December 20, 2021 Commission Minutes

December 20, 2021 Commission Minutes

December 20, 2021 Commission Minutes

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Regular Meeting

December 20, 2021                                                                                                               5:00 P.M.

Mayor John Garcia called the meeting to order with Vice-Mayor Jay Dee Brumbaugh, Commissioner Aaron Thompson, Commissioner J. J. Howard and Commissioner Gary Farris responding to roll call. 

Also present were Dustin Bedore – Director of Electric Utilities, Frank Hayes – Chief of Police, Joshua Jordan – IT Director, Kenton Keith – Director of Streets and Facilities, Sami Windle – Museum Director, Neal Thornburg – Director of Water and Wastewater, Danny Krayca – Director of Parks, Mary Volk – City Clerk and Kent Brown – City Manager.

Mayor Garcia led Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Agenda – Kent stated, representative from SCCD is unable to attend so we need to remove item from agenda.  ON A MOTION by Commissioner Farris to approve Agenda removing item 3A seconded by Commissioner Howard.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0. 



  1. 12/06/21 Commission Meeting Minutes
  2. Appropriation Ordinances: 2021-24, 2021-24A, and 2021-P24

ON A MOTION by Commissioner Thompson to approve Consent Agenda seconded by Commissioner Farris.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0. 


  1. Museum Renovation –Sami stated, last year we were one of the museums selected to receive a Dane Hansen Grant for the services of textile preservationist, Jennifer Tracz.  We feel we will benefit with improvements to the back gallery and show exhibits in a chronological manner. The metal is beginning to separate and we need to repair some cracks in the floor that can cause slips.  Mayor Garcia asked, does the bid from Almanza’s Interior Services include the floor repair?  Sami stated, it is for the dry wall and Kenton agreed to fix floor cracks with college students painting floor.  ON A MOTION by Commissioner Thompson to approve the museum renovations, including the bid from bid for dry wall from Almanza’s Interior Services in the amount of $5,800 seconded by Commissioner Howard.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0. 
  2. ADA Pool Lift – Kent stated, staff was informed our pool needs a second accessible means of entering water.  We have the zero entry but need second entry.  Our pool manager contacted another facility for recommendations.  They use Aqua Creek Ranger Lift.  We also spoke with Associated Supply Company, where we get our equipment and supplies, and they carry both lifts we are looking at.  Staff recommends the Aqua Creek Ranger Lift for $4,601.11.  Commissioner Thompson stated, the more expensive lift might be better quality but price does not justify.  Where do funds come from?  Mary stated, Capital Improvement Reserve Fund.  Mayor Garcia asked, what is weight limit on lift?  Kent stated, 350 pound limit.  Commissioner Howard asked, why battery operated?  Kent stated, this model is used by Derby because they can remove equipment when not in use to charge battery.  Commissioner Howard asked, what is battery life?  Kent stated, I am uncertain, but Derby has had lift for a number or years and not replaced batteries.  This is a newer model used by many pools.  Another reason for battery operated lift is to prevent trip hazards.  ON A MOTION by Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh to approve the bid from Associated Supply Company for the Aqua Creek Ranger Lift in the amount of $4,601.11 seconded by Commissioner Farris.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.


  1. City Manager – 1.  Offices are closed Friday and Monday, then following Friday for the Holidays.  2.  Because of scheduling we will have an after Christmas party January 15, 2022, the Commission is invited.  3.  I will be talking to Commission about times for additional planning sessions in January.  4.  I wish Commission completing terms will be at next meeting.  5.  Thispast week the Electric Department did a good job with wind storm Wednesday.  They addressed ten to fifteen incidents involving electrical issues.  Chief Hayes said Shop with a Cop program was a success.  Frank stated, we invited nine children, seven responded.  The officers and children had a good time.  This gave them the opportunity to have a Christmas.  I was amazed that children shopped for their family, not themselves.  We hope to make this an annual event with a different group of kids to show positive interaction with Police Department.  We appreciate Walmart’s help with funding. 
  2. City Commissioners

Commissioner Thompson – 1.  No Report 

Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh – 1.  No Report 

Commissioner Howard – 1.  Merry Christmas to everyone. 

Commissioner Farris – 1.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. 

  • Mayor 1.  I appreciate the way all departments handled the wind storm.  2.  Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful time with family.

ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION BY Commissioner Farris seconded by Commissioner Thompson.  Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.  Next meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2022. 


ATTEST:                                                                               John Garcia, Mayor


Mary P. Volk, City Clerk