. Mr. Orr said the County has more funds than the city; the County should have to pay. Mr. Orr said the plan is too early to be spending the cities money. There are too many unknowns. Mayor Teske said the first project the board is planning, is the trail system up to Leigh Lakes this would bring in revenue into the city motels restaurants and business.

Zimmerman, Beach, Smith voted FOR.
Taylor and Williams voted AGAINST.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve the Independent Contractor Agreement Lincoln County Park District Manager of Projects.
Mayor Teske said the independent contractor would be Tony Petrusha.
Ms. Smith MADE a MOTION to approve the independent contractor agreement.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Ms. Smith said the contract lays out the duties of the agreement and is only a one-year term. The contract also lays out a long-term plan for the outlying areas as well as for the City of Libby setting up a pool and skating rink.
Mr. Taylor asked if the county attorney had looked over the contract Mayor Teske said he had.
Mrs. Williams asked if the city attorney had looked at the contract, Mayor Teske said he had not.
Mr. Taylor asked if Mr. Petrusha was on the Port Authority Board. Mayor Teske said he was, Taylor said this was not an issue with the county, Teske said apparently not.

Zimmerman, Beach, Smith voted FOR.
Taylor and Williams Voted AGAINST.
MOTION PASSED.

Approved resolution 1915 -A resolution of the City of Libby Montana providing for the amendment of the budget for the fiscal year of 2017- 1018.

The motion was TABLED.

Approve all renewal business licenses received to date:
Mr. Beach MADE a MOTION to approve four renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED
Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Iron OrrKids Concessions.
• Williams Marketing and Booking.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE a MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
Committee had a conference call with Nate; the city had given him access to the city’s website to start building on the new website.

2) Council Rules and Procedures
No new progress.

3) Transparency Week
No new progress.

General Comments from the Council:
Mrs. Williams asked if the city was accepted for the opportunity fund and requested a copy of the application. Mayor Teske did not know the city was accepted but would get Mrs. Williams a copy of the application.
Mr. Beach met with Representative Gunderson and, Daines, Mark Peck, Noah Pyle, and George Jamison this last weekend and they discussed the final exit of the EPA and are working out the details, so homeowners do not have to pay to clean up to their properties.
Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE a MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, and Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:19 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Jackie Powell Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer

Transcribed by Audray J. McCollum.

April 23, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
04-23-2018

Meeting started: 6:07pm
Attendance: Kristin Smith, Mark Andreasen, Gary Neff, Bobbi McCanse, Virginia Kocieda
Public: Ronald Higgins, City of Libby Building Inspector
1. Kristin Smith gave a summary of the board activities to Mr. Higgins. The board had questions about commercial development and ADA state requirements
2. Sight Distance for fences: based on site triangle
i. Fences up to 7 ft are exempt
ii. Over 7ft: need a building permit to make sure there is sufficient concrete/fence post structure strength
3. Continued discussion on Highway Commercial District (HCD)
a. Page 1 Condition #3: Gary Neff wants to reword
b. Want signage to emphasize the permitted uses (ex. restaurant in the casino)
c. Casino signage shall not be separate from signage prompting primary use
4. Use the word “opacity” within Section C. Autorepair facilities
a. Consider rewording
b. Professionals use different apps to show mature landscaping and programs to show (x) % of opacity looks like
c. Board settled on 70% opacity but still open for discussion
5. Discussion with map to review plans for districting
a. Downtown district:
i. Residential block east of alley of Mineral Ave and Montana Ave from the alley between 2nd and 3rd of said block south to Lincoln Blvd
ii. Residential Block between E. 5th and W. Lincoln Blvd, west side of alley between Montana Ave and Louisiana Ave as business residential
iii. Between E. 6th alley between 2nd and 3rd St -mark as business residential
iv. Downtown District will end at the highway from the alley between California Ave and Mineral Ave, alley within the block of Mineral Ave – 8th – Montana Ave
v. South of 10th: keep residential? Will continue discussion
6. Next Meeting: Highway district – go over draft and voting
7. Virginia Kocieda motioned to end the meeting, Gary Neff 2nd the motioned, all approved.
Meeting ended: 7:45

May 7, 2018 | 1493

May 7, 2018 | 1493

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APPROVED MINUTES
Regular Council Meeting
May 7th, 2018
#1493

Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, and City Administrator Jim Hammons.

Prayer was offered by Lloyd Miller.

Announcements:
Ms. Smith reminded council and public that the first week in June will be Transparency Week.

Committee Reports:

Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams presented information for a new concrete bathroom at Fireman’s Park. She will be requesting funding for $31,000 from the Community Development fund. The city was not successful in obtaining a grant from Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. She asks that this request be on the next agenda. Mrs. Williams said the Rotary Club pledged $15,000 towards the new bathroom.
There was more discussion from the Council on the need for the new bathroom facility.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel did not have statistics for the month due to a computer issue, but mentioned the month was about average. He talked about a few things that has been happening. The Police had executed a search warrant on a vehicle for drugs, and the person pleaded guilty to felony charges. Chief Kessel talk about the department getting up to speed with the new body cameras. He spoke some on the costs included with the body cameras for the storage and maintenance and was seeking funding to help pay for them.

Resolution/Ordinances: Ms. Smith said the committee had met April 17th, and that there is an agenda item that will be discussed. Urban chickens were discussed at the meeting and next meeting will have more discussion on the urban chickens.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said the committee met and discussed the trash receptacles on Mineral Ave. They looked at a couple of options and would have another meeting to have something for the next council meeting.

Building: None.

Water/sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said they were waiting for information so they could get started on the Nevada sewer. Mr. Hammons made a comment that he had received the information and that they would submit it to DEQ for review.
Mr. Fraser ask if this would be the proper time to bring up the water/sewer PER and the commitment for funding from the city. Mayor Teske said it would not because it was not on the agenda for a vote. The Mayor suggested it be brought up at Wednesday’s meeting when talking about the other resolutions. City Attorney Dean Chisholm said they could bring it up in the public comment for putting on the agenda.

Personnel: None.

Budget: Mrs. Williams said they hope to be working on the new budget by the end of the month.

Finance: Ms. McCollum mentioned she had put 2016 audit in everyone’s boxes.

City Administrator: Mr. Hammons mentioned the work being done around City Hall and that when finished the crews would be doing alley work, along with the guardrail near the (Riverfront) park. Mr. Hammons said there is sidewalk work being done around town.

KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said there would be a meeting the following week.

City/County Health Board: None:

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items:
Sindy Filler, 336 Boulder Lane. Mrs. Filler said she was representing the DUI Task Force. Mrs. Filler was here to explain the Task Force and the many law enforcement agencies that were in favor of the new parking ordinance. Mayor Teske ask Mrs. Filler to hold up on her comments because the parking ordinance was on the agenda and she could comment then.

Denise Pepmiller, 507 Dakota, brought information from three communities that have chicken ordinances in place.

DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, talked about the IP funds and how the city has poor history of handling them. He would like to see the funds handled transparently and properly. He said the money is for the people affected by the groundwater from the mill. He said the city did not have a contract with attorney Allen Payne to negotiate for the City of Libby. He said they need to clarify how the funds are distributed and that the city was not managing the funds properly.

Mr. Fraser talked about the 4 water projects totaling 1.8 million dollars. He explained how the funding would work on the projects. He broke down the different projects and their costs along with the matching funds from the city. Ms. Smith made the comment that the council would of like to have this information two weeks ago. There was discussion about having more time to look into the funding options. Ms. Smith mentioned how important the projects are and how the process for these projects keep getting fowled up on. She then said she would entertain the motion for putting $200,000 matching for the projects. There was more discussion on how much work on projects could be done with $200,000 as matching. There was discussion on not using up all the IP funds for the projects. Mayor Teske then said the recommendation for $200,000 will be put on Wednesday’s agenda.

New Business:

Pay Raise for all Non-Union Employees.
Four non-union employees were not part of the union contract raises. Mrs. Williams pointed out that the Mayor and Council were also considered non-union employees and that in the past they have elected to not receive a raise. Mayor Teske asked that the vote for the raises be in two parts. One for the non-union employees and one for the Mayor and Council.
Mrs. Williams Made A Motion to approve the 1.6% raise to the non-union employees. Second by Mr. Beach. Mr. Dufficy recused as he was not present for the Union contract meetings.
Motion Passed.
Mayor Teske ask for a motion to not give the Mayor and Council a pay raise. Mrs. Williams commented that you can’t make a motion in the negative to not give a pay raise. Then Mrs. Williams said she would Make A Motion to freeze the wages of the Council and Mayor. Mr. Zimmerman Second.
Mr. Dufficy recused. Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Beach, Mr. Zimmerman, and Mr. Taylor voted FOR:
Motion Passed.

Igniters Street Closure and Noise Ordinance Variance Request.
Mayor Teske introduced Mr. Gary Rantla from the Igniters car club, and turned the meeting over to Council President, Ms. Williams as Mayor Teske is a member of the Igniters. Ms. Williams asked Mr. Rantla to explain the club’s proposal to the council.
Mr. Rantla told the council that the Ignite the Nights event keeps getting bigger and bigger. The club has been working on a better route for the Friday night cruise. The club wants to change Mineral Ave, from a two-way street during the cruise to one direction. They put together a plan that would utilize Louisiana, Lincoln Boulevard, and other connecting streets to make the cruise on Friday night travel in one direction. The cruise will last 3 hours.
There was more discussion from the council on issues of alcohol during the event and if the club was looking for a variance for open container. Mr. Rantla said they were not going to allow anyone to have alcohol. If someone is seen with alcohol they will ask them to leave the cruise.
Ms. Smith Made A Motion to give the Igniters Car Club a street closure and to approve a noise ordinance variance request. Second by Mr. Taylor. Motion Passed

Approve Ordinance 1916:
An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana amending certain chapters of title 10-vehicles and traffic. First Reading.
Ms. Smith read the new ordinance and explained the changes to the council. She said the recommendation by the committee was to eliminate the restrictions on the parking from 2:30 am to 6:00 am. She said the city did receive complaint letters regarding the old ordinance. There was discussion on the snow removal ordinance, but Ms. Smith said this was still in place.
Mr. Zimmerman Made A Motion to accept the First Reading changes to Ordinance 1916. Mr. Beach Second.
During the Public Comment period, Mrs. Filler said the changes to the ordinance was very well received by the Lincoln County DUI Task Force. The Task Force received comments from the public in favor of the new changes to the ordinance.
All voted FOR:
Motion Passed.

Approve all renewal business licenses received to date:
Mayor Teske ask if everyone had a chance to look at the renewals, then asked for a motion to approve.
Mrs. Williams Made A Motion to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith Second.
All voted FOR:
Motion Passed

Approve all new business licenses received:
• Helping Hands House Cleaning Professionals
Mrs. Williams Made A Motion to approve new business licenses received.
Ms. Smith Second.
All voted FOR:
Motion Passed.

Approve Claims and Payroll for April 2018
Mrs. Williams Made A Motion to approve payroll and claims for April 2018.
Mr. Zimmerman Second.
All voted FOR:

Unfinished Business:
1. Resolution 1915
A Resolution of the City of Libby Montana providing for the amendment of the budget for the fiscal year 2017/2018. City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum explained the budget amendment was for the two insurance checks for the Fire Hall roof. The amendment was to keep the books balanced as an insurance check came in and needed to be accounted for.
Mr. Zimmerman Made A Motion to approve Resolution 1915, budget amendment.
Mr. Beach Second.
During the Public comment period, Mr. Orr said he was confused about Resolution 1915 stating that he thought the amendment was to increase funding. Ms. McCollum explained that the amendment was to put the money into an account and then take it back out for the payment of the roof. It was to show where the money was to be spent.
There was more discussion from the Mayor and Council on the funding and it was explained that the money was not in the original budget and that it must be accounted for.
Mayor Teske asked for the vote. Mr. Dufficy recused himself, the remainder of the Council voted in favor. Vote Passed.

2. Libby Web Site Re-Design
Mrs. Williams said it was moving along slowly. Montana Sky setup a test account. This way they can change some things to see how they work, and how the site will look.

3. Council Rules and Procedures
Mayor Teske said he has turned over the update of the rules and procedures to Council President, Peggy Williams. Mayor Teske said he did not have the time to commit to doing the work. Mrs. Williams said she would go through the work that has been done so far and break it down into manageable parts.

General Comments from the Council
Mrs. Williams brought up issue of having things brought up at the Council Meetings that they didn’t have a lot of time to examine the content to be prepared. There was more discussion on this on having the items and information for the council and public to review.

Mrs. Williams talked about motion language from the council on the votes so in the minutes people will have a better understanding of what was voted on.

Mrs. Williams mentioned that she would like to see a monthly update from the trails person on the agenda.

Mrs. Williams would like the Council to be involve in putting together the committees. She mentioned the members should let her know what committees they are interested in being on.

Ms. Smith mentioned the new website, should have a deadline for when it will be operational. She commented on the website being consistent format for the agendas. Having council packet electronically. She also touched how she wants the site to be more transparent for the public.

Mr. Hammons mention how the Mayor is the driving force behind all the new and professional look to the City. Ms. Smith also shared that she agreed with the way things were moving with the City. She mentioned that there should be more communication in what is happening in the City. There was more discussion about the tree removal at the Police station. Everyone agreed that there should be better communication.

Adjournment
Mrs. Williams Made A Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith Second.
All voted FOR.
Motion Passed.
Adjournment was at 8:15 pm.

