City Of New Virginia

Council Meeting Minutes

May 6th, 2017


The Council met in regular session on Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. for the May Council Meeting.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Huston with Council Members Dittmer, Nelson, Spurling, Strange and Zuercher present.


Minutes from the April Council Meeting and Treasurer’s Report were approved.


A contract with Waste Management for city wide residential garbage pick will not be pursued at this time.


Windstream was contacted about the amount of data usage for internet service at the fire station.  Windstream advised they do not keep track of the amount data usage because the current plan has unlimited usage.  Zuercher will continue to research cost figures from other vendors for internet service at the fire station.


No action has been taken on ordinance updates regarding landlord payment of outstanding renter water bills.  City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant has not been contacted as of the May council meeting regarding this matter.


The City has received back a signed copy of the contract for inspection and maintenance of the water tower from Central Tank Coatings, Inc. through 2022.  The City also received a signed contract for raising the handrail on the water tower to meet OSHA regulations.


Katie Couch was present.  Katie and her children would like to plant a tree in one of the city parks in memory of Brandon.  After discussing different locations, it was decided the memorial tree will be planted in Lion’s Park on the west side between the basketball court and Border Street.


Chuck & Lynn Beeker would like to do something with the ditch in front of their property due to the steepness after ditching last fall.  The Beeker’s are willing to do the work to include intakes for clean-outs if the City will consider purchasing the pipe.  Justin Strange will contact the Beeker’s and let them know the City is willing to work with them and to have them visit with Mayor Huston to discuss this matter in more detail.


Mark Steffes with Blacktop Service Company will be in town the second week of May to look over areas for street maintenance and repair.  The areas include:

  1. Alley south of fire station between West and Main St – cut down the west half of alley 12 inches and double sealcoat entire length of alley.
  2. Alley south side of Library – patch & single sealcoat from Border to West St.
  3. Knotts & West St intersection – cut-outs on east & west side of intersection with asphalt resurface.
  4. Dunn & East St – cut-outs with asphalt resurface.
  5. Felton St between Legion alley & Broadway – cut-out east side 1/3 of street with asphalt resurface.
  6. East St & Broadway intersection south side – cut-out with asphalt patch.
  7. East St south of 300 block to end of street – asphalt patch and single sealcoat.


A plat survey of the property at 508 Main Street was reviewed.  An alley does not exist on this property.  This issue will be discussed with City Attorney Robert Stuyvesant.


The new water rates went into effect on the April water bills.


Law Enforcement– The report summary from the Sheriff’s Office for the month of March 2017 was reviewed.  One hundred and nine calls were received or initiated in the community during the month.  Officers spent in excess of 58 hours for the month in the community.


There is a periodic review scheduled with the State Auditor on May 16, 17, 18.


Spurling moved, seconded by Nelson to pay all bills.  A roll call vote was taken:  5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried.


With no further business to come forth, meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.  The June council meeting is scheduled for Saturday June 3rd at 7:30 a.m.    June meeting date – Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

                                                                                                  Brent Baughman, City Clerk