Council Meeting Summary 09.18.2017 – Meeting minutes can be found on the cityofmonmouth.com website after their publication.
1- Presentations or Citizen Inquiries to Council – No citizen inquiries were presented.
2 – MFD August Report – Chief Rexroat presented some of the recent trainings that the Fire Department has been involved in, including helicopter transport that was taught by Air Evac out of Macomb. The evac training helped the firefighters receive first hand instruction from the pilots themselves. One of the shifts was able to perform a mock landing in the soccer field behind the YMCA. The firefighters also had presence at the car show and made use of their UTV. The UTV allows them to navigate the large crowd more easily during peak hours when medical assistance is needed. There were also two significant fires during the month of August and one this month. A detailed monthly report compiled by Chief Rexroat is available on the cityofmonmouth.com website under the community engagement dropdown.
3 – MPD August Report – Chief Switzer presented his monthly report to Council. During the month of August the Task Force Officer made a number of drug arrests within the City including a conspiracy arrest for Cocaine. Chief Switzer was also happy to report that during Monmouth College’s move-in day and freshman walk-out there were no incidents. The police also provided traffic control during the Riley 5k run and he reported that event went great with no incidents. A detailed monthly report compiled by Chief Switzer is available on the cityofmonmouth.com website under the community engagement dropdown.
4 – Woodard & Curran Update – Kevin White presented to council an update on the construction projects that the City is actively engaged in. The updates included the Combined Sewer Screw pump project and the Well 10 addition. The timelines and technical details were discussed. Kevin also expressed praise for City staff that are involved in the project as well as the contractors performing the work. Details on our various construction projects can be found on the cityofmonmouth.com website under the community engagement dropdown.
5 – Smithfield Amendment to existing service agreement – Jennifer Anders from Woodard & Curran discussed the background of the infrastructure improvements that would be necessary for the north pretreatment facility. The clarifiers, the force main and electrical were identified as liabilities that could severely impact Smithfield’s production ability if a failure were to occur. The engineering group at Woodard & Curran has worked with Smithfield closely over the past few years to identify what improvements would be necessary to ensure future reliability. The Council discussed the service agreement which includes a 3 million dollar debt service schedule that Smithfield has agreed to service. The additional revenue would serve as the funding mechanism for the necessary improvements as well as the engineering for the proposed project. A motion was made for approval and was approved unanimously.
*Report courtesy of City of Monmouth*