Bellechester City Council Meeting - May 17, 2023


Bellechester City Council Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2023 @ 6:00PM

Regular City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Jody Gordon at 6:04 p.m.

Pledge to the flag.

Roll call was taken: The council in attendance: Mayor Jody Gordon, Council people Rich Majerus, Mark Gerken, Jered Buxengard as well as City Clerk Lisa Redepenning, treasurer Kyle McKeown and City Engineer Matt Mohs. Council member Kyle Blattner was absent. Pat Duncan was also present.

Minutes of April, 27 2023 regular meeting and Board of Equalization meeting minutes were reviewed and motion was made by Rich Majerus with a second by Mark Gerken to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

Bills were reviewed and a motion by Mark Gerken with a second by Rich Majerus to approve and pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.

Old Business:

• Sewer Grant – update progress – Matt has pictures to go with water meter report. Small Cities Assist wait time and paperwork is near completion. Easements are also coming close to being done. Map and easements will be coming to council for final approvals. Rural Development will start its review. Easements have been filed with county.

• Water Meter Ordinance - review/make changes. Changes were discussed and made to the draft ordinance.

New business:

• Liquor License Renewal – Tavern liquor renewal was presented by Jody Gordon on behalf of the Tavern. Motion was made by Jered Buxengard with a second by Rich Majerus to approve the Bellechester Tavern as presented. Motion carried.

• Noise complaint – resident complaint about noise.

• Mowing/grass Enforcement – Resident complaint about mowing.

• Building Permit Request – Pat Duncan. Pat Duncan presented a building permit for siding on his shop. Motion was made by Rich Majerus with a 2nd by Jered Buxengard to approve the building permit as presented meeting all county requirements. Motion carried.

• Dumpster issue – unwanted items in dumpster and it not being emptied.

Engineer Report –

Clerk Report - Interim Financing – I have compiled the expenses and have it enclosed and ready for transfer. Edward Jones – account goals confirmation. Any changes or keep the same?

Treasurer Report – Past due accounts were discussed along with shut off notices.

Water/Wastewater/Facility Report – discharging at the ponds will be done one more time again in June. Hydrant flushing will occur on 5/26. Mower maintenance and blades needs to be done.

Mayor Concerns: None

Council Concerns: Resident concern about waterway concrete breakage.


Motion was made by Rich Majerus with a second by Jered Buxengard to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 6:55.

Submitted by Lisa Redepenning – City Clerk