Here is the video for August 6th’s City Council meeting.
In the work session, we discussed:
- Energy improvements with Gardiner. We sat through a 20 minute presentation from them.
We did not get to the other items on the agenda and they will be looked at during the next work session.
In the reports:
- 2 police officers needed – 1 resigned, 1 retiring
- Police have been asked to focus on lawn parking fines
- Sidewalk program should be starting in Sept
- Service has told the electric company tree trimmers to halt tree trimming until we can talk to their forester
- Simon’s has applied for a grant with the support of the city. It will be at least Oct before they know if they will get the grant.
- The City is looking at applying for grants to redo street and infrastructure in Downtown in 2019 or 2020
- Hoop It Up camp starts this week, register at City Hall
- Friends of the Library’s ice cream social will be Thursday August 16th at 7pm.
- The library book sale is Saturday August 11th.
In the Regular session, we voted on:
- Rain barrels. If everyone remembers, we will likely just vote this one down. We were looking to add it so that the residents of Bedford could take advantage of things offered by Tinker’s Creek Watershed that they only offer if a city specifically makes rain barrels allowed. The City Manager believes that we can fulfill that requirement without passing a new law so we will likely not change the law. (3rd reading)
- The GPS technology for the Water Department. (passed)
- Parking fine increases (2nd reading)
- levy assessments (basically permission to take onto a property) for delinquent water bills, criminal nuisance fines, false alarm fines and grass cutting. (all passed)
- Contract with ProudCity for a new website (passed)
- Contract with J.D. Striping & Service for longline striping (passed)
- Contract with Cummins Sales for a new Service Garage generator (1st reading)
- Contract with All Phase Service to install said generator (1st reading)
- Give permission for the BCDC grant funds to be used for the Broadway Corridor Storefront Improvement Program. (passed)
- Approve additional funds for work at Ellenwood (passed)