_________________ Attest; _________________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

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May 14, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
05-14-2018

Meeting started: 6:07pm
Attendance: Board Members: Kristin Smith, Mark Andreasen, Jennifer Nelson, Virginia Kocieda
Public: none
1. Discussion on edits to language describing signage for casinos
a. Added note to make sure people check state authorities; The Board agreed with edits.
b. Mark Andreasen motions to advance HCD, Jennifer Nelson seconds, all in favor
2. The Board agreed with edits to language describing fencing opacity to 70%.
3. Discussion on marking the borders for Downtown Commercial District
4. Edited Highway Commercial District with language on casino signage
5. Discussion on public involvement/outreach
Meeting ended: 7:21

May 21, 2018 | 1494

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APPROVED MINUTES

The City Council held Meeting #1494 on Monday, May 21, 2018 in Council Chamber at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum and City Administrator Jim Hammons.

Mr. Roy Yoder offered the prayer.

Approval of minutes from Council Meeting #1491 held on April 2nd, 2018.
Ms. Smith Made A Motion to approve meeting #1491.
Mr. Williams Second.
Mr. Dufficy recuse, all other Council members voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED:

Approval of minutes from Council Meeting #1492 held on April 16th, 2018
Mr. Zimmerman Made A Motion to approve Meeting #1492.
Ms. Williams Second.
Mr. Dufficy recuse, all other Council member vote FOR:
MOTION PASSED

Approval of minutes from special meeting for Preliminary Engineering Report Water held on May 7th, 2018.
Ms. Smith Made A Motion to approve the special meeting held on May 7th, 2018 for PER.
Mr. Zimmerman Second.
All voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approval of minutes from special meeting for Preliminary Engineering Report Water held on May 9th, 2018.
Mr. Zimmerman Made A Motion to approve the special meeting held on May 9th, 2018 for PER.
Mr. Beach Second.
All voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske announced a ceremony at the cemetery and at the Veterans Memorial on Monday, Memorial Day. He mentioned a parade on Saturday and a BBQ cooking contest at Riverfront park.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None

Fire: None

Police: Chief Kessel had stats for the month of April. There were 217 calls, 17 arrests, 35 citations, and 8 crashes. He mentions the new officer Cody Dewitt was doing well. Chief Kessel said the department executed 2 search warrants for drugs recovering methamphetamine in both. The Chief said the City has a new animal control officer who is not a sworn Deputy. There was some discussion by the council on the crashes that occurred in April.

Ordinances: Ms. Smith said the committee will meet again on the 29th of May, and they should have a draft of the Chicken Ordinance for review.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said they have a been looking into the trash cans on Mineral and should have something for the next meeting.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman told the Council that he and Mr. Beach met with some folks regarding a back up in their sewer that was potentially a City issue, after discussing it more it seemed more likely the home owners plumbing.

Personnel: None.

Budget: Ms. Williams said she needed to have a meeting to start the new budget. She was going to get together with the committee to set up a date and time.

Finance: Ms. McCollum mentions she had balanced for February.

City Administrators Report: Mr. Hammons said the plans for the Nevada sewer were submitted to DEQ for approval. He mentioned the Fire Wise project was moving forward.
Mr. Hammons said there was some vandalism at the splash pad at Fireman’s Park. The concrete was broken on the edges of the pad.

KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman said their meeting was postponed and rescheduled for June 3.

City/County Health Board: Mr. Thornton said the landfill will be taking E-Waste until August. The Public Health Dept. is doing mental health first aid classes for people in alcohol crisis.
There was discussion on what happens after August to the E-Waste program. It was grant funded and Mr. Thornton said he is not sure what will happen to the program.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items:
DC Orr. 1117 Nevada spoke about the EPA looking into his property. He asked EPA if the position statement provided by the Health Board protected him legally from liability in the ROD. He said the EPA can’t tell him that the statement can protect him legally. He said every property owner in the Super Fund site will have future liability and the position means nothing. He property being sold are not disclosing liability. He said this will drive down property values. He said the Council is not doing anything about the issue. He has told them in the past they needed to do something. He urged the Council to get with the Health Board to correct this issue.
There was more discussion from the Council regarding the future liability and if there was anything more they could do other that writing letters or passing resolutions.

New Business:
Vince Brown, Libby Volunteer Ambulance to discuss the future of LVA’s financial and personnel issues.
Mayor Teske said Mr. Brown had to reschedule for a later meeting.

Approve funding for the Fireman’s Park bathroom from Community Development Fund (2959) Ms. Williams discussed the changes in the cost of the new bathroom. She talked about an itemized list and added an optional water fountain. Other items were the transportation cost and the Montana state design drawings cost. The Council would like Mr. Hammons to call and find out why the state charges for the design and drawings cost. The Council mentioned there was a $15,000 donation from Rotary towards the bathroom.
Ms. Smith Made A Motion to move forward with the purchase of the bathroom for Fireman’s Park.
Mr. Zimmerman Second.
Public Comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, said he doesn’t have a photo of the bathroom but he has installed vault bathrooms for the State and Forest Service. He said you having to rush on this when you haven’t planned for it. He said in the past, when someone says we have to hurry, it ends up costing more money. He said he could make a few phone calls and save several thousands of dollars.

Allan Olsen, 33692 Hwy 2 commented that if we are in violation of the bathroom at the park are we not in violation of the bathroom at the Campground? Mr. Hammons responded that the other bathroom is connected to the sanitary sewer.

There was more discussion by the Council on the bathroom and the features that were included. Ms. Smith did say that the new bathroom has been discussed for a long time and was not just brought up.
All voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED:

Approve Ordinance 1916. An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Libby Montana amending certain chapters of title 10-vehicles and traffic. Second reading.
Mayor Teske read the new language in the amended ordinance. There was some discussion on the second reading. There was an issue with the second reading not being the same as the first reading. Mayor Teske said the second reading must be identical to the first reading. More discussion was brought up on changes to the ordinance. Mayor Teske said the ordinance had to be redrafted and tabled until the next meeting.

Approve five renewal business licenses received:
Ms. Williams Made A Motion to approve the renewal of the five-business license received.
Mr. Zimmerman Second.
All voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve all new business licenses received:
• A helping Hand-675 E 5th St. Libby MT. Personal care, run errands, housekeeping, and MD appointments.
• Glenn Johnson-802 W. Balsam Ave. Commercial /Residential development remodeling,
renovation and maintenance.
Mr. Zimmerman Made A Motion to approve all new business licenses received.
Ms. Smith Second.
There was some discussion on the Glenn Johnson business licenses, regarding the location. The business licenses will be tabled until next meeting.
Council voted on the remain business licenses.
All voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED:

Unfinished Business:

1) Libby Web Site Re-Design.
Ms. Williams commented on the progress of the web site design. Nate Condron is working on the draft site for review. There was Council discussion on the cost of the web site redesign.
2) Council Rules and Procedures.
Ms. Williams said she wanted to make sure the new Council member had the latest version to date. She had some question on replacing a Council member. There was discussion by the Council regarding the section on back ground checks, the letter of interest and resumes. Ms. Williams wants to have the project wrapped up by the end of June.
Public Comment:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, said the back-ground checks should be done, he said we want people with character on the Council.
3) Transparency Week June 3-8.
Ms. Smith said she put a few ideas together that Mr. Taylor and she came up with, since they really did not have a committee to work on it. She felt one of the biggest things to improve transparency is the new web site, including the agenda, an improved calendar, signup to get emails on meetings and times, financial information. There was a discussion on how the meeting would be setup on June 4th.

Public Comment:
Allen Olsen, 33692 Hwy 2 asked if we charged for FOIA requests. The Mayor said it takes time to put this information together. There was more discussion on charging people for the information.
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, commented that the City Attorney did not have to be involved to release of public information. Mr. Orr said the transparency week was part of the settlement in October, and that the Council knew they were having the transparency in June. Mr. Orr said the Council should have put together a committee in October and invited the public. Mr. Orr stated he has talked to people in the community and they want transparency. There was more discussion on how the settlement lead to the transparency week.

General Comments from the Council:
Mr. Dufficy brought up how we charge for City Business Licenses. He was questioning why a small business pays the same as a large business. He said other places where he lived would charge a flat fee and then a percentage of sales. Mayor Teske said it has always been a flat fee.

Ms. Williams said she updated the committee list. There was discussion by the Council on the terms the member served. She asked where we were on the Fluoride in the water. Mayor Teske said he has not heard any more about the issue. Ms. Williams said she found some old minutes and information regarding the fee schedule, and she also contacted Darrin Coldwell at the County for a copy of their policy. Ms. Williams talked about software that could be used to copy all the Cities records and store them for easy access. She would like to research more into this for the City. She has set up a demonstration for this on Thursday, May 31th.

Adjournment:
Ms. Williams Made A Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith Second.
All voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
Meeting adjourned at 8:18 pm.

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Mayor; Brent Teske
__________________________________
Attest; Clerk/Treasurer Audray J. McCollum

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June 4, 2018 | 1495

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1495 on Monday, June 4, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, City Administrator Jim Hammons and City Attorney Dean Chisholm.

Bill Cunnane offered the prayer.

Ms.Smith MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1493 held on May 7, 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Ms. Smith noted ideas for transparency week were left out of unfinished business.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Mr.Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1494 held on May 21, 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske invited the public to participate in transparency week this Thursday at 6pm.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams stated the new bathroom for Fireman’s park was ordered. A meeting will be called to discuss a sundry of issues.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman said there were 4 calls for May, 3 rural and 1 out of the district.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 260 calls for service in May resulting in 20 arrests,30 citations, and 30 animal citations. Officer Dewitt is doing well, and the new animal control officer is a great asset to the community.

Resolutions/Ordinances: Ms. Smith said the committee met on May 29 and moved forward with drafting the chicken ordinance. The committee will meet in the next few weeks; the chicken ordinance draft will be on the agenda.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None.

Building: None.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said the street crew will take a class on the 16 of June for sewer connections. The mayor said the street crew will start working on the sewer collections system. The street crew will receive the proper training and vaccinations.

Personnel: None.
Budget: Mrs. Williams will have a meeting Wednesday at noon to discuss the 2019 preliminary budget.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Report in the packet. Jim Hammons reported a sizable water leak from California Ave to 6th in an old steel water line, this will be replaced with PVC pipe.
KRDC: None, next meeting June 14.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Bill Cunnane, 62 Michigan, said the lot next to him was very overgrown. Mr. Cunnane asked the city to hire a lawn care service to mow the vacant lots around town. He said maybe the property owners would start taking care of their property if they had to pay more for mowing.

Mayor Teske and Chief Kessel understand and are working on the issue.

New Business:
Vince Brown, Libby Volunteer ambulance to discuss the future of LVA financial and personnel issues.
Jeff Holder president of Libby Volunteer ambulance gave the council a background on Libby volunteer ambulance and asked council for solutions for memberships. Council discussion followed.
Penny Kyes, 765 Shalom, asked the public to support legislation for ambulance services.

Ben Scott, Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club Inc, request permission to construct a building on city property at the Flower Creek Biathlon course.
Ben Scott,402 Montana, asked the council for permission to construct a building on city property at the Flower Creek Biathlon course. Mr. Scott has $55,000 of the $100,000 to complete the project he would like to get the dirt work started.
Mrs. Williams asked what the building would be used for?
Scott said half for a warming hut and event center the other half would house equipment.
Mrs. Williams asked what will the building be constructed of?
Scott said the back portion would be a metal shell uninsulated; the front would be Board and Batten with a concrete floor throughout and heated by a wood stove.
Mr. Scott said PAVCO would be paving next summer, he would like to have the building done and parking lot ready.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to construct a building on city property at the Flower Creek Biathlon course.
Mrs. Williams wanted clarification that Mr. Scott was asking only for permission to build the structure and not for money from the City of Libby.
Mr. Scott said this was only a motion to build the structure.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mr. Dufficy asked who would be liable for the structure or if someone was to get hurt and sued the city.
Mr. Scott said the city has a policy and the city would cover it.
Mr. Hammons said yes it does, but our insurance does require your club to have event insurance.
Ms. Smith said, “I appreciate all that you do, and I don’t mean to be a contrarian here, but you’re asking us to vote on something, and we have zero material to go off of, I would like to see a written proposal, location, and dimensions.”
Mr. Scott said he gave that to council two months ago.
Ms. Smith would like to see a maintenance plan and has concerns about the liability issue as well.
Smith asked who would own the building?
Scott said the City of Libby, “I guess.”
Smith said this needs to be clarified in an agreement.
Beach said, “ The City of Libby has dealt with these agreements in the past and is dealing with these issues now, and the city does not want to keep creating these issues.”
Smith wants to support the project, but not in a way that will come back and haunt the city.
Mr. Chisholm agreed in case the club disbands, and the club will adhere to maintenance and lease terms.
Mr. Zimmerman TABLED THE MOTION to the next agenda.
Mr.Scott said the county is willing to take over maintenance of Granite Road. The county would like the gate moved from Granite Lake road to the edge of the city property this would allow year use of the ski course and facilities. Mr. Scott asked the City of Libby to write a letter to the Forest Service allowing the county to take over maintenance of one mile of city road.
Mayor Teske asked is the gate owned by the Forest Service?
Mr. Scott said it was.
Mayor Teske asked council if they were opposed to the letter.
There was no opposition.

Kathy Stern, Libby Logger Days, Street Closure for Libby Logger Days June 23rd from 6:30 AM to noon to accommodate the Logger day parade route and line up the closure request is from Mineral Avenue from Highway 2 to Second Street and Lincoln Boulevard from California Avenue to Louisiana Avenue.

