1/3/2019 2:37:00 PM Shafer City Council passes small wireless facility amendment
Shafer City Council met December 18 for a regular meeting. All members were present with city engineer Lucas Jones absent.
The meeting had no public hearings scheduled so after consenting the agenda, the council moved quickly to new business.
The council then approved a motion by Mayor Dan Vogel to approve Oberloh and Associates for audit services.
The council then unanimously approved an ordinance amendment dealing with right-of-way management of small cell facilities. The amendments create a separate permit process for small wireless facilities. The new ordinance includes a checklist will serve as a guide when amending existing telecommunication ordinances. Without the ordinance the city has no way to manage the right-of-way in regards to small cell facilities. The ordinance also allows the city to charge a fee for using the right-of-way. The ordinance was recommended unanimously by the planning commission. The council then passed the ordinance amendment unanimously.
The council then briefly discussed the city’s cost of living in regards to city employees. Mayor Vogel made a motion to approve a four percent increase in wages but noted this most likely will not happen again for quite some time. Vogel also said the city staff has done a wonderful job. The council approved a four percent increase.
Next, council member Patty Mattson made a recommendation to place City Clerk Joan Ciesler to the Visitor Bureau Board. The motion was passed unanimously.
The council then accepted Chad Morrison’s resignation from the Parks Board. Morrison will remain on the Events Committee.
The council then accepted Rick Anderson’s resignation from the Planning Commission.
In the public works report, it was noted the new tractor was ordered and would be delivered in early March.