Council Proceeding May 15 2017

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  • The Fowler City Council met on Monday May 15th, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Brett Copeland with the following Council Members present: Dudley Strong, Mark Dierking, Louis Randall, and Kendra Dowell.  Also present, City Attorney Clay Kuhns, City Superintendent Brian Finke and City Clerk Jamie Boese . TJ Milford was absent.

Mark Dierking opened with a word of prayer.  

  • April minutes were reviewed.  Dudley made a motion to approve minutes as corrected 2nd by Kendra.  Motion passed 4-0.
  • Bills reviewed.   Motion to approve bills by Mark 2nd by Louis.  Motion carried 4-0.


Brian discussed the highway project updates.  He asked the council about the spacing of parking stalls.  The council would like to make the parking stalls 10ft. wide.  Brian discussed the work he has done at the pool. He also brought up opening day at the pool, council would like to open Memorial Day like it has in the past.  


Jamie presented the financial reports and employee time sheets. She discussed with council ways to use the extra funds from the highway project.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  The council discussed the Trap Shoot Range again.  Still waiting on a quote from the insurance before making any decisions.  Blight houses were discussed again. The council has major concerns about the house on Chestnut.  Attorney Clay Kuhns will work on a petition to assess if it is unsafe. Other properties were discussed.  


Jamie presented some of the projects that the high school did during PBL week.  The council was impressed by the work of the students.

Also Jamie presented a Bid for website restructure.  Council discussed possibilities of having the High School Media Class help us with the website.  Jamie will talk to administration to see if this is a possibility.

Brett mentioned that he had concerns about the increasing cost of phone service through AT&T.  He suggested that the council moves forward on the bid that we received from United for VOIP service.  Dudley made a motion to accept the bid from United for phone service. Kendra 2nd and motion passed 4-0.  

Yearly appointments were discussed and the Mayor reappoints the current slate of appointments.  Dudley made the motion to approve the appointments Mark 2nd and motion carried 4-0.  

Louis made a motion to Adjourn Kendra 2nd and motion carried 4-0.  Meeting adjourned at 9:35.  

_______________________ ____________________________________                              Brett Copeland, MAYOR             Jamie Boese, CITY CLERK