Ms.Smith MADE A MOTION to approve to road closure as requested.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approved funds to purchase trash cans for Mineral Avenue.
Mr. Beach gave the council handouts, and pictures and his background knowledge for replacing the trash cans on Mineral Avenue stating the cans need to be replaced, the bottom of the present trash cans are deteriorating. The new trash cans will be approximately $500 each, and the street committee would like to purchase 16 cans. Mr. Beach said there would be one can per side per block, Montana Machine, and Fabrication would produce the cans. The total cost of the project would be $8000 and will come out of the Community Development Fund. Mr. Beach said the new trash cans would be square instead of being round with a rubber maid top and are 33 gallons.
Council discussion followed.
Mr. Dufficy asked if they were easy to replicate.
Mr. Beach said yes, they were.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to purchase 24 garbage cans for $12,000.00 from Montana machine out of the community development fund.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Vincent Brown, 412 w 3rd, asked who Montana Machine who would use for the powder coating?
Council was not certain.
Glen Johnson,802 Balsam, expressed concern with children hitting their heads on the sides of the square garbage can.
Dee Teske, 804 Michigan, asked if the garbage cans would be available for this summer? The Committee said yes. Dee asked if some of the garbage cans would be available for the River Front Park. Mayor Teske said this would be a good use of the extra cans.

Zimmerman, Beach, and Smith voted FOR
Dufficy, Williams, and Taylor voted AGAINST.
Teske voted FOR
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Resolution 1920-A resolution of the City of Libby Montana providing for the budget for the fiscal year2017 – 22018 (Fireman’s park bathroom $44,240).

Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve to motion to accept resolution 1920.
Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Glenn Johnson
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for May 2018:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for February 2018.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Approve Ordinance 1916- An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Libby Montana amending certain chapters of title 10 vehicles and traffic. Second reading.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve ordinance 1916 second reading.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR
MOTION PASSED.

2) Libby Web Site Re-Design
The web designer had some technical issues and is now adding pictures and updating the context of the web page.

3) Council Rules and Procedures
Mrs. Williams asked council for their input on the council rules and procedures up to this point.
Mrs. Williams asked council for their input on the background checks for council candidates and would like to know what direction they would like to take.
Mayor Teske said the council would have to go a different direction if they would up to continue with the background checks.
Council discussion followed.
Mayor Teske asked the council to let Mrs. Williams know.

Mayor Teske said by current council policy agenda items need to be into Mayor Teske or City Clerk Audray McCollum by 4 o’clock on the Wednesday before the council meeting that also entails all information for packets.

Mrs. Williams asked Jim Hammons to speak to rural water and Mike Frasier about the $9.40 water credit. Per Jim Rosenberg’s request.

Ms. Smith left the council meeting.

Glen Johnson,802 Balsam, expressed concerns with the traffic on Education way and would like to see speed bumps on this road. Mayor Teske said this road was turned into a school zone and the 20 mile per hour signs will be up soon, and extra patrol is in the area.

Mrs. Williams made a formal request to forming the FOIA committee at the next council meeting.

Mrs. Williams made a formal request to put the fee schedule in the ordinance committee.
Council discussion followed.

Mr. Chisholm Libby city attorney said the legislative branch does not respond to FOIA request the executive branch response. “Perhaps a legislative committee is not the appropriate way to handle these requests. This is an executive function. These are government documents, and they were asking for a personal record of individual council members. The city has no obligation to provide personal records of individuals. The records were not in the city’s possession the city should not have to go out and get those records. If the information is not in the city’s archives the city does not have to go find it.”

General Comments from the Council:
None

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:50 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer

June 9, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
07-09-2018
Attendance: Kristin Smith, Gary Neff, Virginia Kocieda, Bobbi McCanse, Mark Andreasen
Absent: Jennifer Nelson
Public: none
1. Review of final versions of DBD and HCD
2. Minutes reviewed and Gary Neff motioned to accept with changes; 2nd by Mark
3. Add “Wireless” to 17.24.030 Prohibited uses D. Cell Towers
4. Add correct agency language to DBD as 17.24.160 Other Permits.
5. Consideration: 10 St to US-2 – change to residential
a. Need housing in Libby
b. Permitted uses are for highway district
c. Properties facing/close to tenth should be business residential and the properties on US-2 should stay as highway commercial
6. Changing to business residential: US-2/8th St/Louisiana/Utah
7. Preparation for July 23rd first public presentation meeting:
a. Presentation of history of zoning/growth policy/downtown revitalization policy plan (2005)
b. **GET INPUT FROM PUBLIC**
c. Regroup in August to see if we need to make changes and then send drafts to council
8. Kristin will send presentations to everyone
9. Gary Neff motioned to end meeting; Virginia Kocieda seconded the motion

June 11, 2018 | Planning Board

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City Planning Board Meeting Minutes
06-11-2018
Meeting started: 6:07pm
Attendance: Kristin Smith, Mark Andreasen, Jennifer Nelson, Bobbi McCanse, Virginia Kocieda
Public: none
1. Bobbi McCanse brought up the issue of parking spots for people living at elderly housing projects:
a. Board discussed if number of parking spots should be increased
b. Board discussed increasing the age of occupied persons from 60 to 65
c. Board agreed to change parking from ½ to 1 parking spot per dwelling or lodging unit
2. Reviewed 04-09-2018 minutes
a. Jennifer Nelson motioned to accept minutes with edits; Gary Neff seconded the motion; all approved
3. Reviewed 05-14-2018 minutes
a. Jennifer moves to accept minutes with edits; Mark Andreasen seconded the motion, all approved
4. Back to reviewing Highway Commercial District (HCD)
a. Board discussed changes to add to HCD:
i. Change to language for casino signage within “Conditional use #3”
ii. Add provision about all business applicants having approval from other agencies
iii. Change number of parking spots for people living at elderly housing projects from ½ to 1 parking spot per dwelling or lodging unit
b. Board decided to present new Downtown/Highway District zones to the public on July 23rd at 6pm
c. Gary Neff motioned to recommend HCD as written to the city council for review; Virginia Kocieda seconded the motion; all approved
5. Continued discussion on district mapping:
a. Concentrating on Downtown District “entry way” from highway and on Mineral Avenue
b. West side of Main – make business residential??
c. Change from Business to Business residential down property line: E 1st St to Lincoln Blvd and alley between Mineral and Montana east
d. Change to business residential from E 2nd St alley on the property behind dentist office and Main and alley between California Avenue to 6th street
e. 8th St. /US-2/Montana/Louisiana with Lil’ Lucky’s – stay as business zone
f. Harold’s stays in HCD; everything else changes to downtown district
g. Cenex stays in HCD, everything else changes to downtown district
h. Studio B and Libby Sports stays in HCD; everything behind will change to business residential
i. Rosita’s Express and Cabins are in highway district; everything behind is business residential
6. End meeting: Virginia Kocieda motioned to end meeting; Gary Neff seconded; all approved
Meeting ended: 7:50

June 18, 2018 | 1496

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting# 1496 on Monday, June 18, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy and City
Clerk/Treasurer Audray Mccollum.
D.C. Orr offered the prayer.
Mr.Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from# 1495 held on June 4, 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mr. Zimmerman noted a typing error.
Mrs. Williams noted on page 5 ,3rd paragraph down to add per Jim Rosenberg Rostorfer. Mrs. Williams
noted on page 5, rh paragraph down to add fee schedule.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Announcements:
Mayor Teske invited the public to participate in Logger day weekend. Ms. Smith asked the public and
council to take an on line survey from Montana Department of Transportation for a bike and pedestrians
trails program. The outcome could impact our area biking and pedestrian trails.
Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.
Fire: None.
Police: None.
Resolutions/Ordinances: Ms. Smith said t he committee met and is waiting on a recommendation from
Fish Wildlife and Parks before drafting the final chicken ordinance draft to present to council.
Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach will have a meeting Tuesday, June 19th at noon, t he agenda items
will be upcoming projects. Beach stated the street crews have been removing old signage from Mineral
Ave and cleaning the downtown area.
Building: Mr. Beach will be calling a meeting; rental agreements will be on the agenda.
Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said the water project on 6th was complete and the sewer project on
Nevada should start next week.
Personnel: None.
Budget: None.
Finance: None.
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City Administrator: None.
KRDC: None.
City-County Board of Heath: None.
Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
D. C. Orr, 1117 Nevada, said the council needs to be reactive to the people you serve. Mr. Orr gave a
timeline to the council on the EPA cleanup and said time is running out, and property owners are now
being held financially responsible for their own cleanup. Orr said the council needs to request
information from the county attorney about the health board before the statute of limitation runs out,
or the council will be held liable.
New Business:
Gail Burger, Libby Business Association, road closure request. Saturday, August 25th 8 AM to midnight
on Mineral Avenue for crazy days.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to close Mineral Ave from 8am to 8pm on August 25.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
D.C. Orr said this was good planning.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Kootenai Cross County Ski Club Inc. lease agreement.
Mayor Teske went over the changes and said City Attorney Dean Chisholm had reviewed the new lease
agreement.
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to accept the agreement as written.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Mayor Teske said there was no mention of structures in the old lease agreement, this was added to the
new lease agreement.
Ms. Smith said the public might not have public access to these grounds. Ms. Smith would like a clause
added in the lease that states community use.
Mr. Dufficy would like to see a copy of the NRA insurance policy attached to the lease agreement.
Mr. Dufficy TABLED THE MOTION to the next meeting.
Ben Scott,Kootenai Cross County Ski Club lnc,request permission to construct a building on city
property at the Flower Creek Biathlon course.
Ms. Smith Made a Motion to grant Kootenai County Ski Club permission to construct a building on city
property at the Flower Creek Biathlon course subject to final council approval of the Kootenai Cross
County Ski Club leases agreement; the club is not to begin building until the lease is signed.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Approve new business licenses received to date:
2
• Evergreen Technologies.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
Unfinished Business:
1} Libby Web Site Re-Design
No new progress.
2} Council Rules and Procedures
No new progress.
General Comments from the Council:
Mayor Teske asked council, would they be opposed to standing microphones. Council was not opposed.
Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:47-pm.
Mayor, Brent Teske
Attest; ________________ _
Aud ray J. McCollum City Clerk/Treasurer
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July 2, 2018 | 1497

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1497 on Monday, July 2, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, Utility Clerk Jody Martin, City Administrator Jim Hammons and City Attorney Dean Chisholm.

Bill Sontag offered the prayer.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1496 held on June 18, 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Mrs. Williams noted on page 5 paragraph 3 Jim RostorferRosenberg should be corrected to Jim Rosenberg Rostorfer.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED

Announcements:
Mayor Teske announced the city received $232,923.20 from the International Paper Settlement. Ms. Smith invited the public to attend an open house on July 23rd at 6:00 pm in the Ponderosa Room at City Hall to reveal the new downtown zoning districts.
Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams said the committee met and updated the agreement for Fireman’s Park and Fred Brown Pavilion. The bathroom for Fireman’s Park will be here August 20th, and the city crew will begin prep work. The sod has been laid for a new park by the police station. A final decision has not been made for the dedication of the park.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman said there were 7 calls for June, 2 rural and 5 in the city

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 303 calls for service in June resulting in 21 arrests,41 citations, 24 animal citations,3 DUI, and 1 search for drugs. Officer Dewitt is doing well and working on his own as of June 1st. Several businesses in town have requested Chief Kessel to put together an active shooter program.

Resolutions/Ordinances: On the agenda

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said the committee met and worked on potential projects.

Building: Mr. Beach said the Ponderosa room carpets are being cleaned this weekend.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said the sewer project on 6th and Nevada is under construction.

Budget: Mrs. Williams said the committee met on the 25th and recommended the cop car loan go through Glacier bank, the committee also discussed an increase in the animal control contract and doing a prevailing health care levy. The next meeting will be July 10th at noon.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Report in the packet. Jim Hammons reported the price of oil was down; he ordered extra for paving which will begin July 20th. The Urdahls are retiring as camp hosts if anyone was interested, please let Mr. Hammons know.

KRDC: None, next meeting July 19th

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Jennifer Nelson, County Sanitation, said the city junk vehicle ordinance8.08010 subsection B definition of a junk vehicle did not correlate with the state ordinance law of 1973 she asked the ordinance committee to investigate bring the city ordinance in line with Montana State Law.

New Business:
Jennifer Nelson, Riverfront Blue Board Member, Noise Variance Friday, August 10th Until 12.:30 And Saturday, August 11 Until 12:30.
Jennifer Nelson asked council for a noise variance.
Brian Zimmerman MADE A MOTION for noise variance for Riverfront Blues Festival Saturday, August 11th Until 1:00am and Sunday, August 12th until 1:00am.
Mrs. Williams SECOND
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Animal Control Agreement For (7-01-2018) -(6-30-2019) For $12,000.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept the Animal Control Agreement for $12,000 between the City of Libby and Lincoln County.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Resolution 1921-A grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the sum not to exceed $50,000.00 (fifty) used towards the purchase of 4(four) new police cruisers.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve Resolution 1921 a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture in the sum of $50,0000 used towards the purchase of four new police cruisers.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Introduction to propose an the Urban Chicken Ordinance.
Ms. Smith gave council an introduction background on the chicken ordinance. The committee looked at ordinances from across the state and gathered public comments.
Mrs. Williams said she did an excellent job; Mayor Teske appreciated the work as well.
Public Comment.
Jennifer Nelson, 1026 Washington, asked how many chickens per coop. Ms. Smith answered 5 chickens per square footage. Mr. Zimmerman answered a maximum of five chickens may be permitted per 10 square feet.
The chicken ordinance will be on the next agenda for the first reading.

Introduction to propose a Public Information Policy.
Ms. Smith introduced the council to the public information policy that was tailored after Lincoln county’s information policy that was recently done.
The first reading of the public information ordinance policy will be on the next agenda for the first reading.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• K & E Catering
• Safe and Secure Storage
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Mr. Zimmerman ABSTAINED.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approved Renewal Licenses Received to Date:
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for June 2018:
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for June 2018.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Approve the Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club Inc. Lease Agreement.
Ms. Smith Made a Motion to approve enter into a lease agreement with Kootenai cross country lease agreement, and its final version is substantial compliance as adopted with what is being presented tonight.
Mr. Zimmerman Second
Council discussion followed.
Mr. Dufficy asked if the club had their insurance policy.
Mr. Scott presented the insurance policy to the city attorney for review.
Mrs. Williams asked if the public would be allowed to use the property without paying a fee for skiing activities Mrs. Rice said the public would have to pay a fee.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor voted FOR
MOTION PASSED.

