CITY OF PROSPECT
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 21, 2006
(A complete transcript of this meeting is available at City Hall and on the City's Web Site, HTTP://www.PROSPECTKY.COM )
Mayor Joe Kehlbeck; Council Members Lee Zimmerman, Nan Milliman, Alan Simon, Todd Eberle, Harold Smith, Sandy Tucci; Attorney Grover Potts, City Administrator Ann Simms; Chief Marvin Wilson; Recording Secretary Ann Melton; Court Reporter Bruce Handy.
Mayor Kehlbeck called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He welcomed the seven (7) boy scouts from Troup 30 who were in attendance to earn their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.
Mayor Kehlbeck advised that once the Council approved their support of getting a grant for the purchase of Putney Pond. Prospect Green 2010 Committee put a lot of effort into preparing a grant, and made an outstanding video to mail with the application. We appreciate all their hard work on this project.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Council Member Tucci moved approval of the minutes of the Special City Council Meeting of August 2, 2006; Council Member Milliman seconded; passed unanimously.
COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS:
Nick Nicholson a Fox Harbor resident wish to propose an ordinance establishing a smoking ban for the City of Prospect.
Don Hauss of Sutherland asked the Council to modify the ordinance on antennas for installation of satellite dish.
Chief Wilson gave the Police Report. There were no questions. Chief Wilson told the Council he was please to announce that the Prospect Police Dept. was one of the few recipients of a 2006 homeland security grant for mobile data computers, and would receive a grant in the amount of $30,475.50.
Greg Huelsman a resident of Sutherland asked the Council if it would be possible to change this ordinance to read a maximum of 8" at bottom and 8" at top and can be no longer than 6" across. Attorney Grover Potts suggested changing K-2 of this ordinance to read 8" in diameter if it is a curved surface. These changes made this a First Reading of amended ordinance.
Council Member Milliman proposed an amendment to the ordinance which would change Section 150.02(K) (2) to read 8" in diameter if it is a curved surface. Council Member Eberle seconded the amendment. It was approved on a roll call vote 6-0
Mayor Kehlbeck told the Council Mrs. Duffy the independent engineer that the City had hired was here to present her report on the Overlook Condominiums. After Mrs. Duffy gave her report, a long discussion followed and it was determined that the Premiere Land Developing Company would take care of the problems Mrs. Duffy spoke about.
Mayor Kehlbeck advised the Council the Cell Tower will possibly be in the September meeting and that Chief Aponte will be fine with 110' cell tower.
At the Mayor's request, Council Member Zimmerman moved the Council go into executive session to discuss either the approval or disapproval of Premiere Land Company's request to continue building: Council Tucci seconded: passed unanimously.
The Council went into Executive Session at 9:40 p.m.
Following the Executive Session, City Attorney Grover Potts announced the Council decided that if Premier agree to sign a contract stating they would continue to monitor the problems for a period of time which both parties would agree upon, they would be allowed to continue working on the next three buildings. Council also requested that because the City had to hire Mrs. Duffy to check out potential problems and to bring before the Council what these problems were, they think Premiere Land Developing Company should pay for Mrs. Duffy's bill. Mr. Ashburner said he will get back with the City concerning this matter. Council Member Zimmerman made a motion to allow Overlook Condominium to start work again as long as they abide by contract, and Council Member Milliman seconded; passed unanimously.
Council Member Milliman announced that she would be moving out of the City of Prospect at the end of the Month. She said her written resignation would follow.
Council Member Smith moved adjournment; Council Member Milliman seconded; passed unanimously.
Mayor Kehlbeck declared the meeting adjourned at 9:58 PM.
Ann R. Simms
Joseph H. Kehlbeck