Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The City of Nichols Hills
Minutes of the Nichols Hills Environment,
Health and Sustainability Commission
November 20, 2013
 
 
Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 3 PM on the 15th day of November, 2013.
Nancy Herzel, Chairman                                     Carlene Burger
Mary Ellen Ternes                                                 Peg Malloy
Marty Smith                                                            Lucy Covington 
David Poole, City Manager                                  Randy Lawrence, Public Works Dir          
Kristi Hort, City Clerk, Fin Director                    George Decher, Deputy Public Works Dir
 
 
 
1.      Call to Order
 
Chairman Herzel called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. 
 
2.      Roll Call
 
Acknowledgement was made by Chairman Herzel, Mary Ellen Ternes, Peg Malloy, Lucy Covington were present.­­­­­­­­­­ Carlene Burger and Marty Smith arrived during discussion of item 4.
 
3.      Approval of Minutes:  None
 
 
4.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding reducing, reusing and recycling.
 
Chairman Herzel provided the revised recycling table and a list of ways to reduce in Nichols Hills.  Members expressed sincere appreciation for the assistance of Mr. Bill Arnold with the recycling table.  Suggested revisions to the recycling table were discussed.  Chairman Herzel advised she will update the information for the next meeting.
 
Included in the discussion was concern of the disposal of electronic devises. 
 
 
5.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding walking trails.
 
Lucy Covington suggested the promotion of a monthly “flash walk” in Nichols Hills.   This walk would be family friendly to promote healthy lifestyles and the trails within our city.
 
6.      Receive report from City Manager concerning recent increase in fee rates.
 
City Manager David Poole updated commission members on recent action taken by City Council to increase the water rates by $2 per thousand gallons of usage. Research indicates this will affect 30 percent of the residents (5,000 gallons of usage) by $10 per month; 31 percent of the residents (10,000 gallons of usage) by $20 per month; and 11 percent of the residents (15,000 gallons of usage) by $30 per month; the other 29 percent varies.  Sanitation rates will also increase by $20 per month.
 
Once the sales tax revenue maintains $235,000 for three consecutive months, the city manager will prepare a financial report to be presented at the City Council meeting. Additionally, once sales tax revenue maintains $250,000 for three consecutive months, once again the city manager will prepare a financial report to be presented at the City Council meeting.  He reported the November sales tax revenue was $176,000.
 
7.      Announcements
 
 
8.      Adjournment.
 
Motion was made by Malloy to adjourn this meeting.  Burger seconded the motion.
            AYES: Herzel, Burger, Ternes, Smith, Malloy and Covington.
                        NAYES: None
 
 
Nancy Herzel_____________               
Nancy Herzel, Chairman
 
 
 
Kristi Hort___________                                                  David Poole                           
Kristi Hort, City Clerk                                                  David Poole, City Manager
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