2) Libby Web Site Re-Design
None

3) Council Rules and Procedure
None

General Comments from the Council:
Mrs. Williams asked the council about increasing the business license fee. Mrs. Williams asked the council if it was necessary for the council to approve renewal business licenses.
Mrs. Williams asked for this to be moved to the ordinance committee for review.
Council discussion followed.
Ms. Smith asked if the EPA could come to council to answer questions.
Council discussion followed.

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:06 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Jody Martin Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer

July 16, 2018 | 1498

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1498 on Monday, July 16, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy and City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, Charlotte Luedecke.

Tom Cole offered the prayer.

Mr.Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1497 held on July 2, 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Mrs. Williams noted on page 1 ,3rd paragraph down change Mr. Rosenberg to Jim Rostorfer. Mrs. Williams noted on page 2, 3rd paragraph down regarding Ms. Nelson and the junk vehicle ordinance that the description was vague, and the state ordinance had to be added. Mrs. Williams noted on page 2, 8th paragraph, some typing errors and the number of chickens was not clear. Mrs. Williams noted on page 3, paragraph 1, that the ordinance should be referred to as a resolution. Mrs. Williams noted on page 3, paragraph 5, Ms. Smith did not say adopted tonight. She said its final version in substantial compliance as adopted with what is being presented tonight. Mrs. Williams noted the same paragraph line 9; the fee only applies to skiing. Mrs. Williams noted page 4, paragraph 1, that the statement for business licenses was not correct and asked to have this put in the ordinance committee.
Ms. Smith noted under announcements the open house was in City Hall, not the Ponderosa Room.

Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske said don’t forget your animals in vehicles.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams will have a meeting Friday at noon to discuss updating the host agreement at Fireman’s Park, rules agreement at the Fred Brown Pavilion, and a new rules sign for Firemen’s Park.

Fire: None.

Police: None.

Resolutions/Ordinances: None.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None.

Building: Mr. Hammons received an estimate for staining the upper half of City Hall for $6200.00.

Water/Sewer: None.

Budget: Mrs. Williams will have a budget meeting August 7, 2018, at noon.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Jim Hammons said, the work on Nevada is complete, and all service lines are done. Service should be restored in the next few days.
Mr. Hammons stated the City received 4 bids for the Fire Wise project on Flower Creek and the highest bidder was Anderson Logging out of Troy, MT.
The city crews will start work soon on the concrete pad for the new bathrooms.

KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman stated there would be a meeting on July 19, 2018.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Mr. Rostorfer, PO Box 278 Libby, expressed concerns, people in the county should receive the free sprinkling water just the same as the city residents. The city ordinance is not in compliance with the state law.
Mayor Teske said he spoke with rural water and they said that our ordinance complies. But Teske said would research the 2000 minutes and get back with Mr. Rostorfer.
D.C. Orr 1117 Nevada Ave. said Mr. Rostorfer might want to contact the Public Service Commission regarding the free sprinkling water.
Orr asked about the selling of lots at the golf course and when the city will recoup their money.
Mr. Orr asked about the live streaming media that Montana Sky put in the Council Chambers and if the city would” live stream” the council meetings.
Mayor Teske responded that the city would have to purchase a camera and he would look at it.
Bill Cunnane, 622 Michigan Ave., Thanked the mayor for letting him serve on the police commission since 2009. He would like to see Lincoln Blvd. paved and the lot next to him mowed.

New Business:
Jule Mason, Canteen Manager VFW, requested a street closure, sound variance and open container allowance for 2 different occasions coming up this summer.
• Street dance on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 during the Ignite the Nights. Closing 2nd street from California to Mineral Ave. starting at noon to 1am open container will be allowed inside the enclosure.
• Saturday September 22 request noise variance until 1am.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the request from the VFW to close the street on California Ave on Friday, August 17, Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 to 1am.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Mrs. Williams asked if there was event insurance. Ms. Mason said she would check and make sure that there was.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the open container within the proximity of their enclosure.
Mr. Taylor SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the noise ordinance variance Friday, August 17 9pm-1am and Saturday, August 18 9pm to 1am Sunday.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to request the permission for Saturday to the VFW September 22 and 23 for the noise ordinance and open container in their parking lot.
Mr. Taylor SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Ordinance 1922-An ordinance amending title 7 animals of the official code of the City of Libby, regulating urban chickens within the corporate limits of the City of Libby Montana. FIRST READING.
Ms. Smith went over the background of the ordinance explaining that the committee met 4 times, got input from the Health Department, Chief of Police, Fish, Wildlife and Parks and city and county residents. The committee voted unanimously on June 27, 2018, to bring the ordinance to council.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt Ordinance 1922 regulating urban chickens within the city limits.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Mrs. Williams Stated, in Item C it needs to be clarified that chickens must be in the chicken house from sunset to sunrise.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve the Public Information Request (FOIA)
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the Public Information Policy.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Public Comment: D.C. Orr 1117 Nevada Ave., opposes the Public Information Policy because lower income people cannot afford large fees which might prohibit them from access to public information.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve bid for gasoline and diesel for FY 19.
Mayor Teske opened the one bid from Moore Oil, Unleaded $2.73 and diesel $ 2.97.
Mrs. Williams Made a Motion to approve the bid from Moore Oil for FY 19.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve propane bid for FY 19.
Ms. Smith Made a Motion to approve the bid from City Service Valcon for .86 per gallon for FY 19.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Libby Honey Do Guys
• Caboose Motel
• Hillbilly Karaoke
• Mandy’s Cleaning Service
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
No new progress.

2) Council Rules and Procedures
Mrs. Williams went over an updated version of Council Rules & Procedures with the council.
Council discussion followed.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith attended the Folk Festival in Butte, MT and suggested the council might consider lifting the open container ordinance during Ignite the Nights.
Council discussion followed.
Mayor Teske will email council the proposed 2-hour parking signs.

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:30 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Charlotte P. Luedecke, Deputy City Clerk

July 16, 2018 | 1498

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1498 on Monday, July 16, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy and City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum, Charlotte Luedecke.

Tom Cole offered the prayer.

Mr.Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1497 held on July 2, 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Mrs. Williams noted on page 1 ,3rd paragraph down change Mr. Rosenberg to Jim Rostorfer. Mrs. Williams noted on page 2, 3rd paragraph down regarding Ms. Nelson and the junk vehicle ordinance that the description was vague, and the state ordinance had to be added. Mrs. Williams noted on page 2, 8th paragraph, some typing errors and the number of chickens was not clear. Mrs. Williams noted on page 3, paragraph 1, that the ordinance should be referred to as a resolution. Mrs. Williams noted on page 3, paragraph 5, Ms. Smith did not say adopted tonight. She said its final version in substantial compliance as adopted with what is being presented tonight. Mrs. Williams noted the same paragraph line 9; the fee only applies to skiing. Mrs. Williams noted page 4, paragraph 1, that the statement for business licenses was not correct and asked to have this put in the ordinance committee.
Ms. Smith noted under announcements the open house was in City Hall, not the Ponderosa Room.

Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske said don’t forget your animals in vehicles.

Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams will have a meeting Friday at noon to discuss updating the host agreement at Fireman’s Park, rules agreement at the Fred Brown Pavilion, and a new rules sign for Firemen’s Park.

Fire: None.

Police: None.

Resolutions/Ordinances: None.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None.

Building: Mr. Hammons received an estimate for staining the upper half of City Hall for $6200.00.

Water/Sewer: None.

Budget: Mrs. Williams will have a budget meeting August 7, 2018, at noon.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Jim Hammons said, the work on Nevada is complete, and all service lines are done. Service should be restored in the next few days.
Mr. Hammons stated the City received 4 bids for the Fire Wise project on Flower Creek and the highest bidder was Anderson Logging out of Troy, MT.
The city crews will start work soon on the concrete pad for the new bathrooms.

KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman stated there would be a meeting on July 19, 2018.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
Mr. Rostorfer, PO Box 278 Libby, expressed concerns, people in the county should receive the free sprinkling water just the same as the city residents. The city ordinance is not in compliance with the state law.
Mayor Teske said he spoke with rural water and they said that our ordinance complies. But Teske said would research the 2000 minutes and get back with Mr. Rostorfer.
D.C. Orr 1117 Nevada Ave. said Mr. Rostorfer might want to contact the Public Service Commission regarding the free sprinkling water.
Orr asked about the selling of lots at the golf course and when the city will recoup their money.
Mr. Orr asked about the live streaming media that Montana Sky put in the Council Chambers and if the city would” live stream” the council meetings.
Mayor Teske responded that the city would have to purchase a camera and he would look at it.
Bill Cunnane, 622 Michigan Ave., Thanked the mayor for letting him serve on the police commission since 2009. He would like to see Lincoln Blvd. paved and the lot next to him mowed.

New Business:
Jule Mason, Canteen Manager VFW, requested a street closure, sound variance and open container allowance for 2 different occasions coming up this summer.
• Street dance on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 during the Ignite the Nights. Closing 2nd street from California to Mineral Ave. starting at noon to 1am open container will be allowed inside the enclosure.
• Saturday September 22 request noise variance until 1am.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the request from the VFW to close the street on California Ave on Friday, August 17, Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 to 1am.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Mrs. Williams asked if there was event insurance. Ms. Mason said she would check and make sure that there was.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the open container within the proximity of their enclosure.
Mr. Taylor SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the noise ordinance variance Friday, August 17 9pm-1am and Saturday, August 18 9pm to 1am Sunday.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to request the permission for Saturday to the VFW September 22 and 23 for the noise ordinance and open container in their parking lot.
Mr. Taylor SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Ordinance 1922-An ordinance amending title 7 animals of the official code of the City of Libby, regulating urban chickens within the corporate limits of the City of Libby Montana. FIRST READING.
Ms. Smith went over the background of the ordinance explaining that the committee met 4 times, got input from the Health Department, Chief of Police, Fish, Wildlife and Parks and city and county residents. The committee voted unanimously on June 27, 2018, to bring the ordinance to council.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt Ordinance 1922 regulating urban chickens within the city limits.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Council discussion followed.
Mrs. Williams Stated, in Item C it needs to be clarified that chickens must be in the chicken house from sunset to sunrise.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve the Public Information Request (FOIA)
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the Public Information Policy.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Public Comment: D.C. Orr 1117 Nevada Ave., opposes the Public Information Policy because lower income people cannot afford large fees which might prohibit them from access to public information.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve bid for gasoline and diesel for FY 19.
Mayor Teske opened the one bid from Moore Oil, Unleaded $2.73 and diesel $ 2.97.
Mrs. Williams Made a Motion to approve the bid from Moore Oil for FY 19.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve propane bid for FY 19.
Ms. Smith Made a Motion to approve the bid from City Service Valcon for .86 per gallon for FY 19.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• Libby Honey Do Guys
• Caboose Motel
• Hillbilly Karaoke
• Mandy’s Cleaning Service
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
No new progress.

2) Council Rules and Procedures
Mrs. Williams went over an updated version of Council Rules & Procedures with the council.
Council discussion followed.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith attended the Folk Festival in Butte, MT and suggested the council might consider lifting the open container ordinance during Ignite the Nights.
Council discussion followed.
Mayor Teske will email council the proposed 2-hour parking signs.

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:30 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Charlotte P. Luedecke, Deputy City Clerk

August 6, 2018 | 1499

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1499 on Monday, August 6, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Council President Ms. Peggy Williams.
Present were Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy, City Administrator Jim Hammons, City Attorney Dean Chisholm and Deputy Clerk Jody Martin.

Ora Miller offered the prayer.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1498 held on July 16, 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
None
Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Ms. Williams said the committee met and reviewed the Fred Brown Pavilion usage agreement along with the host agreement for Fireman’s Park and will be updated soon.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman said there were 16 calls for July, 12 rural, 4 in the city, 2 vehicles, 6 grasslands, 2 false alarms. 7 Members of the LVFD are half way thru the State of Montana fire service training for the firefighter 1 Program, they tested last Saturday and were reported by Rick Sacka to be doing very well.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 308 calls for service in July resulting in 19 arrests,41 citations, 33 animal calls,6 DUI, and 1 search for drugs, 2 search warrant currently being written for drugs.

Resolutions/Ordinances: The committee met last week and discussed changes to the business licenses ordinance and how to address the renewals as well as the loitering provision in our public parks.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said the street department has been busy moving gravel chips for the chip sealing project coming up. The street department has 2 employees working with the county running the roller; the crew will be hitting the city streets in 2 weeks to begin chip sealing. Montana Machine will try to have 10-15 trash receptacles ready for the car show; council needs to decide on a color.

Building: On the agenda.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said the sewer project on 6th and Nevada is finished.

Budget: Ms. Williams said there is committee meeting is at noon on August 7th to discuss expenditures on next year’s budget.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Report in the packet. Jim Hammons reported the chip sealing in front of VFW would begin next Thursday. The bathrooms installation at fireman’s park has been delayed until after Labor Day.
KRDC: None, next meeting August 16th.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None.

