Lapel Town Council Special Meeting

February 3, 2022 @ 7:00pm

GoTo Meeting Virtual Link

Attending tonight’s meeting was Teresa Retherford, Chad Blake, Noah Bozell, Lindsay Washmuth, Paula Lee, Kourtney Krabbe, and Town Attorney Shanna Kelly. Tonight’s meeting was held 100% virtually due to a winter storm. The public could attend tonight’s meeting by using the GoTo Meeting link post on the Town of Lapel’s Facebook page.

Teresa Retherford opened the meeting up to public comment for anything that is not currently on the meeting agenda. No public comment was made.

Introduced to the Council tonight was Resolution 2-2022 which allows Town Council members to execute SRF loan program documents. A motion to approve Resolution 2-2022 was made by Blake, 2nd by Washmuth; all voted yes.

Introduced to the Council tonight was Resolution 3-2022 which elects standard allowance for the expenditure of American Rescue Plan Funds. A motion to approve Resolution 3-2022 was made by Washmuth, 2nd by Blake; all voted yes.

Introduced to the Council tonight was Ordinance 4-2022 which is an amendment to the 2022 Salary Ordinance. Currently when an employee gets certified in Class 1 or Class 2 Water or Waste Water they receive a $0.75 raise to their currently salary. Ordinance 4-2022 raises the $0.75 raise to $1.00. A motion to adopt Ordinance 4-2022 was made by Blake, 2nd by Retherford; all voted yes.

A motion to approve the new job descriptions & forward them to HR was made by Washmuth, 2nd by Blake; all voted yes.

 Discussion was held on how to improve the town’s internet. ORI was present at tonight’s meeting & would like to put fiber optic in town with the help of possible ARP Funds. ORI is going to put together a few proposals for the Council to review. Due to new information released about possible federal funding, no decision was made tonight.

Continued discussion on the purchase of a new vac truck took place. This discussion has taken place over the last three meetings. A motion to approve the purchase of a new vac truck from Best Equipment was made by Blake, 2nd by Bozell; all voted yes.

The utility crew asked the Council for permission to start taking their Utility Vehicle home on the night’s they are on call. Legal is to write a Resolution & Amendment to the handbook before this change can take place.

Reedy Financial reached out to Lee and offered to help the Town with the ARPA Funding reports. A motion to approve the Reedy Financial proposal was made by Washmuth, 2nd by Retherford; all voted yes.

Lee stated that the liability & workers comp insurance renews in April 2022. A proposal for renewal will be presented closer to that date.

John Nikoloff passed is on-call gas certification on January 24, 2022. A motion to approve Nikoloff’s $0.75 raise per the 2022 salary ordinance was made by Blake, 2nd by Washmuth; all voted yes.

Being nothing further to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.


Posted at Thursday, February 3, 2022