New Business:
Darryl Pfeifer, event Chairman, Libby Elks request for a street closure, sound variance and open container variance for the cornhole fundraiser tournament Saturday, September 22, 2018
• Closing west 4th street from California to main from 8am to 6pm.
• Sound variance for outside music during the event.
• Request open containers are allowed inside a temporary fenced enclosure.
Mary Pfeifer 359 Northwood asked council for the street closure and open container variance. Mrs. Pfeifer said she spoke with neighbors and they were ok with the event, and they will obtain event insurance.
Mr. Dufficy requested the city be listed as an additional insured on the insurance policy.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to grant the Libby Elks a street closure on September 22nd from 8am-6pm and an open container variance if they provide proof of liability insurance with the city listed as an additional insurer. It was noted that a noise variance was not needed since the event would end by 6pm.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Rod Beall and Sherry Roberts, VFW, request the Ponderosa room and Fred brown pavilion for no fee and use of Riverfront Park and the parking lot on Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th, 2019.
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to approve use of the Ponderosa room on June 13th thru the 19th at no cost with a deposit, be responsible for their setup and clean up, and use of the Fred Brown pavilion on June 13th and parking lot from Thursday, June 12 through Saturday, June 15th (the gravel area adjacent to the railroad only) at no cost with a deposit and VFW will be responsible for the cleanup.
Mr. Beach SECOND
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Mike Cirian update on Epa
Mike Cirian gave council an update on the progress of the EPA.
Council discussion followed.

Council recessed at 8:00 pm
Council resumed at 8:05pm

Susie Rice Kootenai Country Ski Club
Susie Rice from Kootenai Country Ski Club asked the City of Libby for a donation of $15,000 dollars from the proceeds of the Fire-Wise project. They are applying for a grant and need a letter of support from the City of Libby by September 1st for the project to move forward with their grant by January 1st.
Hammons said that the bids were opened before the last council meeting and awarded to Tony Anderson from Troy, Montana. Rice is concerned because KCSC is was not involved in the logging plan and the ski season is approaching.
Hammons thinks logging will start sometime in September.
Rice asked how much Ed Levert will make off the project?
Hammons said $12.00 per thousand board feet, and that’s paid out of the project.
Rice then asked the council for the $15,000 for the grant which would be a matching grant.
Williams said the city does not know how much they will be received out of logging project; the bid was just an estimate.
Hammons agreed that the bid was just an estimate.
Rice asked if the city had economic development funds?
Smith said when the city decided to move forward with the fire-wise project the protection of the city’s watershed that was the main concern. The proposal tonight was presented with no documentation or details, and the council has no idea of the final financial outcome of the project.
Mr. Scott said there would be no additional cost to the city for the building according to Taylor.
Scott denied saying that.
Smith said the bids were done above board, and the city followed the bid process as transparently as possible.
Dufficy said the city has already invested a lot of time, money, and manpower in the biathlon range and the city is still $5000 shy from the last logging sale to break even, we need to recoup that money. The city has a lot of projects that need to be done, and we need to think about that, how many people use this course per year?
Rice said around $300 per week in January.
Zimmerman said the council needs to consider this will be part of the trails system that will go from town to the golf course to Leigh lakes and will promote tourism.
Smith asked if the club had any additional fundraisers planned?
Rice said they do not.

TABLED UNTIL NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

APPOINTMENT OF POLICE COMMISSIONER
There was one applicant present for the police commission Jill Beach, 1310 Utah Ave. Mrs. Beach is involved in the community and would bring an outside perspective, she doesn’t have any police background but feels that may be beneficial. Mrs. Beach does have an administrative background.
Dufficy said, “you are aware this is a benign position.”
Mrs. Beach said she was aware of this.
Ms. Smith NOMINATED Mrs. Beach for police commission
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Mr. Beach ABSTAINED.
Smith, Taylor, Dufficy,Williams voted FOR:

APPROVE THE BUILDING COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDED CHANGES FOR THE PONDEROSA ROOM FEE RATES.
Mr. Beach went over recommended rates with the council.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the recommended changes.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Public comment: D.C. ORR 1117 Nevada Ave asked to keep the rate reasonable.
Ms. Smith asked if the committee had considered a non-profit rate.
Mr. Zimmerman said the committee decided to leave up to council recommendation
Ms. Smith agrees to a reduced rate for non-profits organizations.
Council discussion followed.
Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted For
Smith, Williams, voted Against.

APPROVE THE WATER AND SEWER COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION FOR THE $9.40 CREDIT.
Mr. Zimmerman said the committee recommended 8000 gals to city residents and the $9.40 credit to all residents for the month of September to make up for the month of June that the credit was not received.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to amend a credit of $9.40 to all water customers and 8000 gals to all customers within the city limits for the month of September to make up for the mistake in June
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:

APPROVE THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE MOTION to approve Libby Volunteer Fire department recommendations for the City of Libby stage 1 and stage 2 fire restrictions for urban environments.
Stage 1 to take effect at midnight, Tuesday, August 7th.
Stage 2 to take effect when other governing agencies, state, forest service, county, move to stage 2 restrictions.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Ordinance 1922-An ordinance amending title 7 animals of the official code in the City if Libby, regulating urban chickens within the corporate limits of the CITY OF Libby Montana. SECOND READING
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt ordinance 1922 SECOND READING with 2 changes.
7.5.040 #c- coop change to the house
7.5.030 #c- no bantee chickens are permitted will be eliminated.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Terri Rayome Kelly, 163 Scenery Rd. is in favor of the chicken ordinance.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:

• Martin’s Mobil Repair.
• Trinity Drywall and Repair LLC.
• Urdahl Contracting and Services.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approved Renewal Licenses Received to Date:
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Mr. Dufficy said it is not necessary for the council to review renewal business licenses.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for July 2018:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for July 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
None

2) Council Rules and Procedure
Ms. Williams gave council an updated version of council rules, and procedures ordinances page 10 and asked the council to review.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith would like to set up a standard for speaking on the agenda.
Council discussion followed.
Jill Beach said that she was informed of the process; she suggested a checklist may be helpful for others.

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 9.10 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Jody Martin Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer

August 20, 2018 | 1499

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1499 on Monday, August 6, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Council President Mrs. Peggy Williams.
Present were Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy, City Administrator Jim Hammons, City Attorney Dean Chisholm and Deputy Clerk Jody Williams.

Ora Miller offered the prayer.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1498 held on July 16, 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
None
Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams said the committee met and reviewed the Fred Brown Pavilion usage agreement along with the host agreement for Fireman’s Park and will be updated soon.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman said there were 16 calls for July, 12 rural, 4 in the city, 2 vehicles, 6 grasslands, 2 false alarms. 7 Members of the LVFD are half way thru the State of Montana fire service training for the firefighter 1 Program, they tested last Saturday and were reported by Rick Sacka to be doing very well.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 308 calls for service in July resulting in 19 arrests,41 citations, 33 animal calls,6 DUI, and 1 search for drugs, 2 search warrant currently being written for drugs.

Resolutions/Ordinances: The committee met last week and discussed changes to the business licenses ordinance and how to address the renewals and loitering provision in our public parks.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said the street department has been busy moving gravel chips for the chip sealing project coming up. The street department has 2 guys working with the county running the roller; the crew will be hitting the city streets in 2 weeks to begin chip sealing. Montana machine will try to have 10-15 trash receptacles ready for the car show; council needs to decide on a color.

Building: On the agenda.

Water/Sewer: Mr. Zimmerman said the sewer project on 6th and Nevada is finished.

Budget: Mrs. Williams said there is committee meeting is at noon on August 7th to discuss expenditures on next year’s budget.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Report in the packet. Jim Hammons reported the chip sealing in front of VFW would begin next Thursday. The bathrooms installation at fireman’s park has been delayed until after Labor Day.

KRDC: None, next meeting August 16th.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None.

New Business:
Darryl Pfeifer, event Chairman, Libby Elks request for a street closure, sound variance and open container variance for the cornhole fundraiser tournament Saturday, September 22, 2018
• Closing west 4th street from California to main from 8am to 6pm.
• Sound variance for outside music during the event.
• Request open containers are allowed inside a temporary fenced enclosure.
Mary Pfeifer 359 Northwood asked council for the street closure and open container variance. Mrs. Pfiefer said she spoke with neighbors and they were ok with the event, and they will obtain event insurance.
Mr. Dufficy requested the city be listed as an additional insured on the insurance policy.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to grant the Libby Elks a street closure on September 22nd from 8am-6pm and an open container variance if they provide proof of liability insurance with the city listed as an additional insurer
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Rod Beall and Sherry Roberts, VFW, request the Ponderosa room and Fred brown pavilion for no fee and use of Riverfront Park and the parking lot on Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th, 2019.
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to approve use of the Ponderosa room on June 13th thru the 19th at no cost with a deposit the VFW will be responsible for their setup and clean up and use of the free brown pavilion and parking lot on June 13th at no cost with a deposit and VFW will be responsible for the cleanup.
Mr. Beach SECOND
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor,Dufficy voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Mike Cirian update on Epa
Mike Cirian gave council an update on the progress of the EPA.
Council discussion followed.

Council recessed at 8:00 pm
Council resumed at 8:05pm

Susie Rice Kootenai Country Ski Club
Susie Rice from Kootenai Country Ski Club asked the City of Libby for a donation of $15,000 dollars from the proceeds of the Fire-Wise project. They are applying for a grant and need a letter of support from the City of Libby by September 1st for the project to move forward with their grant by January 1st.
Hammons said that the bids were opened before the last council meeting and awarded to Tony Anderson form Troy Montana. Rice is concerned because they are not involved in the logging plan and the ski season is approaching.
Hammons thinks logging will start sometime in September.
Rice asked how much Ed Levert will make off the project?
Hammons said $12.00 per thousand board feet, and that’s paid out of the project.
Rice then asked the council for the$ 15,000 for the grant which would be a matching grant.
Williams said the city does not know how much they will receive out of logging project that the bid was just an estimate.
Hammons agreed that the bid was just an estimate.
Rice asked if the city had economic development funds?
Smith said when the city decided to move forward with the fire-wise project and protect the cities watershed that was the main concern. The proposal tonight was presented with no documentation or details, and we have no idea of the final financial outcome of the project.
Mr. Scott said there would be no additional cost to the building according to Taylor.
Scott denied saying that.
Smith said the bids were done above board, and the city followed the bid process as transparent as possible.
Dufficy said the city has already invested a lot of time, money, and manpower in the biathlon range and the city is still $5000 shy from the last logging sale to break even, we need to recoup that money. The city has a lot of projects that need to be done, and we need to think about that, how many people use this course per year?
Rice said around 300 per week in January.
Zimmerman said the council needs to consider this will be part of the trails system that will go from town to the golf course to Leigh lakes and will promote tourism.
Smith asked if the club had any additional fundraisers planned?
Rice said they do not.

TABLED UNTIL NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

APPOINTMENT OF POLICE COMMISSIONER
There was one applicant present for the police commission Jill Beach, 1310 Utah Ave. Mrs. Beach is involved in the community and would bring an outside perspective, she doesn’t have any police background but feels that may be beneficial. Mrs. Beach does have an administrative background.
Dufficy said you are aware this is a benign position.
Mrs. Beach said she was aware of this.
Ms. Smith NOMINATED Mrs. Beach for police commission
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Mr. Beach ABSTAINED.
Smith, Taylor, Dufficy,Williams voted FOR:

APPROVE THE BUILDING COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDED CHANGES FOR THE PONDEROSA ROOM FEE RATES.
Mr. Beach went over recommended rates with the council.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept the recommended changes.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Public comment: D.C. ORR 1117 Nevada Ave asked to keep the rate reasonable.
Ms. Smith asked if the committee had considered a non-profit rate.
Mr. Zimmerman said the committee decided to leave up to council recommendation
Mr. Smith agrees to a reduced rate for non-profits organizations.
Council discussion followed.
Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted For
Smith, Williams, voted Against.

APPROVE THE WATER AND SEWER COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION FOR THE $9.40 CREDIT.
Mr. Zimmerman said the committee recommended 8000 gals to city residents and the $9.40 credit to all residents for the month of September to make up for the month of June that the credit was not received.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to amend a credit of $9.40 to all water customers and 8000 gals to all customers within the city limits for the month of September to make up for the mistake in June
Mr. Dufficy SECOND
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:

APPROVE THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE MOTION to approve Libby Volunteer Fire department recommendations for the City of Libby stage 1 and stage 2 fire restrictions for urban environments.
Stage 1 to take effect at midnight, Tuesday, August 7th.
Stage 2 to take effect when other governing agencies, state, forest service, county, move to stage 2 restrictions.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve Ordinance 1922-An ordinance amending title 7 animals of the official code in the City if Libby, regulating urban chickens within the corporate limits of the CITY OF Libby Montana. SECOND READING
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt ordinance 1922 SECOND READING with 2 changes.
7.5.040 #c- coop change to the house
7.5.030 #c- no bantee chickens are permitted will be eliminated.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Terri Rayome Kelly, 163 Scenery Rd. is in favor of the chicken ordinance.
Williams, Smith, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:

• Martin’s Mobil Repair.
• Trinity Drywall and Repair LLC.
• Urdahl Contracting and Services.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mrs. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approved Renewal Licenses Received to Date:
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Mr. Dufficy said it is not necessary for the council to review renewal business licenses.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for July 2018:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to approve claims and payroll for July 2018.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1) Libby Web Site Re-Design
None

2) Council Rules and Procedure
Mrs. Williams gave council an updated version of council rules, and procedures ordinances page 10 and asked the council to review.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith would like to set up a standard for speaking on the agenda.
Council discussion followed.
Jill Beach said that she was informed of the process; she suggested a checklist may be helpful for others.

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 9.10 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor, Brent Teske Jody Martin Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer

August 20, 2018 | 1500

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1500 on Monday, August 20, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Council President Mrs. Peggy Williams.
Present were Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Dufficy, Mr. Taylor by phone, City Administrator Jim Hammons, and City Clerk Audray McCollum. Mayor Teske and City Attorney Dean Chisolm were absent.

Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1499 held on August 6, 2018.
Mr. BEACH SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy ,Taylor by phone voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Announcements:
Mrs. Williams said the next council meeting would be Tuesday, September 4 preceded by a public hearing for the budget at 6pm. The City is a stage 2 fire restrictions the rules are posted on the front door.
Committee Reports:
Cemetery/Parks: None.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel reported Ignite the Nights went very well with no disorderly issues,the new route worked well and gave a safety buffer on Mineral Ave. The officers received compliments that the event is more family friendly. Kessel feels this is due to increased officer foot patrol . There was no DUI arrest on Friday night , there were several on Saturday night.

Resolutions/Ordinances: The ordinance committee will meet next Thursday at noon and update the junk vehicle ordinance and fee schedules for the city.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: Mr. Beach said some of the city crew are working with the county on chip sealing. The water project on 5th street to hookup residents to city water will be completed in a few days.

Building: None

Water/Sewer: None.

Budget: Preliminary budget on the agenda.

Finance: None.

City Administrator: Jim Hammons said the city has been working on sidewalk and curb projects for St. Johns Luthern Church, Kootenai ValleyChristian School, and St Joseph Catholic Church.

KRDC: None.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None.

New Business:
Appoint Police Commission.
• Bonnie See.
Bonnie See, 119 West Spruce Libby, thanked the council. She had spoken with Chief Kessel about the position several times and thought this would be a good way to volunteer. Her children are very active in volunteering, she has time on her hands and would like to get active in the community.
Council had no questions.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to appoint Bonnie See to the Police Commission.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy , Taylor by phone voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Jill Beach, Glacier Bank, requesting permission to close the following intersections for the Paint It Pink Run and Half Marathon on September 29th. The run will begin at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center at 8:00 am and will end at Glacier Bank at 11:00am.
Closing the following intersections on the Glacier Bank side of California.
• California and E 6th.
• California and E 5th.
• California and E 4th.
• California and E 3rd.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to close the following intersection California and E 6th, California and E 5th, California and E 4th and California E 3rd to honor the request for Glacier Bank.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Dufficy,Taylor by phone voted FOR.
Beach ABSTAINED.
MOTION PASSED.

Resolution 1923-A Resolution requesting distribution of Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Program Funds.
Ms.McCollum explained this is part of HB 473 and the city is putting in for their part of the grant in the amount of $24,540.00
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt resolution 1923 requesting distribution of the appropriation of road safety funds.
Mr. Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor by phone voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

APPROVE THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR FY-19.
Ms. McCollum said the city has budgeted for four new police cars, the payout for the fire relief at 19.97 mills.The value of the overall mill dropped in value by $4.07.The city is planning on doing paving projects out of fund (2510) next summer. McCollum said revenues in the sewer (5310) are not keeping up with expenses .

Public Comment: DC Orr,1117 Nevada,said he predicted this would happen in 2010 when the dam project went from 4 million to 11 million. The citizens cannot carry the debt load of the previous administration. Libby already has the highest water rates in the state the council needs to trim the budget. The people that you serve can’t stand anymore.
Mr. Beach asked about the billing correction that was made by Black Mountian 6 months ago and if that had made a difference with the sewer revenue?
Ms.McCollum said it had made a difference of $15,000 in 6month and $30,000 in a year, but we still have a shortage in revenue. The sewer and water committee needs to look at charging customers for usage and not just a flat rate.
Mrs. Williams said this is a preliminary budget and can be amended up to the adoption of the final budget.
Ms. McCollum encouraged the council and public to come and talk to her about any budget questions.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to adopt the preliminary budget for FY 18-19 budget as presented.
Mr.Zimmerman SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor by phone voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• KG&T Septic Inc
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor by phone voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approved Renewal Licenses Received to Date:
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve all renewal business licenses received to date.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor by phone voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1. Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club, $15,000 funding request for a Visitor /Event Center.
Ms.Oliphant,KRDC, said she helped write a grant request to the Montana Department of Tourism for Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club to build a visitor /event center. The total funding for the building will be $60,000.00. $15,000(Ski club cash) $15,000.00(City of Libby) $30,000.00(MT Department of Tourism Grant).
Mr. Ben Scott, 402 Montana, Vice President Ski Club, said his focus was the kids to form a biathlon team, to train kids in the summer and have a mountain bike race in the summer.
Mr. Scott said the event center would be 24 x 64 to store grooming equipment; front portion 16×24 would be a warming hut. Mr. Scott would like to hold competitions and have team from Spokane , Whitefish and Meetha Valley meet here .
Tony Petrusha,559 Florence Rd, said the building would be used for all seasons as a registration center, and finish line for all kinds of bike activities and future trial projects.
Mr.Dufficy asked what the building at the ski club was currently being used for?
Mr. Scott said as a timing shed, but the location is half a mile from the course, the visitor/event center would be located next to the course.
Dufficy asked if the city would be responsible for the buildings.
Scott said no,” It’s in the contract that the cross country ski club would be responsible for 100% maintenance of the buildings.”
Mr.Taylor said back in June Mr. Scott told Council the club had $55,000 for the project.
Scott said he misspoke at the time, that was for the entire project and not just for the building.
Mr. Beach asked if the club had a backup plan for funding if they didn’t get the grant.
Scott no ,there are no guarantees in getting a grant.
Dufficy said the city is strapped for funds, the city will not see funds from the fire-wise project untill next spring .
Ms. Smith said “this project fits right in line with our community development policy guidelines, and I support this project”.
Dufficy said’ the city is slowly chipping away at the community development fund, it starting out at 8 million, the fund is down to less than half a million. Maybe the city needs to save some for a buffer in case something bad happens.”
Smith said that is why there are guide lines, so the city knows how to spend these funds.
Smith would like to see future fundraisers by the organization.
Mrs. Williams asked, “are you going to be coming back to council for more money in the future or sending someone else to ask for money.”
Scott said, “no this is it.”
Smith said Mr. Scott has done an excellent job and Ms. Oliphant has a great track record for getting grants for our community.
Zimmerman said the trails system is just getting started.
Mrs. Williams stated the ski club will not receive the funds if the grant is not received.
The council agreed with Mrs. Williams.
Ms.Smith MADE A MOTION to approve funding of the project at $15,000.00 as a match out of the Community Development Fund towards the ski club match at 50% by January 1,2019.
Mr. Zimmerman Second.
Amber Holm,Libby Chamber of Commerce, Glacier Country Tourism Regional Commission,said both organizations support the project. This will be the only biathlon course in our Glacier County region ,the potential for drawing winter events to our area is huge. The chamber is asking the council to support this project.
Allen Olsen,33692 Hwy 2 ,said maybe we need to keep the trails we already have graded. Olsen would like the money used for the sidewalks on Balsam street to help all the school kids instead of just a few kids.
DC,1117 Nevada, is glad to see there is a plan to maintain the trails. Orr would like to see some other government agencies help out with this project besides the city. Orr asked what involvement KRDC had in the project and if it was only to write the grant?
Ms. Oliphant said KRDC would submit a support letter and helped write the grant.
Williams,Zimmerman,Smith,Beach FOR
Dufficy,Taylor per phone AGAINST.

2.Libby Web Site Re-Design
None

3.Council Rules and Procedure.
None.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith thanked the police and the Igniter’s for another successful weekend.
Mr. Dufficy would like to draft a thank you letter for business who improve their buildings.

Adjournment:
Mr. Dufficy MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:20 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Council President
Peggy Williams Audray J. McCollum, City Clerk/Treasurer

September 4, 2018 | 1501

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1501 on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Dufficy, Mr. Taylor, City Administrator Jim Hammons, and City Clerk Audray McCollum. City Attorney Dean Chisolm was absent.

Ms. Smith referenced page 4 the ski club grant and asked if she had changed the motion to reflect that the ski club would not receive funds if the grant was not received. City Clerk McCollum said the motion was typed only as Ms. Smith stated. The only reference was in council discussion.
Council discussion followed.
Ms. Smith asked that the minutes reflect the following.
Mr. Dufficy asked if the ski club would receive the funds if the grant was not approved.
This was a council consensus.

Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from # 1500 held on August 20, 2018.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy ,Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Ms. McCollum asked council when they made a motion that only one person spoke.

Announcements:
Mayor Teske invited the public to attend Nordicfest this coming weekend.

Committee Reports:
City Administrator: Mr. Hammons said part of the city crew had been painting the city crosswalks while other crews were filling in potholes, the city will start chip sealing next week.

Fire: None.

Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 345 calls for service in August resulting in 32 arrest ,66 citations, 2 DUI ,3 drug and 22 thefts. Kessel said there had been a lot of expensive bicycle thefts lately.
The officers have been patrolling Balsam and Education since school has started and have issued 6 citations and several warnings.
Dufficy asked Kessel was there an officer that follows the busses for the children’s safety?
Kessel said there is.
Taylor asked out of the 32 arrest and 66 citations how many were in the city and county?
Kessel said all stats are in the city.
Mayor Teske thanked Kessel and the officers for all they do and reminded the public to slow down and lock up their bikes.

Resolutions/Ordinances: On the agenda.

Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None

Building: None

Water/Sewer: None.

Cemetery/Parks: Mrs. Williams will have a meeting September 10 at noon in the council chamber. Agenda items will be various user agreements and the camp host user agreement.

Finance: 18-19 approval of the budget on the agenda.

KRDC: None.

City-County Board of Heath: None.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
None.

New Business:
Pamela Peppenger, Libby Nordic Heritage Festival, street closure request. Saturday, September 8,2018 7am to 1 pm. Lincoln Blvd from Dakota to Idaho, Mineral Ave from 8th St. to 2ndSt. to Louisiana and Louisiana up to Lincoln Blvd.
Ms. Peppenger asked council for the street closure and asked for the use of the road barricades. Peppenger invited the council and the public to attend the festival.

Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to grant the street closure request on Saturday, September 8th from 7 am to 1 pm for the Libby Nordicfest Parade.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy , Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Todd Berget-Information on the Bridge of Voices.
Mr. Berget spoke to council about his idea for the Bridge of Voices that would be located on the old hall bridge walking path. Mr. Berget has 5 chimes hanging from the bridge as an introductory phase, Berget has contacted area homeowners ,they have not been opposed. Mr. Berget then talked about different materials that the chimes could be made of and different ideas for the project.
Council and public discussion followed.

Resolution 1924-Resolution by the city council of the City of Libby fixing the annual appropriations for the City of Libby, Montana for the 2018-2019 Budget.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve resolution 1924.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Resolution 1925-Resolution by the city council of the City of Libby, Montana setting the salaries and wages of elected officers, appointed officers and city employees.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve resolution 1925.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Resolution 1926-Resolution of the city council of the City of Libby making tax levy for the year 2018 upon all real property in the city of Libby for general and special purposes.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve resolution 1926.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Introduction Ordinance 1927-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana, amending chapter 8.08.010 of the Libby municipal code entitled “accumulation of trash and junk and prohibited.”
Ms. Smith explained this was a request from the Lincoln County Sanitarian to bring our ordinance in line with the state provisions. Smith said the significate change was in chapter 8.08.010 the addition if a vehicle is permanently registered under MCA 61-3-562 and meets the above criteria, the vehicle is junk.
Ms. Smith said this is the recommendation from the ordinance committee.
Mr. Zimmerman said this would help the officers do their jobs.
Public Comment:
Dee Teske,804 Michigan Ave, asked about project cars that are licensed that are not junk.
Ms. Smith this will be up to the discretion of the officer.
Chief Kessel stated if you have a project car cover it with a plastic car cover. The goal is to get the citizen’s complaints taken care of for junk vehicles

Introduction Ordinance 1928-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana amending chapter 9.52 of the Libby municipal code entitled “loitering.”
Ms. Smith said the committee received the recommendations from Judge Briggs and Chief Kessel. Ms. Smith then reviewed the recommended changes with the council.

Introduction Ordinance 1929- An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana, amending certain sections of chapter 5 of the Libby municipal code entitled “business licenses and regulations.”
Ms.Smith went over the recommended changes for the council .

Resolution 1930-License to hold chickens within the City of Libby.- Tabled

Approve new business licenses received to date:
• K & B Construction
• Deana Bee
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to accept all new business licenses received to date.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Approve claims and payroll for August 2018.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve all claims and payroll for August 2018 received to date.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.

Unfinished Business:
1.Libby Web Site Re-Design
None

2.Council Rules and Procedure.
Mrs. Williams gave council an updated version of the Ordinances and Resolutions( PartX) and Appointments to Various Boards, Agencies and Commissions (Part XI). Council discussion followed the main topic of discussion was filling a council vacancy.

General Comments from the Council:
Mr. Taylor asked why Mr. Patrusha was not giving council monthly updates because the contract had been signed 4 months ago. Mayor Teske said the contract started last month and council can start requesting him for monthly updates.

Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:28 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor
Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum, City Clerk/Treasurer

September 4, 2018 | Public Hearing

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APPROVED
A Special Meeting of the City Council (FY 19 Preliminary Budget Approval) was held on Monday, September 4, 2018 in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Mayor Brent Teske.
Present were Mrs. Williams, Mr. Beach, Ms. Smith, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dufficy, City Clerk/Treasurer Audray McCollum and City Administrator Jim Hammons. City Attorney Dean Chisholm and Councilperson Brian Zimmerman were absent.
Announcements:
Mayor Teske welcomed the public.
New Business:
FY 19 Preliminary Budget:
Mayor Teske asked council if they had any questions.
Mr. Taylor asked what happens when a department goes over budget?
Mayor Teske said the department heads are a lot more involved than in the past with their budgets, checking their claims, itemize them and being more fiscally responsible.
There was no public comment on the budget.
Council discussion followed.
Adjournment:
Meeting was ADJOURNED at 6:20 pm.

September 17, 2018 | 1502

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1502 on Monday, September 17, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Dufficy, Mr. Taylor, City Administrator Jim Hammons, and City Clerk Audray McCollum. City Attorney Dean Chisolm was absent.

Philip Coblentz offered the prayer.

Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to approve the minutes from Public Hearing held on September 4, 2018, regarding the budget for FY 19.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy ,Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Mr. Zimmerman Made a Motion to approve the minutes from meeting #1501 held on September 4, 2018.
Ms. Williams Second.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Announcements:
Mayor Teske invited the public to attended chainsaw carving contests this weekend and support the businesses that were putting it on.

Committee Reports:
City Administrator: Mr. Hammons thanked the county road crew for their help with the city’s chip sealing road project and the use of their equipment and manpower. The city will start sweeping the roads next week. Mr. Hammons said the new bathroom would be here next week for Fireman Park. The crew is finishing up on the concrete pad putting the plumbing in, and things should be ready to go.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman reported there were 12 calls in the month of August ,3 in the city, 8 rural and 1 outside of the city.
Police: None
Resolutions/Ordinances: None
Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None
Building: None
Water/Sewer: None.

Cemetery/Parks: None
Finance: Ms. McCollum will be submitting the budget to the state.
KRDC: None.
City-County Board of Heath: None.
Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, said there was an update on the Commission of Political Practices case, the case had been moved to Lewis and Clark County, and he would keep council updated.
New Business:
Lynnette Haines, Lincoln County Domestic Violence Support Group, requesting a street closure on October 5, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm to walk Main Street “in justice for all.”
Lynnette Haines gave council background knowledge of the domestic violence situation in Lincoln County and asked for the street closure from the police station to the cul-de-sac then back up Mineral with a possible police escort.
Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to grant a peaceful march on Mineral Ave to the cul-de-sac and back, either through police escort or though barricades as determined by the chief on October 5 from 7 pm to 9pm.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy , Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Introduction-Downtown and Highway Commercial zoning district and presentation.
Ms. Smith thanked everyone for coming, then gave the council and public the reasons why the planning board wants to change the zoning. The existing zoning districts date to 1974 with no real standards. There have been changes in Libby’s economic demographics and vision. In 2005 the City of Libby adopted the Libby downtown revitalization plan that laid out goals and actions. In 2010 the city updated the 30-year-old growth policy. Smith said this is another step in the process, “implementing good zoning also establishes predictability for established property owners.”
Ms. Smith went over the goals of the Downtown Revitalization Plan in 2005:” Libby downtown must contain an appropriate mix of goods and service, be a cultural center and community gathering place. Provide a vibrant and attractive environment for customers with storefronts, window displays, merchandising, and customer service. Downtown must be pedestrian-oriented, agriculture unique, a district that attracts customers and encourages them to linger.”
“The policies, zoning, and codes need to provide a business and customer friendly district. Libby is effectively managed and promoted by using the national Main Street model of the downtown revitalization project.” Smith then covered the action plans that went along with the revitalization plan. The entire plan is available on the City of Libby’s website.
Ms. Smith went over the 2010 Growth Policy vision that states The City of Libby is a safe, healthy, friendly and attractive community that fosters a sense of belonging and pride.
“Libby is committed to advancing commerce, tourism, and recreation. Libby provides a diverse economic base, efficient public services and a variety of housing options.”
“That economic goals of the growth policy are improving the image of Libby as an appealing, healthy community and improving the business climate for downtown merchants throughout the year and especially during cultural events. “
Smith showed the public the existing main business district on a colored map and what the proposed business main district would look like.
Smith went over the present performance standards and uses.
The planning board has proposed to add parking standards in highway districts, identify transition /buffer areas between commercial and residential areas. New provisions are addressing fenestration building size, materials in downtown districts, r estrict stand-alone casinos and improve opportunities for mixed-use and auto-oriented commercial development in appropriate locations.
The changes will apply to new business or new construction, an exception being material on exterior renovations.
Smith explained the process to the public. The planning board made the recommendation on June 11th. Drafts were distributed to council and public on July 17th followed by an open house. Presented to the council and public on September 17th reviewed and edited by the council, followed by a public hearing. Public comments are accepted up until a final decision. Smith said the process is not over.
Public Comment:
Jacqueline Gamble, 318 E 8th St owner of TVA, (Treasure Valley Auto) 301 Mineral Av, said she was at the meeting in July and raised some very important issues. “According to the zoning codes if the business lapses for more than six months you cannot return to the business. This would be very detrimental to our business we are an automobile business, and this is banned from the new zoning codes.” “We were told at that meeting there would be a line item change for this and there is not.”
Smith said there had been no changes since the meeting; the council has not met on this since the meeting. The board will be compiling changes before the final draft will be presented.
Tom Gilmore, 400 California Ave, said this draft does not go far enough to protect his investment, efforts and the lives his business impacts. “Down the road, this leaves the door open for interpretation to someday expand the business.” Gilmore said the “first time he heard of the purposed zoning changes was Saturday afternoon and he’s been getting conflicting answers on how easy or hard it would be to expand an existing business. Depending on who’s on the board depends on whether you get your zoning permit or not. Gilmore said he has doubts on whether he wants to have a business here anymore or not. He is all for zoning. He would love to improve the aesthetic value in whatever district we agree on” Gilmore said. “There are businesses here that are vibrant, productive, major contributors to our economy and to the visitation into this community and he feels like naming us in the bad guy list, it hurts,” Gilmore said”. It makes him feel unappreciative. He doesn’t know what the solution is but would like expansion or sale of the business to an heir added to the zoning changes.”
Mayor Teske said, “there needs to be clarification to a lot of these points to ease everyone’s concerns.” Teske said this is the preliminary draft.
Smith apologized “nothing was intentional or personal, the board was just thinking about uses.”
Gilmore said “he had no issues with the materials part of the zoning code. He stated if in two years the lot beside him became vacant and he wanted to purchase it to do more commerce in Libby and went before the board and was told no because he sold trailers or he was in the service industry, that would be wrong .”
Larry King,319 California, Commander of the American Legion Post and a member for 36 years said the economy is getting worse, we are losing business in town. King asked about the purposed zoning paving recommendation for parking lots.
Smith said that’s on the highway district and only applies to new business and new construction.
Gail Burger,302 California Ave, Historic Hotel, Libby, asked because she was not currently open and is under restoration would she would qualify as a new business and need to pave her parking lot.
Smith did not have the answer.
Ryan Andreessen, 617 Mineral Ave, Timberline Auto,said he understands the intent of the proposal and agrees with the fact that the downtown appearance needs to be improved. Andreessen is offended that their business of 30 years is now prohibited in downtown Libby for future expansion or to be sold because it is not defined in the new proposed zoning plan.It bothers Andreessen that the head of the board is telling council members one thing and business owners another. Andreessen requested when the proposal goes before the council that they strike auto sales,trailer sales,truck sales, and automotive services from prohibited businesses. Andreessen is unsure why his business would be a detriment to the future growth of downtown Libby. “Input from businesses for this proposal would have been a huge benefit .”This proposal needs to go back to the drawing board, and the auto aspect needs to be taken out of it, in my opinion, we are not Whitefish Montana, we are Libby, Montana we have our own identity.”
Rod Beil, VFW. said the VFW would like to expand their business but would not be able to with these new proposals. The VFW provides services to the community, but these proposals would bankrupt the facility. Beil then asked who was on the planning board and who made these decisions and did they own businesses in town?
Smith said she is the planning board chair and the members are Jennifer Nelson,Mark Andreasen,Gary Neff ,Virginia Kocieda,Roberta McCanse .Smith said there was still an opening and all members were appointed by city council members.
Tim Whalen,136 Break Rd, Ortho Rehab and Studio B, said there needs to be more clarification. He would not be able to run his rehab facility in the current location. Whalen asked the board to be more specific with their definitions .
Vince Baken,420 Mineral, asked if there had been a financial impact study, then said this might produce some lawsuits against the city.
Ted Werner, 41 Sugarloaf Lane, is not adverse to zoning, it can entice solid businesses to come. Werner said “in this market based and in this demographic, based on these average household incomes it’s financially impossible to build a new building and put a new commercial business in here and get any measure of return with the new codes that exist , it’s impossible.”.” Let’s try and assists the small business guys to have more inclusions instead of exclusions.”
DC Orr ,1117 Nevada, said the council was ordered by the court to improve their transparency, you have a board not giving reports as all the committees do. They went off on there own created their vision of Libby . Mr. Orr said the only reason these people are here tonight was one member, Mr. Dufficy went out to the community. Mr. Orr recommended huge meetings with huge advertisements and said the Chamber of Commerce needs to be helping. Orr said these are peoples property rights and the city is infringing on them.
Ted Montgomery, 410 Cabinet Heights owner CampCreek Coffee and several rentals,asked how are the personal rentals going to be handled that are in the business district and vacant properties going to be handled in the business district? Montgomery asked are the taxes going to change in the downtown district? And if so who’s going to take the hit the city ’cause we know you (the City) can’t afford it. Montgomery said he was at the first meeting with 3 other people and only heard about it by a fluke. Montgomery said “we have codes and ordinances and he is not against that, he wants Libby to look better,he’s done his part,bought drug houses fixed them up, has teachers and kids living in them. There’s been a lot of successful business taking off in the downtown , new events coming to town, why do we need to change everything when we can’t uphold what we have.”
Don Thornton,220 California Western Home, and Auto said he is a prohibited business and wants to protect his business and wants clarification. Libby needs to attract business, not make the ones here leave and that’s what this feels like.
Jason Wamsley ,11541 Hwy 37,is looking at property in the downtown area to open a trailer business asked if he purchased it before the new zoning was passed “could he beat this.” Smith said yes.
Bruce Weatherbee,1009 West 9th St Sherpa Trailers, “What makes this community unique, they have supported our business; I’m a bad guy on your list,I’m not happy I think we need to be inclusive, not exclusive, I beg you to think about this.”

Allen Olen,33692 Hwy , said every business owner in Libby tries. “When I was on the council Chief Coker wanted to put cameras on the gut, Wayne Hirst said its time we start doing something for the people of Libby not to them.”
Council Discussion:
Brian Zimmerman applauds the planning board for trying to update the zoning districts,updated the building materials. Yet some of the prohibited uses need to be looked at ,with more input from business owners. Zimmerman said the public needs to be more involved with local government and possibly the Chamber of Commerce could have been more involved in letting the business be aware of the proposed zoning changes. Zimmerman thanked the group for coming out and asking good questions.
Kristin Smith said the process of changing legislation is very time consuming and all the comments tonight were refreshing . Smith said the board would look at all the comments from tonight and address them as they move forward. Smith said again the purposed rules only apply to new business and new construction ,everything that already exists, exists. Smith encouraged the public to provide more written comments and submit them to city hall so the board can address them.
Gary Beach thanked everyone for attending then said” we need to moving forward, we need to be more inclusive” “The proposed zoning could impact economic development we need to move forward positively and not hinder business and promote our local business, verses finger pointing at them.”
Peggy Williams thanked everyone for coming and said: “the conversation was good and opened up a lot of dialogue and revealed a lot of issues, we need to go back to the table and work on this.”
Hugh Taylor thanked everyone for coming and had concerns about the draft and council is not in a position to exclude any business, that is not illegal or immoral. We need to grow downtown with new ideas; we can not exclude someone who is not hurting their neighbor. We should embrace everyone.
Rob Dufficy thanked everyone for coming out and said efforts were not in vain, this was city government at work . Dufficy said “he had a lot of questions about the draft but kept them to himself and just wanted the business owners to come here for themselves to express your views and you did that well. Government should help, not control private business, and private money.”
Mayor Teske said,” this is the start, this is a draft, and this is how this is supposed to work, he was very encouraged by what everyone said and very appreciative by everyone coming out.” Teske said there is an opening on the board for a city resident.
Council recessed 8:30
Council resumed 8:40
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Adopt Ordinance 1927-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana, amending chapter 8.08.010 of the Libby municipal code entitled “accumulation of trash and junk and prohibited.” First Reading.
Mr. Zimmemran Made a Motion to Adopt Ordinance 1927.
Mr. Beach SECOND.

Ted Montgomery,410 Cabinet Heights Road, said he had a classic pickup and was issued a ticket, he was wondering what the process was for junk vehicles.
Mayor Teske said Montgomery lives in the county and this is a city ordinance.
Jennifer Nelson , former Lincoln County Sanitarian, said a vehicle has to meet the terms of the definition of the ordinance and you can license it annually, then it is no longer a junk vehicle.
Montgomery asked how is this enforced?
Nelson said the owner of the vehicle is informed of the code they are in violation of. Nelson said the vehicle could be tarped with a car cover.
DC Orr, 1117 Nevada, asked if the utility box he puts on his truck would be considered junk?
Teske said this would be reflective in the state code in what includes component parts.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Adopt Ordinance 1928-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana amending chapter 9.52 of the Libby municipal code entitled “loitering.” First Reading
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to adopt ordinance 1928.
Mr. Beach SECOND.

Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Adopt Ordinance 1929- An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana, amending certain sections of chapter 5 of the Libby municipal code entitled “business licenses and regulations.” First Reading
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept 1929.
Ms. Smith SECOND.

Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR
MOTION PASSED.
Adopt Resolution 1930- A resolution of the City of Libby, a municipal corporation of Montana,adopting a schedule of fees for certain administrative services provided and regularly charged as specified by city code, and providing for the effective date of all fees.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept resolution 1930.
Ms. Smith SECOND.

Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Libby Web Site Re-Design: None
Council Rules and Procedure.
Ms. Williams gave council an updated version on Council Vacancy and Appointments to Various Boards, Agencies and Commissions. Council discussion followed.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith asked if the ski club had received the city’s letter of support for the grant. Mayor Teske said the letter was signed and was handed to Ms.Olphant tonight.
Adjournment:
Ms. Williams MADE a MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 9:07 pm.

______________ Attest; ______________________________
Mayor
Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum, City Clerk/Treasurer

October 1, 2018 | 1503

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1503 on Monday, October 1, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Dufficy, Mr. Taylor, City Administrator Jim Hammons, and City Clerk Audray McCollum. City Attorney Dean Chisolm was absent.

Mr. Zimmerman Made a Motion to approve the minutes from meeting #1502 held on September 17, 2018.
Ms. Smith Second.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Announcements:
The city council received a thank you letter for the Libby Elks for allowing the street closure request for their corn hole tournament.
Mr. Hammons said the Montana League is offering waterline insurance. The insurance cost the homeowner $5.75 per month and is no cost to the city. The insurance covers the replacement cost of any broken pipes or frozen pipes and damage that might be done to their sidewalk and property. The company will use local contractors. Mayor Teske said the company comes in and markets the insurance program to the residents. Mayor Teske asked the council to review the program before the next meeting.
Committee Reports:
City Administrator: Mr. Hammons said divers vacuumed out the sediment and inspected the water storage tanks, this was done in 2009. In the next few weeks, Huber will come in and dewater and service the press at the wastewater plant.
The city crew will start sweeping the streets, cleaning up after the chip seal project.

Fire: Mr. Zimmerman reported Libby Volunteer Fire Department responded to 8 calls in the month of September,2 in the city, 3 rural and 3 outside of the city.
Police: Chief Kessel reported there were 264 calls for service in September resulting in 34 citations,17 arrests,6 DUI’S and 1 search warrant which recovered drugs, marijuana, methamphetamines, and cash.
Chris Pape was promoted to sergeant by recommendation of the Police Commission. He will replace Darren Short. Chief Kessel is reviewing applications for a new city police officer and will meet with the police commission.
Resolutions/Ordinances: None
Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: None
Building: Mr.Beach said the city crews are inspecting the city building roofs prior to winter.
Water/Sewer: None.
Cemetery/Parks: None.
Finance: Ms. McCollum has submitted the budget to the state. Ms. McCollum will start working with Denning, Downey on the closing for FY 18 and the audits for FY 17 and 18.
KRDC: Mr. Zimmerman was unable to attend the last meeting.
City-County Board of Heath: None.
Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
William Stokesberry,203 Mineral Ave, owns Bills Auto said: “the chainsaw event was a nice thing, but it shut his business down, he was blocked off on Mineral Ave and on 2nd Street by food vendors.” Stokesberry asked whom he should talk to, so this does not happen in the future.
Mayor Teske said, “now that the city is aware of this when Kootenai Country Montana comes and asks for the street closure in the future, the council will make this part of their consideration for the street closure request.”
Zimmerman asked if Bob Henline had talked to Mr. Stokesberry about the vendor’s location.
Mr. Stokesberry said no one asked him.
Ms. Smith said Kootenai Country Montana was the organization that puts on the event, and Mr. Stokesberry should contact them.

New Business:
Tina Oliphant,64 Lincoln Blvd., Planning for the City of Libby.
Ms. Oliphant executive director of KRDC talked to the council about a formal comprehensive development plan, aka growth policy; the last policy was done in 2010. Oliphant said her timing was motivated by the zoning discussions at the September 17 council meeting and some public comments made over the Flower Creek Trails project. Oliphant said Mike Frasier the City of Libby engineer came and asked if Oliphant could assist with some funding for a CDBG grant which led to a conversation about the most successful small towns were taking the planning process seriously.
Oliphant said that grants that are competitive with the State of Montana are the towns that have a community planning project. The grant application needs to include prioritizing the needs and a capital improvement plan.
Oliphant said she met with the council two years ago and talked about the need and value of updating the growth policy.
Oliphant asked the City of Libby to make this a priority.
Mayor Teske said when the city met with Oliphant two years ago there were several plans that were out of date. The Capital Improvements Plan, Growth Policy and the PERS. At the time, the city decided to fund PERS, and it has been completed. Teske said the council would decide what project to do next.
Council discussion followed.
Smith said the last growth policy was an action-based growth policy and the planning board has taken direction from the policy. She would like to see a strategic action plan for community growth.
Mayor Teske asked if the council was opposed to starting this process.
No one was opposed.

Mr. Hammons said the last Capital Improvements Plan was done in 2011 and the city has done a lot of projects and invited the council to look at his book and notes.

Approve the one-year Lease for the Libby/Lincoln County Forester for $200 per month beginning September 10,2018 and ending September 10,2019.
Mrs. Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the one-year lease for the Lincoln County Forester.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Approve the one year lease for the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency for $350.00 per month beginning on September 10,2018 and ending September 10,2019.
Mrs.Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the one year lease for Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Approve new business license received to date.
• Everything RV/Kirshner Trailer Service.
• Scubby Bubbles.

Ms. Smith MADE A MOTION to approve the new business licenses.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.

Approve all claims and payroll for the month of September 2018.
Mrs.Williams MADE A MOTION to approve the claims and payroll for the month of September 2018.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Adopt Ordinance 1927-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana, amending chapter 8.08.010 of the Libby municipal code entitled “accumulation of trash and junk and prohibited.” Second Reading.
Mr. Zimmerman Made a Motion to Adopt Ordinance 1927.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Adopt Ordinance 1928-An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana amending chapter 9.52 of the Libby municipal code entitled “loitering.” Second Reading
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to adopt ordinance 1928.
Mr. Beach SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Adopt Ordinance 1929- An ordinance of the city council of the City of Libby Montana, amending certain sections of chapter 5 of the Libby municipal code entitled “business licenses and regulations.” Second Reading.
Mr. Zimmerman MADE A MOTION to accept 1929.
Mrs. Williams SECOND.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Libby Web Site Re-Design:
Mrs. Williams will meet with the committee and assess the project.

Council Rules and Procedure:
Mrs. Williams gave council an updated version of Council Rules and Procedures.
Council discussion followed.
Mrs. Williams asked the council to read the draft carefully and reply to her with any comments or changes by October 10.

General Comments from the Council:
Mayor Teske said he had received several calls from concerned business owners since the last council meeting. He would like the city to start an email list so community residents and business owners can receive the council’s agendas.
Adjournment:
Mrs. Williams MADE a MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Ms. Smith SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:50 pm.

__________________ Attest; ______________________
Mayor
Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum, City Clerk/Treasurer

October 15, 2018 | 1504

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APPROVED
The City Council held meeting # 1504 on Monday, October 15, 2018, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Teske.
Present were Ms. Williams, Ms. Smith, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Beach, Mr. Dufficy, Mr. Taylor, City Administrator Jim Hammons, City Clerk Audray McCollum and City Attorney Dean Chisolm.

Mr. Yoder offered the prayer.

Mr. Zimmerman Made a Motion to approve the minutes from meeting #1503 held on October 15, 2018.
Mr. Beach Second.
Williams, Smith, Zimmerman, Beach, Dufficy, Taylor voted FOR.
MOTION PASSED.
Announcements: None
Committee Reports:
City Administrator: Mr. Hammons said the Fire Wise project is going well, and logs are being hauled to the mills. Mr. Hammons will meet with Mr. Scott and discuss the brush clearing around the new building location.

Mr. Hammons said the street sweeping is complete from the chip sealing project.
City crews will start picking up leaves on October 25th and 26th and November 1st and 2nd. The public needs to bring their leaves to the curb and have them boxed or bagged.

Fire: None
Police: Chief Kessel reported there was a school threat on October 4 written in the men’s bathroom at the high school. The threat said there would be a school shooting on Wednesday, October 10th. There was extra police staff assigned for the homecoming events. An investigation was started immediately that involved school staff. A video camera helped identify a short list of suspects. Chief Kessel notified the State Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI. Both agencies provided the department with threat assessment resources. Based on the investigation the threat was assessed as not credible by the State and FBI. Regardless, Kessel still staffed the schools with extra officers throughout the week. Chief Kessel said the investigation was almost complete at the local level. Kessel is still working with outside agencies to analyze the evidence and identify a suspect who made the threat.

Chief Kessel is working on a grant to get a school resource officer who could help identify children that may display this type of behavior and help them before they act out. Kessel said there would be extra patrol at the school s until then.

Mr. Dufficy asked if the schools had the funds for a resource officer? Kessel said no, they might be able to help. Mr. Beach asked what the annual budget would be?
Kessel said with wages and benefits around $52.000.00 annually. Kessel said the city does have a vehicle. Kessel said he would not hire a new officer; the city would not have to pay for the academy.
Ms. Smith asked if the officer would work all year. Kessel said the city would use the officer in the summer during the busy season. Mr. Taylor asked about closing the school campus. Kessel said the school was against a closed campus. Ms. Williams appreciated the way Chief Kessel and the officers handled the situation.

Council discussion followed.

Resolutions/Ordinances: There will be an ordinance committee meeting on Tuesday, October 16th at noon to discuss the purposed zoning changes.
Lights/Streets/Sidewalks: There will be a committee meeting Wednesday, October 17th at 6:15 to discuss an alley issue.
Building: None.
Water/Sewer: There will be a meeting on Friday, October 19th at noon to discuss sewer revenues.
Cemetery/Parks: None.
Finance: None.
KRDC: Meeting Thursday, October 18 at noon.
City-County Board of Heath: Mayor Teske was sad to announce that city representative John Thorton had passed away. The city will be advertising for a replacement.
Mr. Dufficy attended the meeting and said the board recommends everyone get a flu shot. The public needs to get burning permits for fall burning. The board is happy that more people are recycling. The board is preparing for the departure of the EPA and are aiming for a smooth transition.

Public Comment on Non- Agenda Items:
DC Orr,1117 Nevada, said the planning board has not been transparent with the public about the purposed downtown zoning changes. Mr. Orr asked the planning board to have their meetings after work so more public could attend the meetings.
Orr said the city’s webpage was a mess, and the public could not access the information. Mr. Orr found one set of minutes from the planning commission from 2015 and was unable to find any agendas.
Orr said the planning commission was operating illegally and anything presented to the council should be considered illegitimate. The board did not follow the open meeting law.
Mr. Orr asked the council to send the zoning request back to the planning commission and reorganize the planning board.
Ms. McCollum said all the planning board agendas are posted on the city’s web page.

New Business:
Dann Rohrer-Cabinet View Golf Club.
Dan Rohrer,123 Swede Gulch Drive, Cabinet View Golf Club. Mr. Rohrer thanked the Mayor and the council for putting him on the agenda. Rohrer came to update council on the potential new housing development. Rohrer stated the club delivered the past documents to City Attorney Chisholm for review. The club has been in contact with their engineer, putting together development cost and organizing a fundraiser for an estimated $30,000.00 to move forward with the development.

The golf club is a nonprofit organization, and their goal is to cover the expenses without taking out a loan. The club raised $20,000.00 a few years ago on a preliminary plat that would make the total $50,000.00 on planning.

Before the club moves forward with the fundraiser, they ask the council to disclose any unexpected expenses. The golf board is behind this and would like to move forward in good faith. Rohrer said, “this development is a win, win for the city and for Cabinet View Golf Club. This area lacks good quality building spots especially close to town. The development would bring 115 potential lots.” Mr. Rohrer thanked the council for their commitment and working with the club and the club commits to working with the city.

Mayor Teske said he has gone through the paperwork from the past and had unanswered questions. Teske said none of the council was present when the project started in 2004.
Rohrer gave the council his background knowledge of the proceedings from 2004 to the present.
Rohrer said there has never been any documentation stating the golf club was responsible for the sewer main, yet they were told they owed $750,000.00 to the City of Libby for the sewer main.

Council discussion followed.
The golf course asked the council for a letter from the City of Libby stating the golf course was not responsible for the sewer main.
Mr. Chisholm requested up to 4 weeks to research the past paperwork and the new proposal; he then would provide a letter to the council . The council would then provide a letter to Cabinet View Country Club.
Council Comments:
Mr. Zimmerman said, “this had been a black cloud over everyone, now is the time to make a move the city could recoup some funds and place them in an account to help others.”
Ms. Smith said, “the city needs to get better at documenting.”
Mr. Beach said, “This matter has been in the community for a long time. This would be great for the city an opportunity to recoup funds .”
Ms. Williams said, “This was before my time if the documentation was there, it would have surfaced, it’s time to move on.”
Mr. Taylor said “this needs to be researched if this was an expired document then we have no other options. Mr. Thede (former City Administrator) is available. If the city is owed money, the city needs to be paid that money.”
Mr. Dufficy said he was a member of the county club and would like to see the back nine developed. Dufficy would like to research the issue and move ahead.
Ms. Williams disclosed that KLCB owns a share of the golf course.
Public Comment:
DC Orr,1117 Nevada, said he was a member of the council in 2009 and gave his background knowledge between the City of Libby and Cabinet View Country Club. Mr. Orr said, “the city needs to put this behind them and move ahead with the subdivision and get what you can out of the loan.”

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Libby Web Site Re-Design:
Ms. Williams is back in contact with Nate and getting him information that he needs.

Council Rules and Procedure:
Ms. Williams gave council an updated version of Council Rules and Procedures to the city attorney and is waiting for feedback.
Council then discussed the appointment of board members.
Mayor Teske asked council how they would like to proceed with the appointment of board members because the Council Rules and Procedures was not finalized.
Dufficy and Taylor would like the council to interview and appoint the board members.
Smith would like each board to make their recommendation to the council.
TABLED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

General Comments from the Council:
Ms. Smith wished everyone a safe and happy Halloween.

Adjournment:
Ms. Williams MADE a MOTION to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Dufficy SECOND.
Williams, Zimmerman, Beach, Taylor, Dufficy voted FOR:
MOTION PASSED.
The meeting ADJOURNED at 8:05 pm.

__________________ Attest; ______________________
Mayor
Brent Teske Audray J. McCollum, City Clerk/Treasurer